Hurricane Recovery Efforts Continue at Mayde Creek High School through Amazon Wish List and a Donation Effort Led by Former Teacher

By George Slaughter People from around the country have followed the Texas Gulf Coast’s hurricane recovery efforts. For Sally Barnes, a Spanish teacher at Mayde Creek High School, the calls came from her hometown of Whitewater, Wisconsin. How could people help? So Barnes created an Amazon wish list, which she described as “essentially like a registry,” and listed such basic items she would keep for her students in her classroom—school supplies, toiletries, and so on. […]

Young Adult Book Club, Advisory Council & More For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. In October, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. Young Adult Book Club– Wednesday, October 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. Teen […]

Professional Genealogist To Speak At Library’s 6th Annual Genealogy Symposium


In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy department will present its 6TH Annual Genealogy Symposium on Saturday, October 21, from 9:30 am to 3:45 p.m., in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., and different lectures will be presented throughout the day. Professional genealogist and family-history blogger Caroline M. Pointer will share her knowledge, experience, and insight on a variety of topics […]

Learn Job-Search Survival Tips At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday,October 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The series will continue on Tuesday, October 17, at the same place and time. Different topics are […]

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans, September 23 in Katy                

(Houston, Texas – September 22, 2017) Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic scheduled in Katy on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  The clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic, 750 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. No appointment is necessary. The legal clinic is a public service of the Katy Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative. Any veteran, or spouse of a […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Helps Students Excel With Online Homework Help  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) program enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades K through 12, free of charge. This tutoring program is an Internet-based service that provides library patrons with live, on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Certified tutors are experienced in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts. […]

October Youth Activities At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities. The schedule for October is as follows: Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. — provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities — including […]

October Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Toddler Time, Story Time, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The October schedule is as follows: Toddler Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a..m — offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. The program dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24, and […]

Join Fort Bend County Libraries For “Gulf Coast Reads” Reading Initiative  

Fort Bend County Libraries invites the public to join in the “Gulf Coast Reads” reading program, a community-wide reading project encouraging communities to read and discuss a particular book together in October. The 2017 selection for “Gulf Coast Reads” is News of the World, written by Paulette Jiles. Set in post-Civil War Texas, News of the World is a historical-fiction novel about a 70-year-old veteran of two wars, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, and a 10-year-old girl named Johanna who […]

2nd Annual “Kids Music Day” to be Celebrated Friday – October 6th, 2017

Philadelphia/PA –  The 2nd Annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday – October 6th, 2017.   Keep Music Alive is partnering with hundreds of music schools, stores & organizations across the nation & beyond to help spotlight the importance of including music in children’s education.  Events being held by the participants  include open houses, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument petting zoos, instrument donation drives and more. Kids Music Day is one of two music related holidays founded by […]