Library News

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 May, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. Homework Hub – Mondays through Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. High […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Present Introductory Computer Classes  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library. “MS Excel 2010 Survival Basics” will take place on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 10:00 […]

Explore Speciality Teas At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

Tea novices and connoisseurs alike who are interested in learning the finer points of brewing an aromatic, flavorful cup of tea are invited to attend a special program, “Tea Time,” on Monday, May 7, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Bryan Hibbard, roaster and owner of Fort Bend Coffee Roasters in Fulshear, will talk about the history of tea from […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Presents Investment Workshop

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special 3-part “Financial Workshop” on May 7, 8, and 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. This 3-part workshop will explain investing concepts, tools, and strategies that will help individuals reach their long-term investment goals. Different topics will be discussed each day. The workshop is presented by Leslie Corley, a financial advisor […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Cinco Ranch Branch Library’s Conversation Circles  

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The Conversation Circle at the Cinco Ranch Branch […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Book Clubs Announce May Reading Selections

Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. New members are always welcome. The Literary Lunch League Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 2, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is Go Set a Watchman, written by Harper Lee. This book club meets on the […]

Bridge Night At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Bridge players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a monthly “Bridge Night @ Cinco Ranch” on Tuesdays, May 1 and 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The library will provide a fun, relaxed setting where Bridge players can […]

Weekly Children’s Programming At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Takes A Break In May

In preparation for Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Club, which begins May 28, the regularly-scheduled children’s programs at all locations in the Fort Bend County library system, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, will NOT take place in May. The weekly children’s programs – such as Toddler Time, Story Time, and the After-School Breaks/School-Age Programs – will resume their summer schedule in June. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734) […]

Maud Marks Library Has a New Branch Manager

Akhila Bhat, Maud Marks Library Branch Manager (Harris County Public Library photo)

By George Slaughter One can always learn something new when visiting a library. For Akhila Bhat, that passion for learning has evolved into a career that finds her in a new role, as branch manager for the Maud Marks Library. Bhat began her new role last month after making an almost 9,000-mile journey to get to Southeast Texas. She is from Mumbai, India. She married and moved to the United States as her husband, Surendra, […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Close For Fort Bend Arts Festival & Parade  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will be closed on Saturday, April 28, for the Fort Bend Arts Festival & Parade, which is free and open to the public. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, April 30. Your online library is always open at for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For more information, contact the library system’s […]