Library News

Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library,
8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. New members are always welcome.

The next meeting of the Fulshear Book Club will take place on Monday, July 17, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Best Boy, written by Eli Gottlieb.

The Fulshear Night Readers Guild will meet on Monday, July 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, written by Timothy Egan.

Anyone interested in joining these literary-review clubs is invited to attend. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675.


Teens are invited for a special movie day on Thursday, June 29 at 3 PM. Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies. We will also be making various things using the library’s 3D printer. Unfortunately, we can’t print the name of the movie here but you can call the library or stop by for the mystery title.
For more information contact the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592.

The Youth Services department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will feature “Family Movie Day” a free movie series for families with kids of all ages in July. The movies will begin at 1:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
On Friday, July 14, library patrons will enjoy an animated comedy, released in 2016, about a group of pampered pets who live lives of leisure in a Manhattan apartment complex. Max is a beloved terrier who enjoys a quiet life and get-togethers with his friends when his human is gone. His sedate lifestyle is upended, however, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. The two dogs instantly dislike each other, but they must put their quarrels aside when they discover a plot by a deceptively adorable but vicious bunny named Snowball, who is building an army of lost pets to take revenge against the human world. This film is rated PG.
The series continues on Friday, July 28 with a 2016 animated comedy adapted from a hugely popular video-game series about three birds named Red, Chuck, and Bomb. The trio’s anger-management issues make them outcasts on their island home, which is populated by a community of flightless fowl who pride themselves on being positive and cheerful at all times. When a group of green pigs arrives on the island, Red, Chuck, and Bomb are the only ones who find the swines’ activities suspicious. Do Red and his pals have what it takes to save the island from the pigs’ nefarious plans? This movie is rated PG.
The movies are free and open to the public. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The library is unable to accommodate school groups or daycares at these activities.
The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library. For more information about the featured movies, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

You asked for it, you got it. The Maud Marks Library now hosts yoga classes twice a month. Yoga can be a very relaxing and centering exercise program. Join us on Saturdays, July 1 at 10 a.m. and July 15 at 3 p.m., as we learn about the benefits and basic how-to of yoga. Join us as we exercise our minds and bodies. Registration is required.

Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Excel program? On Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m., the Maud Marks Library will be teaching the basics of how to use Microsoft Excel. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Registration required. Registration required. Participants may register by calling the library at 281-492-8592 or by visiting the library.

The Maud Marks Library will be hosting a book club for children ages 7-10. Join us for activities and discussions on Wednesday, July 12 at 3 p.m. as we read and talk about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling. Then on Wednesday, July 26 at 3 p.m., we will read and talk about Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. Books will be available for pick up on July 1.
Please call the library at 281-492-8592 for more information.

The martial arts are consist of more than just karate and tae kwon do. On Monday, July 3 at 1:30 and 3 p.m., come to the Maud Marks Library to learn all about krav maga, a different kind of martial art with components taken from many different hand-to-hand combat arts. All children must have their hand stamped for entry. Hand stamping begins 30 minutes before each program. All children must be able to sit through a program without a parent. For more information contact the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592.

The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their June book sale on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All items sell for rock bottom prices. All proceeds will benefit the library.

It’s summer time. School Aged children are invited to come to the Maud Marks Library on Monday, July 10 at 1:30 or 3 p.m. to find the magic in reading. Afternoon Adventures are free programs for children aged 5-11.  All children must have their hand stamped for entry. Hand stamping begins 30 minutes before each program. Children must be able to sit alone. Parents are not allowed into the program.

This summer, we invite you to help us build a better world for those in our community. The Maud Marks Library will be collecting nonperishable food and personal items throughout the summer for the Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry. Come in at any time now through August 5 and place your donation in the cardboard box by the summer reading registration desk. Come help us build a better world for the less fortunate in our community.