Library News

Fort Bend County Libraries To Close In Observance Of December Holidays  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed on Friday, December 22, through Monday, December 25, for the Christmas holiday.  Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, December 26. The libraries will be closed on Sunday, December 31, and on Monday, January 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching […]

Chess Players Invited To Share Tips

At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Event  Chess players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a special “Chess Day @ the Library” on Saturday, December 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Learn a new chess move (or two) […]

American Legion Post 164 honors firefighters and paramedics

American Legion Post 164 honored local firefighters and paramedics at its third annual banquet and awards ceremony Dec. 2 at the Elks Club. Award recipients for 2017 from the Katy Fire Department are: Michael Ondruch, firefighter/paramedic,  Firefighter of the Year; and Jarrod Bowen, firefighter/paramedic, Paramedic of the Year. From Harris County Emergency Services District 48, Captain Chris Primrose was named Firefighter of the Year.  Assistant Chief Eric Bank was selected as Paramedic of the Year. […]

Libraries Recovering from Storm to Receive New Books

Monday, December 4, 2017 • Austin, Texas • News Release Texas libraries recovering from Hurricane Harvey are about to receive 100 new books to help them rebuild their collections. Thanks to the generosity of the Brownstone Book Fund of New York, libraries affected by the storm will be able to offer community residents new reading selections for children. The Brownstone Book Fund reached out to Mark Smith, Director of the Texas State Library and Archives […]

Library’s Lego Display  

Public Invited To Participate In Are you the Michelangelo of LEGO® works of art? Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library invites you to show off your talent and creativity at a special LEGO Display Open House on Saturday, December 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. LEGO artistes may register their entry through the library’s online events calendar beginning December 11. Creations must […]

Holiday-Ornament Project For Teens At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library               

Fulshear-area teens can take a break from studying and get in the holiday spirit with a special program for Young Adults, “Making Holiday Ornaments,” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Monday, December 11, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Teens in grades 9 through 12 will learn how to make holiday ornaments using clear balls, old CDs, and other interesting […]

December 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. Because of the holidays, the library will have an abbreviated schedule of children’s programs in December. The schedule is as follows: Toddler Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. — offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Present Tips On Consumer Protection & Fraud  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special program on Consumer Protection and Fraud on Friday, December 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m,. in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Designed to help potential victims of fraud, including area residents impacted by recent floods, the program will help people to recognize fraudulent practices before becoming a victim. In the first half of the program, “Outsmart the Scammers,” Edward […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Celebrates Jane Austen’s Birthday With English Country Dance Demonstration

In celebration of Regency-era author Jane Austen’s birthday in December, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a festive demonstration of a traditional English Country Dance by members of the Houston Area Traditional Dance Society on Saturday, December 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Learn about the origins of the English Country Dance and its impact upon other styles of dance. Following […]

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 […]