Bob Lutts / Simonton Branch Library

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.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will have a special event for teens going into grades 9 through 12 — “Board Gaming for Young Adults” — on Monday, July 10, beginning at 3:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Teens who enjoy the challenge, excitement and competition of playing table-top games or card games are invited to test their skills against one another at this special event for young adults entering high school in the fall. Games such as Munchkin®, Pandemic, and Catan will be on hand, but those attending the event are welcome to bring their own favorite games as well.

Materials for this program are provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Fulshear-area teens can kick off the summer break with a “DIY Magnetic Poetry for Young Adults” program at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Monday, June 12, beginning at 3:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Teens in grades 9 through 12 can release their inner poets by making individual word magnets that can be arranged – and rearranged – to form poetic phrases and literary art for their lockers at school or their refrigerators at home. Random words can be generated by using a website or by simply cutting out words from a magazine. Materials for this project were provided courtesy of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

 

 

 

 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, June 19, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is The Wright Brothers, written by David McCullough.

The Fulshear Night Readers Guild will meet on Monday, June 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Elvis Takes a Back Seat, written by Leanna Ellis.

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.

 

 

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, May 19, for Staff Development Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, May 20.
Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books or music, or using the research databases.
For additional information, contact the Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will present the program “Creating a Mindful Life for Families” on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
In this workshop, Bill M. Wooten, PhD, will present a basic introduction to the practice and healthful benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction for families. Those attending the program will learn how to incorporate elements of mindfulness into their parenting role and family life to increase the entire family’s ability to relax, focus, improve cognitive functioning, handle stress more easily, decrease an anxious child’s fears, and promote family happiness. Dr. Wooten will also share tips on fostering a healthy sense of teamwork and reducing sibling squabbles.
“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when you bring open-hearted, non-judgmental awareness to your experience,” explains Dr. Wooten. “Through mindfulness, we can see clearly, accept, and gain freedom from the suffering brought on by our automatic thoughts and assumptions. We can experience the joy of being fully present in our lives, learn from difficult times, and be open to compassion for ourselves and others.”
Dr. Wooten is the Executive Director of the Office of Business Transformation at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He has a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and a doctorate in Organizational Psychology. He has more than 40 years of executive leadership experience in healthcare organizations, and has conducted many workshops integrating mindfulness and leadership.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

The decision to pursue a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle may be made for health reasons or as an ecological choice. Fort Bend County Libraries will have an informational program for people who would like to learn more about these lifestyle choices on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
In the program, “Vegetarian or Vegan Curious?,” hear from Katy/West Houston Vegan Meetup member Cathy Plato, who will provide an overview of vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Learn the difference between vegan and vegetarian diets, reasons people make these dietary decisions, and how to find healthy and delicious alternative foods.
Those attending the program will get ideas on how to create meals that are tasty and easy to make, and that provide the nutrients and protein one needs for a healthy diet. A sample menu of a week’s worth of meals and recipes, as well as local grocery resources, will be available. Hear suggestions on how to get started with this new alternative diet, gradually eliminating dairy and meat from one’s diet. Learn about support networks in the area and how to maintain the diet while dining out.
Cathy Plato has been a vegetarian “on and off” for many years, and made the decision to commit to a vegan diet three years ago at the encouragement of her adult daughter. She also teaches yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

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 schedule for April 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 April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Pre-school children, 3 to 6 years of age, will enjoy Story Time, where they hear stories, watch movies, and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 10:15 a.m. each Wednesday. The program dates are April 5, 12, 19, and 26.

The After-School Break — crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – begin at 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday.  The After-School Break on April 13 will be “Welcome, Spring Chickens!” Make a “Spring Chicken” complete with nest and egg.

For more information, please call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

The decision to pursue a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle may be made for health reasons or as an ecological choice. Fort Bend County Libraries will have an informational program for people who would like to learn more about these lifestyle choices on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

In the program, “Vegetarian or Vegan Curious?,” hear from Katy/West Houston Vegan Meetup member Cathy Plato, who will provide an overview of vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Learn the difference between vegan and vegetarian diets, reasons people make these dietary decisions, and how to find healthy and delicious alternative foods.

Those attending the program will get ideas on how to create meals that are tasty and easy to make, and that provide the nutrients and protein one needs for a healthy diet. A sample menu of a week’s worth of meals and recipes, as well as local grocery resources, will be available. Hear suggestions on how to get started with this new alternative diet, gradually eliminating dairy and meat from one’s diet. Learn about support networks in the area and how to maintain the diet while dining out.

Cathy Plato has been a vegetarian “on and off” for many years, and made the decision to commit to a vegan diet three years ago at the encouragement of her adult daughter. She also teaches yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Fulshear-area teens can welcome spring by surprising their sweetheart, family, or friends with cookies that they have decorated themselves. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will present a special program specifically for teens in grades 9 through 12, “Spring Cookie-Decorating for Young Adults,” on Monday, March 13, beginning at 3:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
Learn how to dress up your cookies with easy, festive, decorative touches. Library staff member Michelle Moreno will demonstrate basic decorating methods as well as tips and tricks to make cookie-decorating hassle-free.
Materials for this program are made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library.
The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are encouraged. Registration will open on February 27. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-4675, or by visiting the library.