Bob Lutts / Simonton Branch Library

fsb-holiday-rubber-stampingLearn how to give your holiday greeting cards and gifts a special personalized touch when Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library presents a DIY craft demonstration, “Holiday Rubber-Stamping,” on Monday, December 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Library staff member Carol Morton will demonstrate how to use rubber-stamping to add a beautiful, personal touch to holiday tags, gift bags, or greeting cards. Learn what kinds of supplies are needed and how to make some simple projects.

Those attending the program must be aged 15 or older. Materials for this program are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-4675, or by visiting the 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.

all-the-light-we-cannot-seeThe next meeting of the Fulshear Book Club will take place on Monday, November 21, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is All the Light We Cannot See, written by Anthony Doerr.

skipping-christmasThe Fulshear Night Readers Guild will meet on Monday, November 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Skipping Christmas, written by John Grisham.

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.

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Photos courtesy of Houston Grand Opera, by Dennis Arrowsmith – (L-R) Eric Delagrange as the Ogre, Sydney Anderson as the Princess, & Megan Berti as the Dragon.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will present a special performance for children by Houston Grand Opera’s “Opera to Go!” of The Princess and the Pea, on Wednesday, November 23, beginning at 3:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

This family-friendly light opera, sung entirely in English, is recommended for children in grades 2 through 8. In this operatic treatment of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, a brave princess faces dragons and ogres, but will a single pea prove to be her greatest challenge? The performance also features an unsteady prince, an overbearing queen, and a mountain of mattresses. Music is by Mary Carol Warwick, with libretto by Mary Ann Pendino.

The program is presented with 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 performance is free and open to the public. A free hand-stamp is required for admission, and will be available one hour prior to the performance. 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 LibrariesAll branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which include the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, November 12.

Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies and music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases.

For additional information, contact the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

batsFort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will present a fun and informative program, “Bats: Nothing to Fear,” on Monday, October 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
Kristine Rivers, certified Texas Master Naturalist, will talk about bats that live in the Houston area. Hear about common misconceptions about bats, as well as the environmental impact of these nocturnal mammals. Rivers will also provide tips on how to attract bats to one’s yard.
Rivers began studying zoology at the University of Oklahoma. She has maintained a lifelong interest in nature and wildlife, and enjoys sharing her love of animals with others.
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.

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Bill M. Wooten, PhD

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will present the program “Creating a Mindful Life for Families and Children” on Saturday, October 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.

batsFort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will present a fun and informative program, “Bats: Nothing to Fear,” on Monday, October 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Kristine Rivers, certified Texas Master Naturalist, will talk about bats that live in the Houston area. Hear about common misconceptions about bats, as well as the environmental impact of these nocturnal mammals. Rivers will also provide tips on how to attract bats to one’s yard.

Rivers began studying zoology at the University of Oklahoma. She has maintained a lifelong interest in nature and wildlife, and enjoys sharing her love of animals with others.

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.


fsb-rubber-stamping-1Let your creativity run wild and get new ideas when Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library presents a DIY craft demonstration, “Rubber-Stamping 101,” on Thursday, October 13, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Library staff member Carol Morton will demonstrate how to use rubber-stamping to add a beautiful, personal touch to stationary, cards, gift wrap, or scrapbooks. Learn what kinds of supplies are needed and how to make some simple projects.

The library will provide the materials. Those attending the program must be aged 15 or older.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-4675, or by visiting the library.

Fort Bend County LibrariesAll branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Friday, September 23, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, September 24.

Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases.

For additional information, contact the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.