Bob Lutts / Simonton Branch Library

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.

 

librarycardblueAll 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.

 

ebooks libraryFort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of 3M Cloud Library, a new, online collection of digital e-books and e-audiobooks that can be checked out and enjoyed from a variety of mobile devices on the go or from the comfort of home.

The 3M Cloud Library collection, which includes e-books and e-audiobooks for people of all ages, is accessed through a free, easy-to-use app that can be downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play stores. The app links up with Fort Bend County Libraries patrons’ accounts so the items are checked out just like any other library book.

The 3M Cloud Library is compatible with many devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and phones, Kindle Fires, PCs and Macs (from which they can be transferred to a Nook or Kobo eReader).

The set-up is simple – download the free app and log in the first time with a Fort Bend County Libraries card. Once patrons enter the library card ID (or barcode) number, they are ready to start browsing the collection’s virtual shelves of fiction and nonfiction e-books and e-audiobooks anytime, anywhere.

Up to five titles can be checked out at a time, for a period of 14 days, after which the items automatically expire from the account, so there are never any late fees. The items can also be returned early so that new titles can be checked out.

To browse the 3M Cloud Library collection of e-books and e-audiobooks, go to the FBCL website, www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Ebooks and Digital Media,” and scroll down to 3M Cloud Library.

For more information, visit any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system, or call the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

 

 

Isaac's Storm

Solomon vs. Lord

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, September 19, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, written by Erik Larson.

The Fulshear Night Readers Guild will meet on Monday, September 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Solomon vs. Lord, written by Paul Levine.

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.

 

 

FSB - Owl, courtesy of Houston Audubon Society
FSB – Owl, courtesy of Houston Audubon Society

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program “Silent Hunters: The World of Owls,” on Monday, September 19, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Mary Anne Weber, Education Director of the Houston Audubon Society, will provide an overview of these nocturnal hunters and their natural history. Learn about the different species of owls, and how to identify them. Weber will also share interesting biofacts about owls. She may even have live owls with her at the program.

Weber has been teaching with live birds for 30 years, and became the Education Director of the Houston Audubon Society in 1999. She specializes in raptors (owls and hawks), but loves teaching about all types of birds. She also has a passion for photography and the Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association.

This program is 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. 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.