Bob Lutts / Simonton Branch Library

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.

 

fort bend librarycardblueThe Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will host a Fall Book Sale on Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find a lot in common at the book sale, where they will discover adult and children’s books, magazines, DVDs and videos, all at prices that are hard to beat. Prices range from 25¢ for paperback books up to $5.00 for select hardback books.

The Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library organization is instrumental in funding library programs such as the children’s Summer Reading Club. Proceeds from the book sale and annual membership dues also help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library.

For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675.

At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library Program

Hummingbirds Photo credit: Wolfgang-Wander
Hummingbirds
Photo credit: Wolfgang-Wander

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Hummingbirds for You,” on Thursday, September 8, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Hummingbirds Photo courtesy of Kathie Holder
Hummingbirds
Photo courtesy of Kathie Holder

Presenting the program will be Kathie Holder, an avid birding enthusiast who has a particular love of hummingbirds. She will provide a general overview of hummingbirds and how to attract them to one’s yard with birdfeeders and plants that they love.

“During their southerly migration to Central America, we have upwards of 25,000 Ruby-throated hummingbirds that visit our feeders each July-October,” says Holder. “I want everyone to understand how easy it is to attract and host hummingbirds.”

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 Boster Family (Amie, Meredith, Micah, Johathan, and Julia), Kate Ferdinand, Susan Dean
The Boster Family (Amie, Meredith, Micah, Johathan, and Julia), Kate Ferdinand, Susan Dean

Fort Bend County Libraries Youth Services staff members Kate Ferdinand and Susan Dean, who are joined by the Boster family from Fulshear (Amie, Meredith, Micah, Jonathan, and Julia), accept a check for $5,000 from the Michael T. McCann Foundation for the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library.

The donation is part of the Michael T. McCann Foundation’s philanthropic efforts to support the Fulshear community. It will be used by the library to help fund the Youth Services department’s family programs, cultural events, and materials not included in the regular budget.

“We are fortunate to be a beneficiary of the Michael T. McCann Foundation’s philanthropic efforts,” says Susan Browning, manager of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. “The donation is very much appreciated. It will help us provide some needed items for the library and family programs for the community.”

Proceeds from the Michael T. McCann Foundation’s annual “Bike for Mike” memorial bike ride are used to support the enrichment and beautification of the Fulshear community.

In addition to cultural events and materials at the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, many other projects that have benefited from the generosity of the Michael T. McCann Foundation include upgrading historic cemeteries in the area with wrought-iron fencing and new trees, bicycles for children at Fulshear events, landscaping and stone work for the “Welcome to Fulshear” signs, and ongoing support of Arts Fulshear, the Fulshear Simonton Volunteer Fire Department, Faith FULL-Kids at Huggins Elementary, the Beauti-Fulshear Clean-Up Event, the Brookwood Community, local Boy and Girl Scout troops, and the new Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center in Sugar Land.

Before his death in 2007, Dr. Michael McCann was a very well-known and well-respected veterinarian and grape-grower in the Fulshear community. An avid bicyclist, McCann spent many hours cycling each week, even while undergoing cancer treatments.

As Chairman of the Fulshear Planning Commission for many years, McCann devoted much of his time to the development and growth of the city. His widow, Carole, and their family are dedicated to continuing his vision of seeing Fulshear grow into a prosperous community that cherishes the good, simpler things in life.

 

 

 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 18, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, written by award-winning Sugar Land author Ann Weisgarber.

The Fulshear Night Readers Guild will meet on Monday, July 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, written by Susannah Cahalan.

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.

July 4th, Independence DayAll branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed July 2-4, in observance of Independence Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5.

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

For additional information, contact the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675), or the library system’s Public Information Office (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 20, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Euphoria, written by Lily King.

The Fulshear Night Readers Guild will meet on Monday, June 27, beginning at 6:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Empire Falls, written by Richard Russo.

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.