Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present an introductory demonstration of Tai Chi techniques on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 2:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

YooSoo Shin, an instructor at Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi, will present a demonstration of Tai Chi-Qigong. After warming up, participants will learn simple forms of Tai Chi and Qigong. Those attending the class are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

YooSoo Shin has been teaching Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, and meditation for more than 20 years.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311.

Kinder Korner — a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities – normally takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Kinder Korner will not take place in May. The program will resume in September.
The After-School Breaks — crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children entering grades 1 through 3 – normally begin at 4:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. The After-School Breaks will take place on May 3 ONLY. The program will begin its special summer schedule as School-Age Programs in June.
The Creative Connection, which begins at 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, is designed for youth in grades 4 through 8. This activity will NOT take place in May.
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy. For more information, please call the branch library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special International Film Festival during the week of May 22-26. Each day, a movie representing a different country will be shown in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
The festival will kick off on Monday, May 22, with a movie from Australia. This fact-based drama from 2002 tells the heart-wrenching story of three Aborigine girls who escape from an Australian internment camp. The movie is rated PG. Showtime is 6:00 p.m.

 

            Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have demonstrations and instructional sessions on the use of different online resources to design and create objects for 3D printers in May. The classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

The class “Introduction to 3D Printing” will take place on Wednesday, May 24, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Library staff will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn about free websites that can be used to find 3D files or to create their own 3D designs.

The class “3D Designing with Tinkercad” will take place on Wednesday, May 31, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Learn how to use this online program to create objects for 3D printing. Attendees are encouraged to create an account with Tinkercad at https://www.tinkercad.com prior to the class.

The classes are 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 “Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

For more information on 3D printers at Fort Bend County Libraries, call the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.
In May, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community.
The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Young Adult Book Club

Wednesday, May 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. Teen readers will have the opportunity to meet with others who share the same love for great books, and have a lively discussion on the reasons a book or its characters were liked or disliked. Those attending the book-club meeting in May are invited to talk about their favorite graphic novel.

Young Adult Advisory Council

Wednesday, May 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. At this monthly meeting, teens are invited to express ideas, organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens.
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library.

• “MS Word 2010 Survival Basics” will take place on Tuesday, May 9, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, résumés, forms, and other types of documents.

• “MS Excel 2010 Survival Basics” will take place on Thursday, May 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs.

• “MS Word: Intermediate” will take place on Tuesday, May 23, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This class is for people who already have a basic understanding of MS Word, but would like to learn more advanced functions and tools in this word-processing software program.
• “Web-Development Basics” will take place on Wednesday, May 31, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Learn how to design and publish your own customized website using online tools that are free and simple to use. Those attending this class should have a basic, working knowledge of computers.

The classes are 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 “Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

Grand Marshals of the Parade: Cat in the Hat (Kiara Stewart), Thing 1 (Emily Adams) & Thing 2 (Elliott Houghton)

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will be closed on Saturday, April 29, for the 4th Annual FBC Precinct 3 Literary & Fine Arts Festival & Parade, which is free and open to the public. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, May 1.
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 using the research databases.
For more information, contact the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Grand Marshals of the 2016 Parade: Cat in the Hat (Kiara Stewart), Thing 1 (Emily Adams) & Thing 2 (Elliott Houghton)

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will be closed on Saturday, April 29, for the 4TH Annual FBC Precinct 3 Literary & Fine Arts Festival & Parade, which is free and open to the public. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, May 1.

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 using the research databases.

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

 

 

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities. The schedule for April is as follows:

Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. — provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities — including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays

— that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical

development through rhythm and music. Mother Goose Time is intended for infants from age 1 month to 12 months. Mother Goose Time will take place on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Toddler Time – Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m., and Thursdays at 10:15 am and 11:30 a.m. – is a structured program of caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27.

Stories & Play – Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. — for children from 1 to 3 years of age. Children will be treated to a story and then have open play time. Stories & Play will take place on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Pre-school children, 3 to 6 years of age, will enjoy Preschool Story Time, where they hear stories, watch movies, and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Program dates are April 5, 12, 19, and 26. 

Pajama Night Story Time — Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. — gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime.  Program dates are April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Family Story Time takes place on the 1st Saturday of the month, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Families with children of all ages are invited to attend.

Kinder Korner — a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities – takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Program dates are April 12 and 26.

The After-School Breaks — crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children entering grades 1 through 3 – begin at 4:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Program dates are April 5 and 19.

The Creative Connection, which begins at 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, is designed for youth in grades 4 through 8. Program dates are April 8 and 22. 

Minecraft MondayApril 24, 4:30 p.m. Minecraft challenge for students in grades 4 through 8. Reservations required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

For more information, please call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734. The Cinco Ranch Branch library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

 

 

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.

In April, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community.

  • Cupcake Decorating – Wednesday, April 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom.

Learn how to dress up your cupcakes with easy, festive, decorative touches. Library staff will demonstrate basic decorating methods as well as tips and tricks to make cupcake-decorating hassle-free.

  • Young Adult Book Club – Wednesday, April 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. Teen readers will have the opportunity to meet with others who share the same love for great books, and have a lively discussion on the reasons a book or its characters were liked or disliked. The book to be discussed is Shadowshaper, written by Daniel José Older.
  • Young Adult Advisory Council – Wednesday, April 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. At this monthly meeting, teens are invited to express ideas, organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens!

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.