Cinco Ranch Branch Library

The Youth Services department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will feature “Family Movie Day” a free movie series for families with kids of all ages in July. The movies will begin at 1:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
On Friday, July 14, library patrons will enjoy an animated comedy, released in 2016, about a group of pampered pets who live lives of leisure in a Manhattan apartment complex. Max is a beloved terrier who enjoys a quiet life and get-togethers with his friends when his human is gone. His sedate lifestyle is upended, however, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. The two dogs instantly dislike each other, but they must put their quarrels aside when they discover a plot by a deceptively adorable but vicious bunny named Snowball, who is building an army of lost pets to take revenge against the human world. This film is rated PG.
The series continues on Friday, July 28 with a 2016 animated comedy adapted from a hugely popular video-game series about three birds named Red, Chuck, and Bomb. The trio’s anger-management issues make them outcasts on their island home, which is populated by a community of flightless fowl who pride themselves on being positive and cheerful at all times. When a group of green pigs arrives on the island, Red, Chuck, and Bomb are the only ones who find the swines’ activities suspicious. Do Red and his pals have what it takes to save the island from the pigs’ nefarious plans? This movie is rated PG.
The movies are free and open to the public. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The library is unable to accommodate school groups or daycares at these activities.
The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library. For more information about the featured movies, 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 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 July, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community.

Young Adult Book Club – Wednesday, July 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 in July is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, written by Sean Covey.

“The Game’s Afoot! Sherlock Holmes Scavenger Hunt” – Thursday, July 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Multi-purpose Room. Teens can test their sleuthing skills to solve mysteries at the library.

Jeopardy Trivia Game – Saturday, July 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Meeting Room. Contestants will be divided into teams, competing to correctly answer the most questions. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

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.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a workshop – “Publish Your Book for Free!” – on Saturday, July 15, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
Carolyn Janisé will talk about the basic components of self-publishing a book, from designing the cover art, layout, and design to editing, printing, and distribution. Learn how to begin the publishing process and about the different methods that are available. Janisé will also discuss costs and technical details.
The program is 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, July 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents.
“MS Word: Intermediate” will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 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.
“MS Excel: Intermediate” will take place on Thursday, July 20, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Understand this spreadsheet program even better by learning more advanced functions and tools.
“MS PowerPoint 2010 Survival Basics” will take place on Wednesday, July 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Learn the basics of using this slideshow-presentation software program.
“MS Excel: Advanced” will take place on Thursday, July 27, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This class is for experienced MS Excel users who would like to learn even more advanced skills.

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.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special program on “Zika Virus Awareness & Prevention” on Saturday, July 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Multipurpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Yaneth Calderon, Public Health Information Specialist with the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Department, will provide an overview of the Zika virus, which can be spread by mosquitos. Learn how the Zika virus is transmitted, the precautions that pregnant women should take, and preventive tips to reduce the risk of mosquitos spreading the disease.

The program is 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 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 June, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community.

  • Young Adult Book Club – Wednesday, June 7, 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 June are invited to talk about the dystopian novel of their choice.
  • “Introduction to 3D Printing & Tinkercad for Young Adults” – Saturday, June 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Computer Lab. This introductory class will present step-by-step instructions on how to print 3D objects at the library. Learn how to create a Tinkercad account, use basic functions, save a file in .stl format, and design simple projects, like a cellphone case. Those attending this class should bring a flash drive on which to download print jobs. Reservations are required.
  • YA Creative Crafts – Wednesday, June 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom.

Teens can relax and express their creativity with various art projects. Materials will be supplied.

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.

 

 

Are you the Michelangelo of LEGO® works of art? Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library invites you to show off your talent and creativity at a special LEGO Display Open House on Saturday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

LEGO artistes may register their entry through the library’s online events calendar between June 1 and 10. Creations must be no larger than 12”x12”x12” in size. The sculptures can be brought to the library between June 12 through 16, and they should be picked up after the exhibition on Monday, June 19.

To register an entry in the exhibition, go to 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.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The Conversation Circle at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will take place on Fridays, June 9 and 23, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m..

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311. The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

 

Would you like to keep in touch with family and friends on Twitter? Fort Bend County Libraries will present a basic program, “Introduction to Twitter,” for people who would like to learn more about this popular social-networking website on Thursday, June 15, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Computer Lab at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

The Adult Services staff of the library will show how to set up a Twitter account, search for and communicate with other people, and post “tweets.” Those attending this class should have a basic working knowledge of computers, and must have a personal email account before attending the class.

The class is free, but seating is limited 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.

 

 

 

 Fort Bend County Libraries invites booklovers to attend the next meeting of the Cinco Ranch Night Readers book club, on Tuesday, June 20, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Conference Classroom, at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy. The book to be discussed is Luckiest Girl Alive, written by Jessica Knoll.

Copies of the book are available at the checkout desk. Anyone interested in joining this literary-review club is invited to attend.  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.