Cinco Ranch Branch Library

 

Students who would like to have more information on area colleges are invited to attend a special “College Fair – PLUS!” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library on Friday, June 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Representatives from colleges and universities will be on hand to share information about their programs with current high school students and their parents or guardians. Students will have the opportunity to learn about educational opportunities available at the colleges, as well as admission requirements, financial aid, student housing, and more.

Schools from Texas that will be represented include Lamar University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, Texas Women’s University, University of Texas at Dallas, SMU, and Trinity University.

Colleges from outside of Texas that will be represented include Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, University of Missouri, and University of Tampa.

Students may also attend presentations in the Multipurpose Room:

  • “Finding Your College Fit” – 1:00-1:40 p.m.
  • “Admissions 101: How to Apply” – 1:40-2:20 p.m.
  • “Financing Your Education” – 2:20-3:00 p.m.

The event 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, June 6, 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 Excel 2010 Survival Basics” will take place on Thursday, June 8, 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 Publisher 2010 Survival Basics” will take place on Wednesday, June 28, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Learn the basics of using this desktop-publishing software program to create cards, invitations, forms, banners, signs, and much more by using templates and clip art.

 

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.

 

 

 

 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 June. The movies will begin at 1:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

The movie series will begin on Friday, June 16, with an Oscar-nominated, animated adventure film about an impetuous young Polynesian girl who strikes out on an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean. She must persuade the demigod Maui to return the heart of goddess Te Fiti, so that a blight can be lifted from the girl’s island. This story is based on stories from Polynesian mythology. This movie is rated PG.

The series continues on Friday, June 30. In this 2016 animated comedy, a friendly but forgetful blue tang fish goes in search of her long-lost parents with the help of a young clown fish and his dad. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Will she be able to rescue her parents from captivity and finally find a place to call home? 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.

 

 

 

Chess players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a special “Chess Day @ the Library” on Saturdays, June 10 and 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Learn a new chess move (or two) during this come-and-go event. Experienced players will be on hand to provide tips and assistance. A limited number of chess sets will be provided, but players are welcome to bring their own sets as well.

This event 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.

 

 

 

 

Plug into the world of 4-H Robotics & connect with future 4-H club members. Fort Bend 4-H will be holding three introductory robotics classes this summer at various Fort Bend County libraries.
The classes are FREE and open to Fort Bend County youth in 3rd-8th grade. Youth will use Lego EV3 kits to explore constructing and programming simple robots. Just choose the class nearest you and reserve your spot online at agrilife.org/ftbend4h. A maximum of 14 youth per class will be enrolled.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. Fort Bend 4-H is part of your local Extension family and proudly offers summer activities for youth to have fun, learn, and make friends in a safe space. For more information, visit our website at http://agrilife.org/ftbend4h/ or contact us at 281-342-3034.
Classes will be held at University Library, Sienna Library and Cinco Ranch Library. Reserve your spot now.

University Library 14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
July 6, 2017 | 1-4 PM
RSVP by 7/3/17

Sienna Library 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd.
Missouri City, Texas 77459
July 13, 2017 | 1-4 PM
RSVP by 7/10/17

Cinco Ranch Library 2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77494
July 20, 2017 | 1-4 PM
RSVP by 7/17/17

Rosenberg, TX (June 2, 2017) – Plug into the world of 4-H Robotics & connect with future 4-H club members! Fort Bend 4-H will be holding three introductory robotics classes this summer at various Fort Bend County libraries.

The classes are FREE and open to Fort Bend County youth in 3rd-8th grade. Youth will use Lego EV3 kits to explore constructing and programming simple robots. Just choose the class nearest you and reserve your spot online at agrilife.org/ftbend4h. Max 14 youth per class!

 

University Library
14010 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
July 6, 2017 | 1-4 PM
RSVP by 7/3/17
Sienna Library
8411 Sienna Springs Blvd.
Missouri City, Texas 77459
July 13, 2017 | 1-4 PM
RSVP by 7/10/17
Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77494
July 20, 2017 | 1-4 PM
RSVP by 7/17/17

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. Fort Bend 4-H is part of your local Extension family and proudly offers summer activities for youth to have fun, learn, and make friends in a safe space. For more information, visit our website at http://agrilife.org/ftbend4h/ or contact us at 281-342-3034.

 

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4-H is a national youth development organization with local roots, present in every state of the U.S. and in every county of Texas. In 4-H, young kids develop leadership, communication, citizenship and responsibility, growing life skills through hands-on learning in clubs in their community.

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.