Library News

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Memorial Day Weekend  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed on Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29. 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 music, or using the research databases. For more information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Learn About College-Savings Plans At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special program, “Gift Your Child a Secure Future: College-Funding Strategies,” on Saturday, June 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Representatives from Transamerica Financial Advisors will provide an overview of College 529 plans and other college-planning options. Learn about the difference between prepaid tuition plans and college-savings plans. A 529 qualified tuition […]

Libraries To Close For Staff Development Day  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed on Friday, May 18, for Staff Development Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, May The Cinco Ranch Branch Library (2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy) will still be available for elections. 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 music, or […]

Fulshear Book Clubs Announce May Reading Selections  

NIGHT READERS TO MEET ON DIFFERENT NIGHT 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, May 21, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is Big Little Lies, […]

The next program in the series, “Ancient Empires: Islamic Art & Architecture,

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have an educational series focusing on “Ancient Empires” this spring. The next program in the series, “Ancient Empires: Islamic Art & Architecture,” will take place on Saturday, May 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Former architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the influence of Islam on art and architecture throughout history. Learn about […]

Learn About Coin-Collecting At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program for anyone interested in starting the hobby of coin-collecting. The program, “Coin-Collecting for Beginners,” will take place on Saturday, May 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Meeting Room at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. William J. Shelton, Sr. of Rosenberg will provide a basic overview of the different types of coins minted in the United States, and how to go […]

Learn How To Use 3D Printer At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a demonstration and instructional session on the use of its 3D printer on Thursday, May 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. n the class, “Intro to 3D Printing,” library staff will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn […]

Library’s “Learning Express” Resource Helps Improve Computer Skills And Career-Readiness               

Do you want to improve your computer skills so you can qualify for more jobs?  Do you want to learn about what career options are available and how to go about applying for them? Fort Bend County Libraries’ LearningExpress Library is a free online computer resource that helps people improve their computer skills, explore careers, prepare for civil-service certification exams for jobs such as firefighters, EMTs, postal workers, and police officers, and much more. The […]

Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Houston, TX – April 27, 2018 – Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek is proud to present several exciting upcoming events and activities for the week of May 6 to May 12. All are welcome to attend. Upcoming Events Computer Help by Appointment Monday, May 7  3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Reserve a 30 minute session to troubleshoot an issue with your computer, tablet or phone. Or, learn how to download the library’s e-books […]

Young Adult Book Club, Advisory Council & More For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-aged 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. Homework Hub – Mondays through Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. High […]