Library News

Do you have an e-Device for books or audios and have questions? Did you know Harris County has hundreds of e-books and e-audios that can be checked out through our various databases? Never buy an e-book again. Instead, come to the Maud Marks library on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. to learn how to download to your device. Just let us know which device you own when you call to register and don’t forget to bring it with you to the class. Please call the library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.

Build a better world through organization. On Tuesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. at the Maud Marks Library, adults are invited to come make their own personal dry erase boards. All materials will be provided. Seating for this is extremely limited. Participants may register by calling the library at 281-492-8592 or by visiting the library.

What is the newest way for adults to relax and have a good time? Coloring. The Maud Marks Library now has an adult coloring hour on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Join us on Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. as we color, chat, have a snack, and listen to relaxing music. We will provide plenty of pages for coloring and colored pencils, although, you are more than welcome to bring your own.

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.

Learn who is in your family tree on Saturday, July 1, at 3:00 p.m.. Get one-on-one help to find out. Start your genealogy hobby the right way every Saturday at 3:00 p.m.All programs are free and open to the public. The Katy Library is located at 5414 Franz Road.   For more information call (281)391-3509 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

Did you know that you can check out free eBooks, e-audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, comics, and TV shows with just your library card? Bring your mobile device and join us on Saturday, July 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the Katy Library to learn how.All programs are free and open to the public. The Katy Library is located at 5414 Franz Road.   For more information call (281)391-3509 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

On Friday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m.you can find out the latest news in the anime world, discuss your favorite manga, watch some anime and play some games. Snacks provided. This program at the Katy Library is for tweens and teens.All programs are free and open to the public. The Katy Library is located at 5414 Franz Road.   For more information call (281)391-3509 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

Learn all about the Google Photos app on Wednesday, June 28, at 4:30 p.m. This class will go over how to transfer and back up photos from your phone/tablet storage to the app. All programs are free and open to the public. The Katy Library is located at 5414 Franz Road.   For more information, call (281)391-3509 or log on to www.hcpl.net.