Fort Bend County Libraries offers 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 October, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community.
- YA Program: Folded-Book Art: Pumpkins – Tuesday, October 1, 4:00-5:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room. In this YA craft program, teens entering grades 9-12 will learn how to transform an old book into a unique piece of art! Learn how to form simple shapes and images, such as a pumpkin, by folding pages of a book. The resulting piece can be put on display or given as a gift. Materials for this program are provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Registration is required.
- Young Adult Book Club – Wednesday, October 9, 4:00-5:00 pm, Conference Room. Teen readers in grades 9 through 12 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 October are invited to talk about Jackaby, written by William Ritter.
- YA Program: Word-Art Workshop for Teens – Saturday, October 12, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Meeting Room. Faux calligraphy is the artistic technique of using any sort of writing instrument to imitate the look of calligraphy. In this workshop, teens in grades 9 through 12 will learn several different calligraphic-styles of lettering and then design a card that shows off these skills. The workshop is presented in partnership with Unite & Inspire, a nonprofit organization of volunteers who share their expertise with the community. Materials for this program are provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Registration is required.
- Young Adult Advisory Council – Wednesday, October 23, 4:00-5:00 pm, Conference Room. At this monthly meeting, teens in grades 9 through 12 are invited to express ideas, organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books 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 or to register for the craft activities, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311).
The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.