Libraries Host Online Activities For Young Adults, Teens In June

This summer, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12.

The programs will be either live-streamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the live-streamed programs only. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar.

To register for a live-streamed program or to view the how-to videos, go to the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – click on the “Classes and Events” tab, select “Virtual Programs,” and find the virtual program on the dates listed.

Young Adult Advisory Councils

  • YA Advisory Council” – Monday, June 7, 4:00-4:40 pm; Wednesday, June 16, 4:00-5:00 pm; or Wednesday, June 23, 4:00-5:00 pm.

This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the designated time. Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by expressing ideas, organizing upcoming activities, and suggesting new programs and books that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Registration is required.

Young Adult Book Clubs

  • YA Book Club– Wednesday, June 9, 4:00-5:00 pm.

This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the scheduled time. This month, readers will discuss Replica, written by Lauren Oliver. Registration is required.

  • Sienna Subtext: Graphic Novel & Animé Club— Thursday, June 10, 4:00-5:00 pm.

This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the scheduled time. The book to be discussed is Robotech, Issue 1, created by Brian Wood. This title is available on Hoopla. Registration is required.

  • Heavy Inks Graphic Novels Book Club — Saturday, June 19, 11:00 am-12:00 noon.

The book to be discussed is Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, created by Box Brown. This title is available in print; call George Memorial Library to check on availability of additional print copies. Registration is required.

  • YA Book Club– Wednesday, June 23, 4:00-5:00 pm

This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the designated time. This month, readers will discuss Lovely War, a novel written by Julie Berry. This book selection is available on OverDrive and in print; call Cinco Ranch Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. Registration is required.

  • YA Book Corner” – Friday, June 25(pre-recorded video)

FBCL library staff share news & views on some captivating Young Adult lit for teens. A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.

Young Adult Crafts and Activities

  • YA: Building Cat Castles– Tuesday, June 1 (pre-recorded video)

In recognition of National Adopt-a-Cat Month, library staff want to make sure new feline friends have a place to call home by demonstrating how to build a cat castle. Learn how to recycle cardboard boxes into abodes that kitties will want to move into. Hear about local animal shelters and rescues, and get tips that will be helpful for potential adopters. A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.

  • YA: Which Mythological Animal Are You?– Thursday, June 17 (pre-recorded video)

In recognition of the Summer Reading Challenge theme of “Tails & Tales,” enjoy this fun, personality-based online quiz. Are you a Cerberus or a Minotuar? Get a book recommendation based on your result! A link to the online quiz will be posted on the scheduled date.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the live Webex sessions only; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to participants who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office (281-633-4734).