Libraries Present Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of online, craft- and hobby-themed video demonstrations this month to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas.

These programs will be online; they will NOT take place in the library. Links to the videos will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and they can be viewed at any time.

The November schedule is as follows:

  • Folded book art Texas

    Virtual:Folded-Book Art: Texas – Tuesday, November 16 (pre-recorded video)

Library staff will demonstrate how to take an old book and make words and images by folding the pages. No cutting, gluing, or special equipment is needed for this simple craft project. The project is a fun way to re-use old books and give them a new purpose. The resulting piece of art can be a great gift for someone who loves to read. In this video tutorial, participants will learn how to fold book pages into the shape of the state of Texas.

  • Live-Stream: Alternative Photography: Anthotype Process” – Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am. (live via Webex)

Anthotype fern

Alternative photography processes are non-commercial and often age-old methods of producing images. Anthotypes are images created with UV-sensitive solutions made with plant material. Learn how to make the solutions with common fruit plants, and flowers, and how to turn these solutions into images. Registration required; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to all who register.

  • Virtual: Flower Book Art” – Thursday, November 18 (pre-recorded video)

Flower book art

In this video tutorial, library staff will demonstrate how to make paper flowers using pages from a recycled book, tissue paper, card stock, scissors, and floral wire.

The programs are free and open to the public. To register for the live-streamed program or to view the videos, go to FBCL’s website (, click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the programs on the dates indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).