Mar 29, 2021
Katy Library News
Mar 29, 2021
While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, we are offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. Request online or contact us at 281-391-3509 to place orders or for more information.
Monthly Take-Home Craft Kit at the Katy Library
Pick up a children's craft kit each month at our no-contact curbside pickup. Even though the library's closed, the fun doesn't have to end! Call us at 281-391-3509 to schedule your pickup day and time. The library is located at 5414 Franz Road in Katy.
Libraries Present Online Exhibit “Bridging Differences”
Mar 29, 2021
The exhibit showcases the 36 entries in FBCL’s photography contest. Amateur photographers of all skill levels were invited to enter original photographs that portray the culture, nature, people, and places of Fort Bend County that demonstrate how we as a community come together.
Winning photographs were determined by a panel of four judges, who made their determinations based on relationship to contest theme, composition, focus, lighting, emotional impact, and creativity.
First place was awarded to Cap Van Nguyen for his photograph, “Circle of Love,” which was taken at a post office in Fort Bend County.
Second place was awarded to Don Golden for his photograph, “Pepper and Salt.” Taken on the northeast side of a coffee shop in Richmond, the photo features two men enjoying their cigars together while relaxing at a table on the sidewalk.
Third place was awarded to Kaitlyn R. Brown for her photograph, “The Common Threat,” which was taken at her home in Fort Bend County. It features a medical mask and two hands.
“We appreciate all the photographers who entered the contest and shared their perceptions of diversity in our county,” said Library Director Clara Russell. “We had many wonderful photos that were entered, and we are honored to be able to share them with the community.”
To view the exhibit, visit Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) and click on the “Bridging Differences Photo Exhibit” icon on the lower half of the website.
The photo contest was part of the Fort Bend County Diversity Over Division Initiative.
For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
Libraries Host Online Activities For Young Adults, Teens In March
Mar 29, 2021
The programs will be either livestreamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the livestreamed 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 livestreamed 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.
“YA Book Talk” – Thursday, March 25 (pre-recorded video)
FBCL library staff share news & views on some captivating Young Adult lit for teens. In this episode, hear about The Monstrumologist, written by Rick Yancey. This book is available in print.
Young Adult Online Gaming & Teen Tech Week Events
“YA Teen Tech Week:Mapping Life Using Notion” -- Tuesday, March 16 (pre-recorded video)
Get to know Notion, an online and mobile app that helps with organization, keeping schedules, task lists, journals, and notes all in one place.
“YA Teen Tech Week:Mythical Mayhem” -- Thursday, March 18 (all day)
In this virtual escape room, players have fallen into a void and must find their way back to reality by solving riddles. This is an individual activity; there is no interaction between players. Suitable for students in grades 9 through 12, this online activity can be accessed through FBCL’s website on the day of the event; registration is not required.
YA Teen Tech Live Chat – “Videos” – Monday, March 29, 3:00 pm.
This event will be livestreamed via Webex at the designated time. Learn about videoconferencing and creating videos; share tips and tricks for making great videos.
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).