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Events in February 2024

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Jan 28, 2024
Jan 29, 2024(1 event)

6:00 am: Libraries Present Programs for Adult crafters in January


Jan 29, 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries presents a variety of craft-themed programs for adults every month to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas.

Find encouragement, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy (281-395-1311)

  • Donation Period for Community Art Swap– January 2-20. To encourage creativity and reduce waste through reusing and repurposing, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library invites artists and crafters to donate any gently used art supplies for a Community Art Swap, that will take place at the library on Saturday, January 27. Those who donate supplies and materials during this period will receive a ticket for early entry into the event. Donations cannot be accepted after January 23.
  • Craft Club-- Tuesdays, January 9 and 23, 2:00-4:00 pm. Craft enthusiasts of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Chat and network with other crafters who enjoy anything from art and needlework to woodwork and much more! Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies. Samples of the library’s instructional books, magazines, and websites on various crafts will be available. Crafters are invited to come and go as time permits. Meets on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
  • NEW!Sewing by Hand Club – Tuesday, January 16, 6:00-8:00 pm, Meeting Room. In this new monthly sewing club, learn practical hand-sewing skills, such as blind-stitching holes, the blanket stitch, and sewing on buttons, zippers, and more. This group will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and a different challenge will be presented each month so participants can practice their skills. This activity is for adults and high school-age teens. No experience is needed. Limited supplies will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Registration required.
  • Community Art Swap, Saturday, January 27, 2:00-4:00 pm, Meeting Room. To encourage creativity and reduce waste through reusing and repurposing,the Cinco Ranch Branch Library invites artists and crafters -- or anyone thinking about starting a new hobby -- to a Community Art Swap. Those who donated supplies and materials during the donation period earlier in the month received a ticket for early entry into the Community Art Swap, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. From 2:00 to 4:00 pm (or while supplies last), the event is open to everyone, including those who did not contribute supplies during the donation period. This is an excellent way to try a new hobby without having a large, initial investment. Donated supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road (832-471-5900)

  • Intro to Cricut & Vinyl– Monday, January 29, 6:00 pm, Computer Lab. In this introductory adult craft class, learn how to use the Cricut, an electronic cutting machine that can cut all sorts of designs from materials like paper, vinyl, cardstock, and more! To follow along with the demonstration, participants should bring their own vinyl that is appropriate for the user’s intended purpose (Heat-Transfer Vinyl HTV for fabric, removeable vinyl for wall art, or permanent vinyl for cups/paper crafts). Registration required.

Materials for these programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library organizations that support each library.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some of the programs. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the branch library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Jan 30, 2024
Jan 31, 2024(1 event)

10:15 am: January Schedule Of Children’s Programs At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Jan 31, 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library (2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy) presents a variety of free children’s programs – such as Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, After-School Breaks, and more – every month. The January schedule is as follows:

Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:15 and 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.

The schedule of Family Story Time activities is as follows:

January 3 and 4 – New Year

January 10 and 11 – Sleepovers

January 17 and 18 – Things That Go

January 24 and 25 – Time

January 31 – Dance Party

Pajama Night Story Time – an evening alternative for families unable to attend during the day – will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. The themes are the same as those for Family Story Time each week. Program dates are January 2 and 16.

Family Fun Night will take place on Mondays, January 8 and 22, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to an evening of games, building challenges, and more.

Mother Goose Time – for pre-walking infants from newborn to 12 months of age – takes place on Tuesdays, from 10:15 to 10:45 am. This activity provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities -- including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays -- that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical development through rhythm and music. Attendance is limited to 15 infants. Program dates are January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

After-School Break: Paper Airplanes will take place on Wednesday, January 17, from 4:30 to 5:15 pm. This program is for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5. Students will design and test paper airplanes.

 Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, from 4:30 to 5:15 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 4 – Slime
  • January 18 – Robots

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

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