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Events in January 2023

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Jan 1, 2023
Jan 2, 2023
Jan 3, 2023(2 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 3, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take 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 and registration is required.

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

6:00 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 3, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 4, 2023(1 event)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 4, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 5, 2023(2 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 5, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

4:30 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 5, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 6, 2023(1 event)

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Jan 6, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

  • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

Jan 7, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Introductory Photography Class At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Jan 7, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present an introductory program, “Photography 101,” on Saturday, January 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Presented by library staff member Bryan Bankston, who also happens to be a professional photographer, the workshop will provide an opportunity for amateur photographers to learn basic principles of photography and to maximize use of their camera.

Learn about different choices to consider when purchasing a camera, such as megapixels, sensor size, lens, battery, memory card, and LCD options. Explore the basics of camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, and their effects on exposure.

Get composition tips on how to make your photos more expressive and artistic. Finally, hear about lighting options, including available light, flash, and other possibilities in poor lighting situations.

The class is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us)

 

Jan 8, 2023
Jan 9, 2023(3 events)

10:30 am: Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Jan 9, 2023

To encourage creativity and reduce waste through reusing and repurposing, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a Community Art Swap on Saturday, January 28, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Between January 9 and 23, artists are encouraged to clean out their art supplies and donate any unwanted art materials in good, usable condition. Materials should be brought to the library during business hours no later than January 23.

Artists who bring their unused arts supplies during this period will receive a ticket for special early access (10:30 am to 2:00 pm) to the Community Art Swap on January 28.

After 2:00 pm, on January 28, the event is open to everyone, including those who did not contribute supplies during the donation period. Free art supplies can be claimed by anyone after 2:00 pm, while supplies last.

This is an excellent way for anyone who is thinking about trying art as a hobby to pick up start-up materials without investing a large amount of money.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311).

6:00 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 9, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

6:00 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Offers Monthly Workshop For Aspiring Writers


Jan 9, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library invites aspiring authors to participate in a new monthly workshop, the Prose Pros Writing Group, on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the Conference Classroom of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Adults and older teens can take advantage of the library’s space, quiet atmosphere, seating, power outlets, and snacks to kick-start their literary masterpiece! Those attending are encouraged to bring their laptop and anything else needed for quality writing time. Participants will have an opportunity to share their manuscripts with others and get constructive feedback.

The workshop is 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).

Jan 10, 2023(3 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 10, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take 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 and registration is required.

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

10:15 am: Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Jan 10, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present introductory computer classes this month on the use of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. The computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library.

  • MS Word 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Tuesday, January 10, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents.
  • MS Excel 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs.

The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

2:00 pm: Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


Jan 10, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

  • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

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.

  • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 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.

  • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

  • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

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

To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

Jan 11, 2023(4 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 11, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

10:15 am: Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Jan 11, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present introductory computer classes this month on the use of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. The computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library.

  • MS Word 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Tuesday, January 10, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents.
  • MS Excel 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 10:15 to 11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs.

The classes are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

4:30 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 11, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

4:30 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 11, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 12, 2023(2 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 12, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

4:30 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 12, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 13, 2023(1 event)

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Jan 13, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

  • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

Jan 14, 2023
Jan 15, 2023
Jan 16, 2023
Jan 17, 2023(2 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 17, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take 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 and registration is required.

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

6:00 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 17, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 18, 2023(1 event)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 18, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 19, 2023(3 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 19, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

2:00 pm: Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


Jan 19, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

  • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

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.

  • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 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.

  • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

  • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

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

To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

4:30 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 19, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 20, 2023(2 events)

12:00 pm: Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


Jan 20, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

  • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

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.

  • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 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.

  • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

  • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

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

To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

2:00 pm: Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


Jan 20, 2023

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills.

The ESL Conversation Circles will take place at multiple locations in the Fort Bend County library system in January. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

  • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

o   Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy

o   Fridays, January 6, 13, and 20, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multi-purpose Room.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

Jan 21, 2023
Jan 22, 2023
Jan 23, 2023(2 events)

10:30 am: Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Jan 23, 2023

To encourage creativity and reduce waste through reusing and repurposing, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a Community Art Swap on Saturday, January 28, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Between January 9 and 23, artists are encouraged to clean out their art supplies and donate any unwanted art materials in good, usable condition. Materials should be brought to the library during business hours no later than January 23.

Artists who bring their unused arts supplies during this period will receive a ticket for special early access (10:30 am to 2:00 pm) to the Community Art Swap on January 28.

After 2:00 pm, on January 28, the event is open to everyone, including those who did not contribute supplies during the donation period. Free art supplies can be claimed by anyone after 2:00 pm, while supplies last.

This is an excellent way for anyone who is thinking about trying art as a hobby to pick up start-up materials without investing a large amount of money.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311).

6:00 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 23, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 24, 2023(2 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 24, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take 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 and registration is required.

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

2:00 pm: Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


Jan 24, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

The schedule of activities in January is as follows:

  • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

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.

  • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 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.

  • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

  • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

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

To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

Jan 25, 2023(2 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 25, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

2:00 pm: Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In January


Jan 25, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in January for adult crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events.

  • Adult Craft Club– Tuesdays, January 10 and 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

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.

  • No Glitter PleaseCraft Club – Thursday, January 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library, 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.

In this monthly craft club, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 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.

  • Nifty Needlers-- Friday, January 20, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear.

Needlework enthusiasts of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ perspectives, critiques, and suggestions. Those attending should bring their own yarn, strings, and needles to start or finish a project, while chatting, networking, and enjoying the company of fellow needlecrafters. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month.

  • Bullet Journaling Adult Craft Program” – Wednesday, January 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.

Learn how a Bullet Journal can be used to keep ideas and tasks organized. This customizable system can be used as a to-do list, calendar, sketchbook, tracker, diary, or any combination of these tasks. Learn about layouts, stencils, and hand-lettering that can be used to add a creative, personalized touch. Those attending this class will construct their own journal with pencil/pen, a ruler, a pre-dotted grid on letter-size paper, and a saddle-stitch binding technique. Registration required.

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

To see a variety of DIY craft videos created for adults by Fort Bend County Libraries staff, visit the library system’s YouTube channel -- https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.

Jan 26, 2023(2 events)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 26, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

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 4 and 5 – Colors

January 11 and 12 – Monkeys

January 18 and 19 – Baby Animals

January 25 and 26 – 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 will be “Colors” and “Baby Animals.”

Kinder Korner: Back-to-School Activities” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Kinder Korner is a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts, and other activities. This month, students will learn about freezing weather and snow, and they will make their own fake snow.

After-School Break: Homemade Lava Lamps” will take place on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2. This activity is for students in grades 1 through 5.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

4:30 pm: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 26, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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).

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023(1 event)

10:30 am: Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library


Jan 28, 2023

To encourage creativity and reduce waste through reusing and repurposing, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a Community Art Swap on Saturday, January 28, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Between January 5 and 23, artists are encouraged to clean out their art supplies and donate any unwanted art materials in good, usable condition. Materials should be brought to the library during business hours no later than January 23.

Artists who bring their unused arts supplies during this period will receive a ticket for special early access (10:30 am to 2:00 pm) to the Community Art Swap on January 28.

After 2:00 pm, on January 28, the event is open to everyone, including those who did not contribute supplies during the donation period. Free art supplies can be claimed by anyone after 2:00 pm, while supplies last.

This is an excellent way for anyone who is thinking about trying art as a hobby to pick up start-up materials without investing in a large amount of money.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us).

Jan 29, 2023
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Jan 31, 2023(1 event)

10:15 am: Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities


Jan 31, 2023

To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!

Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take 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 and registration is required.

Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.

Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.

Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.

Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:

  • January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
  • January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.

In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on 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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