Calendar

Events in January 2023

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 4, 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Introductory Photography Class At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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)

     

  • Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Offers Monthly Workshop For Aspiring Writers

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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.

    City of Katy Public hearing

    Category: City of Katy Events City of Katy Public hearing


    Jan 10, 2023

    • Public hearing on reinstatement in accordance with Article IV, Section 7, of the Home Rule Charter

     

    Home Rule: The City Council met on January 10 to consider setting the date for the public hearing on reinstatement in accordance with Article IV, Section 7, of the Home Rule Charter, as requested by Rachael Crivelli.

    Home Rule is granted by state constitution or state statute and allocates some autonomy to a local government if the local government accepts certain conditions. Home Rule implies that each level of government has a separate realm of authority.

    The purpose of Home Rule is to allow for local solutions to local issues and problems. A municipality with home rule status can exercise any power and perform any function unless it is specifically prohibited from doing so by state law.

    Texas is one of 46 states that has adopted Home Rule. A city may adopt Home Rule once their population exceeds 5,000 and the voters adopt a city charter. Cities with populations of 5,000 or less, are governed by general law only.

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Learn Ms Word & Excel Basics At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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.

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 11, 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Get Tips On Wills & Estate Planning At Mission Bend Branch Library

    Get Tips On Wills & Estate Planning At Mission Bend Branch Library


    Jan 14, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program on “Wills & Estate-Planning” on Saturday, January 14, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Meeting Room at the Mission Bend Branch Library, located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

    Presented by Lena Engelage, an attorney with Lone Star Legal Aid, the program will provide an overview of the advantages of estate planning, as well as the disadvantages of not having a plan. The program will cover wills, probate vs. non-probate assets, declaration of guardianship, statutory durable powers of attorney, medical power of attorney, physician’s directive (aka living wills), HIPAA, disposition of remains, and transfer on death deeds.

    Engelage received her law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law, and she is a practicing attorney with Lone Star Legal Aid. She has specialized in the area of Estate Planning and Probate.

    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 Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 18, 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Katy Business Association Monthly Networking Meeting

    Category: City of Katy Events Katy Business Association Monthly Networking Meeting


    Jan 25, 2023

     Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Midway BBQ, 6025 Hwy Blvd, Katy, TX

    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Join the Katy Business Association at our very first meeting of 2023 as we install our 2023 Board of Directors, eat a great lunch, and network with the best.

    MORE INFORMATION: Please call (281) 665-2940

     

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles

    Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl Conversation Circles


    Jan 25, 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).

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

  • Bulbs for the Houston/Katy Area Lunch & Learn

    Category: City of Katy Events Bulbs for the Houston/Katy Area Lunch & Learn


    Jan 27, 2023

    Bulbs for the Houston/Katy Area Lunch & Learn

    Friday, January 27, 2023

    The Café at Brookwood, 1502 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX

    10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    What bulbs grow well in the Houston/Katy areas? Get you hands dirty learning about beautiful bulbs and then enjoy a delicious lunch at the Brookwood Café. Tickets are $30 (plus tax). Participants will receive a special, take-home gift!

    MORE INFORMATION: Please Call (713) 523-2483

  • Katy Area Chinese New Year

    Category: City of Katy Events Katy Area Chinese New Year

    N/A
    Jan 28, 2023

    Chinese New Year

    Saturday January 28 - Sunday January 29, 2023

    Katy, TX

    All day, both days

    Katy’s Asian-American community celebrates Chinese New year with multiple festivals and parties.

    MORE INFORMATION: Please call Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, (281) 391-5289

     

    Donations Of Art Materials Needed For Community Art Swap At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).

    Mission Bend Branch Library Hosts Salsa Dance Class

    Mission Bend Branch Library Hosts Salsa Dance Class


    Jan 28, 2023

    Fort Bend County Libraries’ Mission Bend Branch Library will have an introductory “Salsa Dancing for Beginners”class on Saturday, January 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

    Local dance instructors Loy and Bernardine Farmer will provide a basic introduction to the Salsa, an energetic partner-style of dance based on simple, repetitive movements. The instructors will demonstrate everything from basic steps and turns to cross-body leads.

    Participants are requested to come as a dancing pair; solo participants cannot be paired with a partner. Because space is limited to 15 couples, registration is required. Participants should include their partner’s name when registering.

    The series is free and open to the public. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Mission Bend Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library (832-471-5900) or by visiting the library.

  • Katy Area Chinese New Year

    Category: City of Katy Events Katy Area Chinese New Year

    N/A
    Jan 29, 2023

    Chinese New Year

    Saturday January 28 - Sunday January 29, 2023

    Katy, TX

    All day, both days

    Katy’s Asian-American community celebrates Chinese New year with multiple festivals and parties.

    MORE INFORMATION: Please call Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, (281) 391-5289

     

    Singin’ In The Rain Brunch

    Category: City of Katy Events Singin’ In The Rain Brunch


    Jan 29, 2023

    Singin’ In The Rain Brunch

    Sunday, January 29, 2023

    Alamo Drafthouse, 2707 Commercial Center Blvd, Suite K100, Katy TX

    TIME: 11:a.m.

    Witness this wonderous display of movie magic on the screen when Singin’ In The Rain leaps back into theaters for a special encore presentation.

    MORE INFORMATION: Please call (281)-492-6900

     

  • Tyke Hikes

    Category: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Tyke Hikes


    Jan 30, 2023

    The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents the 2021 Alfresco Gala: A Roving Dinner at the Houston Arboretum on Apr. 23. This year marks the completion of the Arboretum’s transformational Master Plan. Photo credit: Nature photos by Anthony Rathbun; food photos courtesy of Houston Arboretum.

    Tyke Hikes

    January 30, 2023

    Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Houston, TX

    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Encourage your child’s curiosity about nature and spend time with them exploring outdoors. Join a naturalist for a story reading, a simple nature activity or craft, and stroller-friendly hike on the beautiful Arboretum Trails. Free for Family Tree Members. $7.00 per child for nonmembers.

    MORE INFORMATION: Please call (713) 681-8433

  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities

    Category: Cinco Ranch Library 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).