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Apr 5, 2023(2 events)

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

Apr 5, 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 April. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road.     Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library– 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy.   Fridays, April 14 and 21, 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 (, or call the ESL/Adult Literacy Department at George Memorial Library (281-341-2652), the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-465), the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), or the Mission Bend Branch Library (832-471-5900).

7:00 pm: College-Preparedness Workshop & More For Teens At Libraries In April

Apr 5, 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library and Mission Bend Branch Library offer programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens entering grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system.

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a “College Prep” workshop on Tuesday, April 18, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in the Conference Classroom.

Leticia Hardy, from the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, will talk about how to “dress to impress” for college-admission interviews and for scholarship interviews. Registration required.

Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by participating in FBCL’s Young Adult Advisory Councils, where they can express ideas, help organize upcoming activities, and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to teens at the library. The April schedule of Young Adult Advisory Council meetings is as follows:

  • Mission Bend Branch Library– Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Conference Room.
  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library– Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 pm, Conference Room.

In addition to the Young Adult Advisory Council meetings, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer the following Young Adult (YA) book clubs and other programs for the teen community.

  • YA Craft: Friendship-Bracelet Making” – Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library

Learn the basics of typing knots and reading bracelet patterns to create custom friendship bracelets. Registration required.

  • NEW!  Cinco Ranch Branch Library: Read It or Watch It – Wednesday, April 26, 4:00-5:00 pm. Conference Classroom.

In this new bi-monthly series, teens will talk about books that have been translated to the silver screen. The first book/movie to be discussed is Moxie, based on the book of the same title written by Jennifer Mathieu. The movie adaptation was released in 2021. Teens who have read the book and/or seen the movie are encouraged to join in a lively discussion. The book is available in print and digitally as an ebook on OverDrive; additional print copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

The activities are free and open to the public. Some of the activities require registration. To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

The Cinco Ranch Branch Library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, and the Mission Bend Branch Library is located at 8421 Addicks Clodine Road in northeast Fort Bend County.

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