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The exhibit showcases the 36 entries in FBCL’s photography contest. Amateur photographers of all skill levels were invited to enter original photographs that portray the culture, nature, people, and places of Fort Bend County that demonstrate how we as a community come together.
Winning photographs were determined by a panel of four judges, who made their determinations based on relationship to contest theme, composition, focus, lighting, emotional impact, and creativity.
First place was awarded to Cap Van Nguyen for his photograph, “Circle of Love,” which was taken at a post office in Fort Bend County.
Second place was awarded to Don Golden for his photograph, “Pepper and Salt.” Taken on the northeast side of a coffee shop in Richmond, the photo features two men enjoying their cigars together while relaxing at a table on the sidewalk.
Third place was awarded to Kaitlyn R. Brown for her photograph, “The Common Threat,” which was taken at her home in Fort Bend County. It features a medical mask and two hands.
“We appreciate all the photographers who entered the contest and shared their perceptions of diversity in our county,” said Library Director Clara Russell. “We had many wonderful photos that were entered, and we are honored to be able to share them with the community.”
To view the exhibit, visit Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) and click on the “Bridging Differences Photo Exhibit” icon on the lower half of the website.
The photo contest was part of the Fort Bend County Diversity Over Division Initiative.
For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
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The programs will be either livestreamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the livestreamed programs only. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar.
To register for a livestreamed program or to view the how-to videos, go to the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – click on the “Classes and Events” tab, select “Virtual Programs,” and find the virtual program on the dates listed.
“YA Book Talk” – Thursday, March 25 (pre-recorded video)
FBCL library staff share news & views on some captivating Young Adult lit for teens. In this episode, hear about The Monstrumologist, written by Rick Yancey. This book is available in print.
Young Adult Online Gaming & Teen Tech Week Events
“YA Teen Tech Week:Mapping Life Using Notion” -- Tuesday, March 16 (pre-recorded video)
Get to know Notion, an online and mobile app that helps with organization, keeping schedules, task lists, journals, and notes all in one place.
“YA Teen Tech Week:Mythical Mayhem” -- Thursday, March 18 (all day)
In this virtual escape room, players have fallen into a void and must find their way back to reality by solving riddles. This is an individual activity; there is no interaction between players. Suitable for students in grades 9 through 12, this online activity can be accessed through FBCL’s website on the day of the event; registration is not required.
YA Teen Tech Live Chat – “Videos” – Monday, March 29, 3:00 pm.
This event will be livestreamed via Webex at the designated time. Learn about videoconferencing and creating videos; share tips and tricks for making great videos.
The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the live Webex sessions only; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to participants who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office (281-633-4734).
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Mar 31, 2021
Mar 31, 2021 –
Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced –find Fort Bend County Libraries’ monthly Cookbook Book Clubs a great way to share ideas and discover new culinary tips. Different cooking genres are explored each month.
In March, the Cookbook Clubs will take place virtually, so that cooking enthusiasts around the area can enjoy and participate online from the comfort and safety of home. Here is the schedule of Cookbook Clubs, as well as some other how-to videos for food lovers, courtesy of FBCL’s librarians.
“Easy Andes Mint Fudge” – Wednesday, March 3 (pre-recorded video)
This tasty treat will make a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day menu! Using only four ingredients and five minutes, make a creamy, homemade Andes mint fudge. A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.
University Branch Library’s Culinary Book Club-- Wednesday, March 17, 1:30 pm. (livestreamed)
The theme for this month’s online meeting is “Pi Day.” Share tips on pies, get ideas, and enjoy the camaraderie of other individuals who have an interest in cooking and good cuisine! This activity will be live-streamed in real time via Webex. Registration is required; an email with a link for the Webex session will be sent to all who register.
Mission Bend Branch Library’s Food for Thought Cookbook Club- Thursday, March 18. (pre-recorded video)
The theme for this month is “Charcuterie Board.” A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.
“Grain-Free Meals: Pasta Edition” – Wednesday, March 31 (pre-recorded video)
Learn how to make a quick meal without grain products. In this episode, library staff will demonstrate how to make a dish that includes pasta, vegetables, meat, and a cream sauce.
“Hot-Fudge Pudding Cake” – Wednesday, March 31 (pre-recorded video)
Learn how to bake an easy chocolate cake that makes its own hot-fudge sauce. This quick dessert goes great with ice cream! A link to the video will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.
The video episodes and meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the Culinary Book Club so that a link to the Webex session can be emailed to participants who register. To view the videos or to register online, go to the FBCL website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. Participants may also register by calling the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
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