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May 1, 2024(1 event)

11:00 am: Libraries Offer Monthly Hands-On Computer & Technology Classes

May 1, 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Adult Services staff present a variety of free, introductory computer classes each month. The classes consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer and technology programs. The classes take place in the Computer Labs of the libraries; seating is limited and reservations are required.

To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the branch libraries. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734). The schedule for May is as follows:

 Fulshear Branch Library, 6350 GM Library Road, off Texas Heritage Parkway (346-481-6800)

  • MS PowerPoint 2021: Basics – Wednesday, May 1,11:00 am-12:00 noon. Learn the basics of using this slideshow-presentation software program.
  • MS PowerPoint 2021: Intermediate – Wednesday, May 8,11:00 am-12:00 noon. Understand this slideshow-presentation program even better by learning more advanced functions and tools.
  • Drop-In Tech Help– Wednesday, May 15, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, Computer Lab. Schedule a one-on-one Q&A session at the library! Library staff is available to assist with technology-related questions about email, internet, and eReader questions. Those attending should bring their personal electronic device or use one of the library’s computers.

George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond (281-342-4455)

  • eReader Q&A– Mondays, May 6 and 20, 2:00-4:00 pm, Adult Services Learning Lab. (Reservations not required for this come-and-go session.)
  • Computers 101– Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. This class presents a basic, hands-on introduction to using computers.
  • Typing for Beginners– Monday, May 13, 10:00-11:00 am. Learn how to use a self-paced typing tutorial on a computer keyboard. Get tips on increasing typing speed and accuracy.
  • MS PowerPoint 2019: Basics– Tuesday, May 14, 10:30-11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this slideshow-presentation software program.
  • MS PowerPoint 2019: Intermediate Tuesday, May 21, 10:30-11:30 am. Understand this slideshow-presentation program even better by learning more advanced functions and tools.

University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land (281-633-5100)

  • Open Computer & Technology Lab – Monday, May 6, 6:00-7:00 pm. Tech-savvy library staff will be available to provide one-on-one assistance and answer questions on a variety of topics, from email and Internet to e-readers, ebooks, or other technology. Those attending may bring their own device or use one of the library’s computers.
  • MS Excel 2019: Basics– Monday, May 13, 6:00-7:00 pm. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs.
  • eLibrary 101 – Wednesday, May 22, 6:00-7:00 pm. Learn how to download free ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and music to a smartphone or tablet from FBCL’s eLibrary. Bring the device and learn how to get the apps and how to browse and download great digital resources. Attendees should have a working email address and correct log-in information for their devices.
May 2, 2024
May 3, 2024(1 event)

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

May 3, 2024

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 May. Reservations are NOT required. The schedule is as follows:

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

o  Fridays, May 3 and 10, 2:00-3:00 pm, Multipurpose Room.

  • Fulshear Branch Library– 6350 GM Library Road, off Texas Heritage Parkway

o   Monday, May 6, 6:00-7:00 pm, Conference Room.

  • Mission Bend Branch Library– 8421 Addicks Clodine Road

o   Wednesdays, May 8 and 22, 2:00-3:00 pm, Conference 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) or any of the branch libraries.

May 4, 2024