Books

Katy ISD Schools Extend Closure  

KATY [March 31, 2020] – In line with today’s Executive Order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Katy Independent School District will remain closed through Monday, May 4.  The temporary closure will help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will promote the continual practice of “social distancing.” Likewise, the District will need to evaluate the timeline of future initiatives and events, such as Bond 2020, UIL competitions and high school graduations.  With the balance of the […]

UHV cancels events through end of semester  

The University of Houston-Victoria canceled on Tuesday all university events through the end of the spring semester as part of its adjustment of operations in response to the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Cancellations include all UHV Homecoming events scheduled for March 30 through April 4 and the International Festival on April 17. In addition, the UHV Jaguars’ spring athletic season came to an end on Monday when the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics canceled […]

Fort Bend County Libraries To Close; New Curbside Pick-Up Service To Start

Out of an abundance of caution during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is taking precautionary steps to continue to maintain services to our communities while ensuring the well-being of our staff and community. As of Wednesday, March 18, all Fort Bend County Libraries will be CLOSED. Library buildings will not be accessible for public use. HOWEVER — Starting Thursday, March 19, FBCL will launch the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service. Library patrons will be […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards Research Fellowships

AUSTIN, TX—The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce two recipients of the 2020 Research Fellowship in Texas History. The 2020 TSLAC Research Fellows are Sheena Lee Cox for her dissertation research, focusing on Texas and Southwest borderlands, and Micaela Valadez for her dissertation, ““Drowning in the Alamo City: Fighting for Environmental Justice and Civil Rights in San Antonio, Texas 1950-Present.” First awarded in 2018, the fellowship supports scholars who require […]

Achieve Fort Bend County Kicks Off The 5th Annual Summer Reading Campaign

ACHIEVE Fort Bend County has officially kicked off it’s 2020 summer reading program!  Each year ACHIEVE Fort Bend County provides 10 books each to more than 800 first grade students (8000 books!) identified as needing additional support with reading skills.  The ACHIEVE Fort Bend Board of Directors thanks the community for their support last year and is hopeful too increase the number of students this year to 1000!! With the generous support local foundations and […]

Fulshear Book Clubs Announce March Reading Selections  

Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. New members are always welcome. The next meeting of the Fulshear Book Club will take place on Monday, March 16, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American […]

March Youth Activities At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month. Because the Cinco Ranch Branch Library is used as a voting location, the library will have an abbreviated schedule of youth activities in March. Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 am — provides caregiver/infant […]

March Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The schedule for March is as follows: Toddler Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 am — offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 1 to 3 years of age. The program dates […]

Libraries Plan Special Activities For Spring Break  

Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate their Spring Break with special Spring-Fling activities at Fort Bend County Libraries throughout the week of March 9-13. Unwind and have fun at the library during the break from the regular school routine with these free activities. MONDAY, MARCH 9 “Middle Grade Retro Craft Fair” – Missouri City Branch Library, 2:00-3:00 pm, Meeting Room (grades 6-8). Youth can talk a walk down memory lane while creating […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Conversation Circles  

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 Conversation Circles will take place at […]