Books

Blues Biography of Eugene “Sonny Boy Nelson” Powell Released

The First Ever True-Life Story of an Iconic Bluesman Sunny Southern Productions has published the never-before-told story of Eugene Powell, a.k.a. Sonny Boy Nelson, a Mississippi Delta bluesman, musical child prodigy, and sharecropper who became the most traveled blues artist in the Mississippi Delta (1908 – 1998). The Original Rolling Stone: The Travelin’ Riverside Blues of Eugene Powell, Book One in the Riverside Blues Series, shares the legacy of an unsung blues hero in the […]

$130M Bush Combat Development Complex construction begins at Texas A&M System RELLIS Campus

Facility named after former President George H. W. Bush COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University System, U.S. Army and Army Futures Command (AFC) officials and the Bush family were on the RELLIS Campus today for the official groundbreaking and naming of the new Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC), named in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. “We face a complex security environment, one that requires we maintain our competitive edge today while simultaneously building […]

Library’s Family-History Class Helps Researchers Explore Ancestry.Com

Learn how to use the online genealogy resource, Ancestry Library, on Thursday, October 17, beginning at 6:30 pm, in the Meeting Room at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Library staff will provide an introduction to the family-history-research resources that are available on the Library Edition of Ancestry.com’s genealogy database, which can be accessed for free through the library’s website. Learn how to get results tracing family […]

Learn About Navigating Property Taxes At George Memorial Library Program  

Fort Bend County Libraries, in conjunction with the Fort Bend County Tax Office, will present an informational program on “Navigating Your Property Taxes 101” on Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector Carrie Surratt will be joined by Chief Appraiser Jordan Wise from the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District to provide an in-depth look at property […]

George Memorial Library To Host Genealogy Lock-In For Family-History Month               

In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy department at George Memorial Library will join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) in a state-wide, collaborative Genealogy Lock-In for family-history buffs on Friday, October 18, from 10:00 am to 5:15 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Spearheaded by the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McClennan County Library, the GNT is a state-wide initiative to provide educational and research […]

October 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, Story Time, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The October schedule is as follows: Toddler Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 am — offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. The program dates are October 1, […]

October Youth Activities At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. Because of the election schedule, the library will have an abbreviated schedule of children’s programs this month. The schedule for October is as follows: Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 am — […]

Useful Tips While Writing Analytical Essay for College

Introduction An analytical essay is one among the numerous types of essay that you have to complete from high school to college or the university. You get to analyze a movie, a topic, a company, or an event, among others. Despite what you may need to analyze, most students dread this assignment as they consider it too challenging. However, to succeed in completing an analytical essay, and earn a top grade, observe the following tips. […]

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 […]

Learn Embroidery Basics At Library Program

Learn the basics of embroidery at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library in a “Stitch It! Embroidery Workshop” on Thursdays, October 10 and 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Conference Classroom of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. This 2-part workshop will include a hands-on demonstration covering the basics of the needlework art of embroidery. Embroidery is one of the arts of embellishing fabric or linens with a needle and […]