Books

Katy Author Writes Book on Machine Learning

Yifan Guo

There’s an old cliché that when life gives lemons, make lemonade. For a Katy author, the pandemic gave him a chance to write his first book. Yifan Guo, 26 years old, wrote a non-fiction title called Machine Learning: A Beginner’s Guide. The work is published through Lulu.com, a platform that uses print-on-demand technology to print a book when it is actually ordered. He said he is working to publish the book through Amazon Kindle Desktop […]

Have To Use A Medical Device Every Day? Here’s How To Stay Comfortable

Medical technology and medical devices play a significant role in improving patients’ health by diagnosis and treatment. Health facilities have a rational process when deciding on acquiring new pieces of technology. The approach recognizes the necessity of the machine as well as the user in modern medical technology. Handle medical devices with confidence Using a medical device can get quite uncomfortable. It is pretty challenging if you have no experience in using a medical device […]

The best practice to organize writing space for online education

Online education has become the new normal. Due to the global pandemic which forced countries around the world to impose restrictions, schools and universities have shifted to the online medium. Students have, for over a year, been engaged in online education and online classes. The tasks and homework they had were focused on writing and research. These are some of the most common and popular tasks students get because they aim to assess their writing, […]

Cinco Ranch Literary Lunch League To Discuss “Now You See Me” Online In July

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer an online option for book-club meetings this summer – all book-club meetings will take place online through Webex so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from the comfort of home! Fort Bend County Libraries’ book clubs represent a wide variety of books and genres. Book clubs that were previously specific to particular branches can now be enjoyed by readers all across the library […]

Friends Of The Library Resume Ongoing Book Sales

The Friends of the Library organizations that support Fort Bend County Libraries have long had ongoing book sales in the libraries, and the book sales are once again available for shopping! People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find low prices on books for children and teens, fiction and non-fiction books for adults, science-fiction novels, and art books, as well as music […]

2020/2021 Inprint Cool Brains! Series presents four-time Newbery Honor winner Jacqueline Woodson with new middle-grade novel Before the Ever After on June 27th

The 2020/2021 Inprint Cool Brains! Series presents an exciting afternoon with four-time Newbery Honor winner Jacqueline Woodson, sharing her new middle-grade novel Before the Ever After. The event takes place on Sunday, June 27, 4 pm CT via the Inprint “virtual studio.” Free tickets, required to access the livestream, are available through the Inprint website, inprinthouston.org. After a short presentation, Woodson will respond to video questions/messages submitted by kids. The first 20 kids to submit videos for Woodson will receive a free hardcover copy of Before the Ever After. For more information, visit inprinthouston.org or call 713.521.2026. Jacqueline Woodson is the critically-acclaimed author of more than 30 […]

Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $2,000 Literacy Award

The Texas Center for the Book is seeking qualified nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas for the Fifth Annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. The winning organization will receive a $2,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy. Additionally, at least one honorable mention recipient will be awarded $500. The award provides public recognition to 501(c)(3) organizations that are committed to addressing […]

Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge Features Virtual Activities In June

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Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) programming will be presented virtually this summer so that families can participate from the comfort of home. Beginning June 7, videos of programs and activities will be posted on the Summer Reading Challenge page on the FBCL website and on the “FBCL Virtual Programs & Educational Resources” Facebook group page each week. Age-appropriate stories, songs, and puppet shows will be featured in the videos for younger children, while programs […]

Read Across Texas 2021 Titles Now Available to Texans as Free E-Books from E-Read Texas

The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) invites libraries, community nonprofits, and readers statewide to join in its 2021 reading campaign, Read Across Texas: Recovery. This year, thanks to the E-Read Texas partnership with Biblioboard, access to the e-book versions of We Fed an Island, All of a Sudden and Forever, and Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here will be available to all Texas residents in May and June by visiting www.tsl.texas.gov/readacrosstexasebooks. The TCFB will also host a free, […]

Planning to Enroll in An Online Course? Here Are the Important Factors You Should Consider First

The first thing to consider is how much access you will be able to have to the course’s digital resources and the range of resources that will be made available to you throughout the duration of the online course. Other important factors that should be looked into carefully before enrolling in an online course include networking, interactivity, engagement, content, credibility, and flexibility. It is also important to realize that taking online courses is not necessarily […]