Fort Bend

Libraries Help Public With Information Literacy, Identifying Fact From Fiction

Between the Internet and social media, access to information has been faster and easier than ever, but is the information true, accurate, or factual?  Libraries specialize in “information literacy” – the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively, empowering people from all walks of life to determine for themselves what is fact and what is fiction. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) offers online tutorials to give the general public the tools they need […]

Find a Test Site Near You and Get Tested Early in the Week

All Harris County Public Health COVID-19 Test Sites are closed Easter Sunday and some sites are also closed the Friday and Saturday before Easter. If you or family members haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a site near you and make a testing appointment for early in the week. COVID-19 is still spreading in Harris County. Nationwide, some communities with high vaccination rates are beginning to see alarming increases in COVID-19 cases. It’s too soon to […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Gearing up for 30th Birthday Gala Celebration

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is marking 30 years of serving child victims of abuse and their families with a 30th Birthday Gala Celebration on Saturday, May 8, 2021. This fun, adult event, will take place at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square and will feature a live band, live and silent auctions, a raffle and wine and gift card pulls. Michele Fisher will serve as emcee for the evening and Johnny Bravo will join her […]

Library’s Online Podcast Club Focuses On Earth Day In April

The Podcast Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will focus on “Earth Day” in April. The Podcast Club meeting will take place online via Webex, so listeners throughout the area can participate from the comfort and safety of home. Similar to a book club, the Podcast Club provides an opportunity for podcast listeners to get together to discuss podcast selections from a themed podcast-listening list and share their opinions on trending topics. Each month features a […]

Libraries’ April Online Children’S Activities Feature Special Family Programs

Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is continuing to offer children’s programming virtually this spring, so that families can participate from the comfort and safety of home! Videos of Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, After-School Breaks, and Middle School Programs will be posted on the online Virtual calendar on FBCL’s website each week. Several special online Family Programs, for children of all ages, will also be featured in April. […]

Libraries Present Online Genealogy & Local-History Programs In April

Richmond Jail

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy & Local History Department will present two online programs in April for local-history buffs and family-history researchers. On Monday, April 19, Genealogy and Local History department manager Daniel Sample will present “A History of the Old Richmond Jail.” Sample will share a tour and brief history of the old jailhouse in Richmond, Texas. On Monday, April 26, Carol Beauchamp will present “Family-History Research: The Southern Claims Commission Records.” The records created by the Southern Claims Commission […]

Libraries Present Online Program On History Of Prisoner-Lease System In Texas

Dr. Theresa Jach

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special online program, “The Prisoner-Lease System in Texas,” on Tuesday, April 20, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Dr. Theresa Jach, a history professor at Houston Community College, will talk about the history of convict leasing in Texas and in other southern states between 1867 and 1912. She will also talk about the shift to state-owned prison farms […]

Libraries Offer Online Cookbook Clubs For Culinary Enthusiasts

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 April, the Cookbook Clubs and demonstrations 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 […]

Learn About Sustainable Landscaping & Soil Preparation Library’s Online Program

James (Boone) Holladay

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online program, “Gardening Success Begins with the Soil,” on Tuesday, April 20, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Part 1 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s “Landscape Success” series for homeowners, this program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will talk about how to create and install a sustainable […]

Improve Spanish-Speaking Skills At Libraries’ Online Spanish Conversation Circle

Are you learning to speak Spanish? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals who would like a place to practice their Spanish language and conversation skills. The “Spanish Conversation Circle” provides an opportunity for non-Spanish-speaking people discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their Spanish skills. The Spanish Conversation Circle on Monday, April 12, beginning at 2:00 pm, will be a live-streamed virtual session presented via Webex; […]