Fort Bend

LIBRARIES’ CURBSIDE SERVICE UNAVAILABLE ON LABOR DAY  

The Books & More! Curbside Pickup service at all branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be unavailable on Monday, September 7. Books & More! Curbside Pick-up service hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8, at all locations, except at the Albert George Branch Library in Needville, which is undergoing re-carpeting. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books or music, or using the research databases. For […]

 Libraries Present Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts  

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of virtual, craft- and hobby-themed video demonstrations to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. Because of social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer virtual craft and hobby activities online this fall, so that they can be viewed from the comfort and safety of home. These demonstration videos can be viewed by selecting “Virtual Programs” on the “Classes and […]

A Shelter for Cancer Families to Launch September Hearts of Gold Campaign

Gold will be the color of September for the Sienna-lead campaign for A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF) as it shines a spotlight on childhood cancer during its “Hearts of Gold” campaign Sept. 1-30. New to the campaign — and mindful of pandemic precautions — is the Gold Stroll, a virtual run/walk throughout the month raising money for families affected by pediatric cancer. Supporters can participate in small groups or as individuals and choose their […]

Law Library’s “Pro Se Basics” Series Introduces Free Legal Info Resources               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Pro Se Basics” demonstrations of the informational legal resources that are available to the public at the Fort Bend County Law Library. These programs will be virtual sessions live-streamed via Zoom/WebEx; they will NOT be in person. The introductory classes will take place on Tuesdays September 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The classes will introduce important procedural information for self-represented […]

Participate In Libraries’ Book Clubs From Home  

Book lovers don’t need to let COVID-19 social distancing keep them from sharing their opinions and feelings about books with other readers. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer an online option for book-club meetings this fall – all book-club meetings will take place online through Zoom/WebEx so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from the comfort and safety of home! Fort Bend County Libraries’ book clubs represent a wide […]

Libraries Present Introductory Technology How-To Videos Online  

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of introductory video demonstrations in September to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology. These how-to videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed. Each topic includes multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole series or the […]

Libraries’ Curbside Pick-Up Service Unavailable On Aug 28 Staff Development Day  

The Books & More! Curbside Pickup service at all branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be unavailable on Friday, August 28, so that library employees can attend Staff Development Day. Books & More! Curbside Pick-up hours will resume on Saturday, August 29, at all locations. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books or music, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library […]

Community Support Has Never Been More Critical Says Child Advocates of Fort Bend

When the pandemic hit earlier this year, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) was forced to cancel all in-person fundraising events to protect the safety of guests and donors. “Community support of our mission has never been more critical. “Child abuse did not go away while the world stopped to deal with this epidemic. In fact, COVID-19 has shown us that the children we serve are more vulnerable than ever, which is why we are […]

Fort Bend County Tax Rate Reduction

“You called, I listened” Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant stated today after Commissioners Court passed a motion on the County Tax Rate reduction. Commissioner DeMerchant’s innovative fiscally conservative initiatives in 2019 allowed Fort Bend County, to approve a reduction in the 2020 County tax rate during Commissioners Court today. This is the lowest rate since the early 2000’s. Some of Commissioner DeMerchant’s initiatives included but is not limited to, Proactive approach taken in 2019 […]

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is proud to announce a new phase of its highly successful Safe & Well project

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is proud to announce a new phase of its highly successful Safe & Well project. Phase I provided over $3,000 in personal protection equipment to Sugar Land’s first responders and front-line staff. Phase II distributed over 100 care packages containing personal protection supplies to local small businesses. These packages contained no-touch thermometers, masks, gloves and sanitizer. The Legacy Foundation Board of Directors is continuing the momentum with a third phase […]