Fort Bend

Libraries Offer Online Cookbook Club For Culinary Enthusiasts

Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced –find Fort Bend County Libraries’ monthly Cookbook Book Club a great way to share ideas and discover new culinary tips. Different cooking genres are explored each month. In May, the Cookbook Club and demonstration 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 […]

Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Community Spotlight

On Friday April 23, 2021, Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant virtually hosted the “DeMerchant Spotlight” Quarterly Award ceremony. DeMerchant presented the Spotlight Award recipients a proclamation in honor of their services to Fort Bend County. The quarterly event honorees included Christine Nguyen of The Sweet Boutique, Sugar Land, The Carter Brothers, Dr. Sterling Carter and Stephen Carter, and Khloe Joiner; “A Book and a Smile.” The “DeMerchant Spotlight Award” is awarded to those who […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl 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 discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The ESL Conversation Circles will be live-streamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be […]

Cinco Ranch Literary Lunch League To Discuss “The House At Riverton” Online In May

The House at Riverton

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 spring – 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 and safety of home! Fort Bend County Libraries’ book clubs represent a wide […]

Alexis Jackson Named Child Advocate of the Year

Alexis Jackson

Alexis Jackson was honored last night as the Child Advocate of the Year for 2020 at Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s first Virtual Volunteer Celebration. More than 100 volunteers, community partners and staff attended. “This advocate has gone above and beyond, and her actions will have long-lasting impact for the children we serve and for our community,” according to Child Advocates of Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer Ruthanne Mefford. “She serves in so many capacities. […]

WorkFaith Announces Over 1,000 Jobs At iWork Spring 2021

WorkFaith today announced over 1,000 open job positions at iWork Spring 2021, a virtual two-day hiring event dedicated to Bridging the Skills Gap in America and getting the frontlines back to work. The event, which takes place on April 28 – 29, includes sessions with key leaders of essential businesses, virtual one-on-one meetings with employers, practice interviews, group coaching, and private prayer sessions. “There is a misnomer that nobody’s hiring,” said WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn. “On the one […]

Deadline Nears For Libraries’ Live-Streamed Poetry Slam For Teens, Young Adults

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is hosting an online Poetry Slam Competition for teens and young adults. The theme for the competition is “Dare to Hope.” Entries may be submitted online April 5 through May 6. The live-streamed performance-poetry competition will take place on Saturday, May 8, at 2:00 pm. Students who are 14 to 20 years of age are invited to compete for prizes in this performance-poetry event by reading an original work they have created themselves. To participate […]

Library Presents Tips For Senior Citizens On Wills, Trusts, And Probate

Liz McNeel

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special online program, “The Truth About Wills, Trusts, and Probate” – a program in the Senior Series for older adults and their family members — on Friday, May 14, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. This program will be a virtual session presented via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the event will be emailed a link to a Webex meeting, and they may join […]

 Libraries Present Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts

Libraries Present Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts will present a series of online, 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 spring, so that they can be viewed from the comfort and safety of home. These demonstration videos can be viewed by selecting “Virtual […]

Libraries Invite Public To Watch Live-Streamed Poetry Slam For Teens Online

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is hosting an online Poetry Slam Competition for teens and young adults on Saturday, May 8, at 2:00 pm. The theme for the live-streamed performance-poetry competition is “Dare to Hope.” Anyone who enjoys poetry is invited to watch the competition, which will take place online. Reservations are required to view the event; a link to the Webex session will be sent to all spectators who register on the online calendar of FBCL’s website ( […]