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New Tutor Training Format at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County for Basic Literacy, ESL Programs and Basic Computer Skills

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Literacy Council of Fort Bend County needs you!  Become an essential part of an adult student’s life by signing up to be a tutor at the Literacy Council. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will hold tutor training on Monday, June 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Through training, volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and one-on-one tutor sessions to adults.  The trainings prepare tutors […]

Teens Discover Creative Craft Of Amigurumi At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library             

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals or figures. In recent years, it has become an increasingly popular project for crafters around the world. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will have an introductory Young Adult demonstration, “Crochet Amigurumi,” on Wednesday, June 12, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. In this workshop for teens in grades […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Host College Fair – Plus!            

 Students who would like to have more information on area colleges are invited to attend a College Fair at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library on Monday, June 17, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Representatives from colleges and universities will be on hand to share information about their programs with current high school students and their parents or guardians. Students will have the opportunity […]

St. John XXIII Announces Top Students

Adley Grace Marsh

Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal, and the faculty and staff of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, are pleased to announce the valedictorian and salutatorians for the 2019 graduating class. This class of 101 students, amassed more than $7.4 million in scholarships, which amounts to 70% of graduates receiving scholarships; submitted 534 applications to 176 schools, 42 of which are in-state and 134 schools are out-of-state; has four National Hispanic Scholars; has two Commended National […]

Get Basic Vehicle-Maintenance Tips At Cinco Ranch Branch Library             

Cars and trucks may seem more complicated and technical now than they were just a few years ago, but there are still some basic maintenance steps that drivers can manage themselves to keep their vehicle performing optimally. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a program on “Basic Car Maintenance” on Saturday, June 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Robert […]

Crafting Enthusiasts Invited To Cinco Ranch Branch Library’s Share Group             

The “Craft Club at Cinco Ranch” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will meet on Tuesdays, June 11 and 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Crafting enthusiasts can share tips, get ideas and inspiration, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow crafters at this drop-in event! People of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Demonstrate Resource For Avid Readers             

Have you read all the books by your favorite author and don’t know what to read next? The Adult Services staff at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will demonstrate a resource that provides book suggestions for readers at a special program “What Do I Read Next: An Introduction to NoveList” on Monday, June 10, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. For readers […]

TPWD Reopens Alligator Gar Fishing in Trinity River 

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reopening fishing for alligator gar in portions of the river between the Highway 287 bridge near Cayuga and State Highway 7 near Crockett effective Friday, May 24th.   TPWD temporarily prohibited taking or attempting to take alligator gar on May 6 to protect spawning alligator gar, which is a species of conservation concern in the Trinity River. Water conditions that trigger spawning activity in alligator gar, such as water temperature above 68 F and presence […]

North American Prairie Conference set for June 2-5, 2019 

HOUSTON, May 24, 2019 – The 25th North American Prairie Conference: Healthy Prairies, Healthy Watersheds, to be held at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, is set to kick-off on Sunday, June 2 with a welcome mixer, and will continue through Wednesday, June 5.  The conference features a line-up of speakers on a variety of topics, including the prairie watershed connection, declining pollinator habitat, carbon sequestration of grasslands, economics of working prairies, urbanization issues, […]

June Computer-Class Schedule At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library. “MS Word 2016: Intermediate” will take place on Wednesday, June 5, beginning at 10:15 a.m. […]