Library News

Libraries’ Local-History Program In December Focuses On San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad


Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present an online local-history program, “A Brief History of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad,” on Monday, December 13. This video presentation will be pre-recorded so that it can be viewed at any time after the scheduled date. In this video episode in FBCL’s “Genealogy & Local History” series, Daniel Sample will talk about the history of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad, otherwise known as the SAP or SAAP. […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Close In Observance Of December Holidays

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Thursday through Sunday, December 23 through 26, for the Christmas holiday.  Regular library hours will resume on Monday, December 27. The libraries will also be closed Friday through Sunday, December 31 through January 2, for the New Year’s holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, January 3. Your online library is always open at for searching the catalog, renewing books […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards $1.8 Million in Federal ARPA Funds to Texas Libraries

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded approximately $1.8 million in funding to 40 Texas libraries under its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants Program through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. TSLAC ARPA grants are designed to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches. A full list of recipients can be found at The Texas […]

Library’s Online Culinary Book Club To Discuss Cookies At December Meeting

The Culinary Book Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will meet online on Wednesday, December 15, beginning at 1:30 pm. The theme of the month is “Cookies.” This videoconference will be live-streamed in real time via Webex; it will NOT be in person at the library. The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month, and different cooking genres are explored each month. Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Encourages Aspiring Writers With Story Spinners Club

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, December 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The topic for December is “Endings.” 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 the discussion from home. From beginning blogger to published novelist, writers of all […]

Cinco Ranch Literary Lunch League To Discuss “Chocolat” Online In December

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library currently offers online book-club meetings through Webex/Zoom so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from home. Books can be requested by calling the library, or by placing them on hold in the online catalog. Digital versions of some books are also available for download from FBCL’s eLibrary. The schedule of book club meetings at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library in December is […]

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

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Pro Se Basics” online 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 Webex; they will NOT be in person. The introductory classes will take place on Tuesdays December 7, 14, and 21, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The classes will introduce important procedural information for self-represented […]

Libraries Present Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of online, craft- and hobby-themed video demonstrations this month to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. These programs will be online; they will NOT take place in the library. Links to the videos will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and they can be viewed at any time. The December schedule is as […]

Libraries’ Introductory Technology Videos Include Business Resources

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in December to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology. These how-to tutorials can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed. Some of the topics include multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole […]

Teens Can Earn Volunteer-Service Hours With Libraries’ Online Advisory Councils

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) offers fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. In December, the programs will be live-streamed via Webex, and registration is required. These activities will be online ONLY; they will NOT be in-person. Young Adult Advisory Councils “YA Advisory Council” – Tuesday, December 14, 4:00-5:00 pm; Wednesday, December 15, 4:00-5:00 pm; Tuesday, December 21, 4:00-5:00 pm; or Wednesday, December 22, 4:00-5:00 pm. Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by […]