Library News

Libraries Recognize Chinese Lunar New Year With Special Online Programs

Fort Bend County Libraries will have special programs in February in recognition of the Chinese Lunar New Year. These virtual events will be online; they will NOT be in person. “Journey Through China” — February 6 (pre-recorded video) This dance performance is presented by Dance of Asian America, in conjunction with Young Audiences of Houston. Discover the rich cultural heritage of China through authentic Chinese dances. The vast land of China consists of the mainland and 56 ethnic […]

Libraries Present Online Genealogy & Local History Programs For Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department will present two online programs in February for family-history researchers and local-history buffs, with special focus on African-American history. These online, pre-recorded videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us — by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab and selecting “Virtual Programs,” and then finding the programs on the dates listed. On Monday, February 8, Genealogy and Local History […]

Libraries Host Online Activities For Young Adults, Teens In February

This winter, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs will be either livestreamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the livestreamed programs only. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar. To register for a livestreamed program or to view the how-to videos, […]

Libraries Celebrate “Voices Of Diversity” With Local Author Features

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL), in conjunction with the Fort Bend County Diversity Over Division Initiative, will present a special series – “Author Spotlight: Voices of Diversity” – during the month of February. Local African-American authors Tonya Duncan Ellis, Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton, and Crystal Allen will share their insight and experiences in online, livestreamed interviews. Hear about the authors’ journeys to having their books published, challenges they faced along the way, and the inspiration behind […]

Learn About Growing Fruit Trees At Libraries’ Livestreamed Online Program

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online program, “Success with Growing Fruit in Fort Bend County,” on Saturday, February 6, beginning at 10:00 am. This program will be livestreamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Fort Bend County Master Gardener Deborah Birge will talk about varieties of fruit trees that can thrive in the Gulf Coast climate. Hear about proper planting techniques and recommended maintenance tips to encourage fruit production, including pruning, feeding […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ 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 “Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The Conversation Circles will be livestreamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be in […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Offers Online Children’s Activities In February

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Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library (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 […]

Cinco Ranch Literary Lunch League To Discuss “Educated” Online In February

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 winter – 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 […]

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 livestreamed via Webex; they will NOT be in person. The introductory classes will take place on Tuesdays February 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The classes will introduce important procedural information for […]

Libraries Host Online Game Hours For Teens, Adults

The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will have several virtual game-day activities for adults and teens in February. These virtual events will be online; they will NOT be in person. ·       “Virtual Board-Game Day: Love Letter” – Tuesday, February 2, 3:00 pm. In this virtual event, players will participate online in a game of Love Letter — a card game in which one attempts to deliver a love letter to the princess by […]