Library News

Fort Bend County Libraries Helps Students Excel With Online Homework Help At Home

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) program – which is online and accessible from home computers — enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades K through 12, free of charge. This tutoring program is an Internet-based service that provides library patrons with live, on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 2:00 to 11:00 pm. Certified […]

Get Tips On Healthy Aging At Libraries’ Online Presentation  

Learn how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits to maintain, or potentially improve, one’s health while aging when Fort Bend County Libraries hosts an online program on “Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body” on Saturday, August 29, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. This program will be a virtual session presented via Zoom; it will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the event will be emailed a link to a Zoom meeting, and they […]

Fort Bend County Law Library To Present Computer Classes For Legal Professionals

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in August for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice. These programs will be virtual sessions presented via Zoom; they will NOT be in person. These introductory classes will take place on Thursdays August 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 10:00 to […]

Libraries Offer Online Cookbook Clubs For Culinary Enthusiasts  

Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced –find Fort Bend County Libraries’ two monthly Cookbook Book Clubs a great way to share ideas and discover new culinary tips. Different cooking genres are explored each month. In August, the Cookbook Clubs will take place virtually, so that cooking enthusiasts around the area can enjoy and participate from the comfort and safety of home. The University Branch Library’s Culinary Book Club meets on the […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Encourages Aspiring Writers With Story Spinners Club

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ online “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, August 20, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The topic for August is “Flashbacks.” This program will be a virtual session presented via Zoom; it will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the event will be emailed a link to a Zoom meeting, and they may join the discussion from the comfort of home. From beginning blogger to published […]

Libraries’ Children’s Programs Resume Fall Schedule Online After Break 

Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is offering a different format for children’s programming at this time – all activities are presented virtually so that families can participate from the comfort and safety of home! Links to videos of Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, and Story Time will be posted on the FBCL website’s online calendar each week, beginning August 11. Each activity includes age-appropriate stories, songs, and puppet shows. Activities will […]

Libraries Present Genealogy & Local History Programs Online

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or daily lives? Begin your family-history research with Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library in Richmond. Library staff will present two online programs in August to help family-history researchers pursue their genealogy search. 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 […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards More Than $1.06 Million in CARES Act Grants to 38 Texas Libraries

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is awarding 38 grants to libraries throughout the state to support local efforts to respond to COVID-19 and increase digital inclusion throughout communities. This first cycle of the TSLAC CARES Grant Program provides emergency funding totaling $1,063,469 and comes from the federal appropriation made to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The full list […]

Libraries’ Online “Homework Help” Service Now Offers Fafsa Assistance

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) service now offers free online assistance for college-bound students and their parents needing help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form for college financial assistance. Live, on-demand, online FAFSA assistance is available Monday through Thursday, from 1:00 to 10:00 pm, to assist anyone who needs help completing the FAFSA form. Note: these hours are not the same as the regular Homework Help assistance, which […]

Libraries Present Virtual 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. These demonstration videos can be viewed by selecting “Virtual Programs” on the “Classes and Events” tab on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – and finding the programs on the dates listed. “Let’s Learn Origami” – Wednesday, August 5 (pre-recorded video) Discover how these delicate […]