Library News

Fort Bend County Libraries Resume Regular Hours November 1

Fort Bend County Libraries will return to pre-pandemic business hours on Monday, November 1, with some minor changes. The hours of operation will be as follows: George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Fri/Sat – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sun – CLOSED Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street, Needville Mon – 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm Tue/Wed/Thu – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Fri – 12:00 noon to […]

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? 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 in person. Registration is […]

Libraries Host Online Program About Native American Heritage

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month in November, Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online program on “Native Americans in Texas” on Tuesday, November 9, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This presentation will be live-streamed via Webex, so viewers may enjoy it from home. Dr. Nicholas Cox, a professor of U.S. and Texas History at Houston Community College, will provide a geographic and chronological overview of Native American life in Texas, from prehistoric […]

Libraries Present Introductory Technology How-To Videos Online

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in November 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 – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – 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 […]

Friends Of George Memorial Library Host Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the George Memorial Library will host a Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 6, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the front entrance of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find a lot in common at the book sale, where they will discover adult and children’s books, teen/Young Adult books, paperbacks in […]

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

This fall, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. In November, the programs will be either live-streamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the live-streamed 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 live-streamed program or to view the […]

Libraries Host Virtual Children’s Programs In November

Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) youth-services programming will be presented in virtual format so that families can view them from home. These virtual activities will take place online; they will NOT be in person at the library. All activities will be pre-recorded videos that will be posted online on the Youth Virtual Programs page on the FBCL website and on the “FBCL Virtual Programs & Educational Resources” Facebook group page. They can conveniently be viewed from […]

Libraries Support New Writers With National Novel-Writing Month Online Activities

In recognition of National Novel-Writing Month in November, Fort Bend County Libraries encourages fledgling writers or anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel to join in this coast-to-coast annual writing challenge. Established in 1999, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a creative-writing project designed to empower and inspire vibrant creativity among aspiring writers, who are encouraged to write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November. Throughout the month, Fort […]

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, October 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The topic for October is “Character Creation.” 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 […]

Friends Of The Libraries’ Membership Drive

In recognition of National Friends of the Libraries Week, October 17-23, Fort Bend County Libraries invites and encourages area residents to support their local library by becoming a member of the Friends of the Library organizations that support the library system. Although the enormous amount of work that they do to support the Fort Bend County library system may not always be visible at first glance, the members of the Friends of the Library organizations […]