Library News

Great Minds Library – Digital Library

Ngozi Emordi is organizing this fundraiser. The Great Minds Library is a non-profit organization working to build libraries and promote literacy in public schools in underserved areas of Nigeria. Founded a little over a year ago, with the help of our donors, we have successfully established two functioning school libraries – one at a primary school and the other at a secondary school in Idumuje Unor, a town in the Delta State region of Nigeria. […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Hosts Virtual book fest

Author Kevin Kwan To Highlight Festival Fort Bend County Libraries is excited to host a virtual Book Fest on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. This event will be live-streamed through WebEx; it will NOT be in person. Kevin Kwan, author of the international bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians, joins the festival as a special guest speaker. The Book Fest will feature several programs designed to encourage aspiring writers of all genres, from prose and poetry […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Presents Introductory Technology How-To Videos Online

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a series of introductory video demonstrations in November to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology. These how-to videos 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 includes multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to […]

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 […]

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 live-streamed virtual sessions presented via Zoom/WebEx; they will NOT be in […]

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

Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library is continuing to offer children’s programming virtually this fall, 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. Activities will NOT be posted on November 11, 23, 24, 25, or 26, […]

Libraries Present Online Tutorial For Brainfuse Homework-Tutoring Resource

Homework got your children down?  Get live online homework help through your library! Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online tutorial demonstrating the Brainfuse Homework-Tutoring program on Thursday, November 5. The pre-recorded video demonstration can be viewed at any time from the comfort and safety of home. Parents and students are encouraged to watch this tutorial, which will demonstrate how to access this homework resource from home through the library’s website, and how to take advantage of the […]

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

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Pro Se Basics” 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 Zoom/WebEx; they will NOT be in person. The introductory classes will take place on Tuesdays November 3, 10, and 17, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The classes will introduce important procedural information for self-represented litigants […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Online Book Club Announces November Reading Selection

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 fall – all book-club meetings will take place online through Zoom/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 […]

Libraries Announce Family-History Research Facebook Group

 In recognition of Family History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries announces its new “Family-History Research Facebook Group” that was launched this fall. Managed by the Genealogy & Local History department at George Memorial Library in Richmond, the group page is an interactive, online forum for sharing genealogy tips and resources, as well as local-history stories. “During a time when in-person interaction is limited, it’s more important than ever to remind everyone that we’re […]