Library News

Mcdonald’S Restaurants Across Texas Seeking To Hire 25,000 New Employees Beginning In April

McDonald’s restaurants host hiring event throughout Texas April 13-15, seek to add nearly 2,500 new employees in Greater Houston area McDonald’s restaurants across the Greater Houston area plan to hire nearly 2,500 new employees beginning this month with a special three-day hiring event April 13-15. This move comes as part of a collaborative effort between McDonald’s restaurants in Texas to hire nearly 25,000 workers throughout the state to keep up with hiring demands. Job openings […]

Libraries Host Online Musical Storytelling Performance Of “Harriet Tubman”

Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online musical performance of “‘Git’ On Board! The Life of Harriet Tubman” on Saturday, April 24. This online program will be a pre-recorded video that can be viewed at any time after the scheduled date, from the comfort and safety of home. Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Discover how Tubman led fellow […]

UHV Moves Forward On Reopening Plan

The University of Houston-Victoria will move on Tuesday to Phase 3 of its Phased Reopening Plan. The decision was based upon a recommendation from the university’s COVID-19 Reopening Taskforce and a review by administration of COVID-19 data for the Victoria and Katy communities. “We are encouraged by the positive signs of lower infection rates and increasing numbers of people getting the vaccine,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “We are hopeful that these positive trends will […]

Library Presents Live-Streamed History Program On Texas Revolution

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online Texas history program on the Texas Revolution on Friday, April 23, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Dr. Nicholas Cox, a professor of Texas and U.S. History at Houston Community College, will discuss the events leading up to the Texas Revolution from fall 1835 to spring 1836, with a focus on the historic battles at Gonzales, the Alamo, […]

Libraries Offer Online Support Group For Job Hunters

Searching for a job can be difficult and stressful, but doing it in the middle of a pandemic can be even worse. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will host an online Job-Search Support Group on Tuesday, April 27, at 2:00 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. In this online forum, job hunters will have an opportunity to network with other people, exchange tips and leads, or simply vent their frustrations […]

Libraries Help Public With Information Literacy, Identifying Fact From Fiction

Between the Internet and social media, access to information has been faster and easier than ever, but is the information true, accurate, or factual?  Libraries specialize in “information literacy” – the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively, empowering people from all walks of life to determine for themselves what is fact and what is fiction. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) offers online tutorials to give the general public the tools they need […]

Library’s Online Podcast Club Focuses On Earth Day In April

The Podcast Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will focus on “Earth Day” in April. The Podcast Club meeting will take place online via Webex, so listeners throughout the area can participate from the comfort and safety of home. Similar to a book club, the Podcast Club provides an opportunity for podcast listeners to get together to discuss podcast selections from a themed podcast-listening list and share their opinions on trending topics. Each month features a […]

Libraries’ April Online Children’S Activities Feature Special Family Programs

Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries (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 be featured in April. […]

Libraries Present Online Genealogy & Local-History Programs In April

Richmond Jail

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy & Local History Department will present two online programs in April for local-history buffs and family-history researchers. On Monday, April 19, Genealogy and Local History department manager Daniel Sample will present “A History of the Old Richmond Jail.” Sample will share a tour and brief history of the old jailhouse in Richmond, Texas. On Monday, April 26, Carol Beauchamp will present “Family-History Research: The Southern Claims Commission Records.” The records created by the Southern Claims Commission […]

Libraries Present Online Program On History Of Prisoner-Lease System In Texas

Dr. Theresa Jach

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special online program, “The Prisoner-Lease System in Texas,” on Tuesday, April 20, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Dr. Theresa Jach, a history professor at Houston Community College, will talk about the history of convict leasing in Texas and in other southern states between 1867 and 1912. She will also talk about the shift to state-owned prison farms […]