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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fort Bend County Libraries will celebrate TeenTober by highlighting all the great activities and resources that are available at the library for the Young Adult community all year long. TeenTober is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Thousands of libraries, schools, and bookstores across the country are participating in this month-long initiative encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms […]
Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in October 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 […]
People in the Katy area who enjoy reading mysteries are invited to help launch a new book club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library. The first meeting of the “The Butler Did It” Mystery Book Club will be on Thursday, October 14, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. Book-club meetings currently take place online, live-streamed through Zoom, so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from home! The book to be discussed […]
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online presentation, “Answering the Call: Latinos & World War II,” on Tuesday, October 5, beginning at 3:00 pm. The program will be live-streamed via Webex, so that it can be viewed from home. Dr. Jesus J. Esparza, an assistant professor of History at Texas Southern University, will talk about contributions made by Latinos to World War II. Gain a better […]
All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Friday, September 24, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, September 25. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.
The Friends of the Library (FOL) organizations that support Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) are requesting donations of gently-used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks so they can replenish their supplies and continue their book sales and fundraising efforts. Donations can be brought to any FBCL location during business hours. The FOL groups have long had ongoing book sales in the libraries, as well as special book-sale events periodically throughout the year. These book sales are […]
All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.