Library News

Fort Bend County Libraries Introduces Online Feature for Aspiring Authors 

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) continues its goal of supporting and encouraging aspiring novelists with an online “Writers’ Corner,” where aspiring novelists, as well as readers looking for something new, can create, share, and discover works introduced right here in Fort Bend County. The “Writers’ Corner” on FBCL’s website ( includes three unique tools – PressBooks Public, the Indie Author Project, and the BiblioBoard Library – that enable writers, as well as readers, to create, […]

Libraries Support New Writers With  National Novel-Writing Month 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 Bend […]

Libraries’ Book Festival Encourages Children to Become Writers 

Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) Book Festival is not just for adults! Children who dream of one day becoming writers will find encouragement and inspiration at this annual event, which will take place on Saturday, November 18, at George Memorial Library in Richmond. A broad range of programs and events is planned for the day, but one workshop is specifically for children in grades 2 through 5. Children’s author and creative-writing teacher Valerie Sweeten will present “Exploring […]

Apply for Free Registration to Archival Training Webcasts

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is offering free registration for several archival training webcasts. As part of its National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant support, THRAB received funding to offer free registration for a limited number of participants to attend three Society American Archivists’ (SAA) Digital Archival Specialist (DAS) trainings that focus on creating, managing and providing access to digital collections. Developed and conducted by the Society of American Archivists, the […]

“Community Reads” Author Rubén Degollado To Headline Libraries’ Book Festival

Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) annual Book Festival will have a Hispanic flair in 2023, featuring Tejano headliner Rubén Degollado, a performance by Ballet Folklorico, and a presentation on Latin American cuisine, in addition to a special line-up of writing workshops. FBCL’s “Community Reads” featured author Rubén Degollado will be the special guest speaker at the annual Book Festival 2023, which takes place on Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 […]

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Announces 2023 Archival Awards Recipients

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 Archival Awards. The Archival Award of Excellence (Institutional) has been awarded to the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive. The Archival Award of Excellence (Individual) recipient is Robert Weaver (Texas Tech University). This year’s David B. Gracy II Award for Distinguished Archival Service has been awarded to Monte L. Monroe. The Archival Award of Excellence recognizes significant achievements […]

Learn About Recycling Resources At Libraries’ Online Environmental Sustainability Club

Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) “Living Sustainably Club” will meet online on Monday, October 16, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The topic for the month will be “Recycling Resources.” FBCL’s Living Sustainably Club programs are livestreamed through Webex so that participants can participate virtually and interact with others in real time. This monthly club is an online one by choice — a conscious effort to minimize the carbon footprint by reducing the use of fossil fuels. […]

Libraries Host Trivia Challenges For Teen Read Month 

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will celebrate Teen Read Month in October, with special recognition of the county’s growing teen population and their role in establishing new library programs and services reflecting the changing literary dimensions of this population. The rapid growth in the teen-reader population around the country is reflected in the rising number of Young Adult (YA) programs and book collections at FBCL. YA Advisory Councils are making an impact by providing a […]

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy & Local History Department at George Memorial Library

In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy & Local History Department at George Memorial Library will join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) in a state-wide, collaborative Genealogy Lock-In for family-history buffs on Friday, October 20, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. A series of teleconferences with topics of interest to family-history researchers will be live-streamed throughout the day. Participants may attend to […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches New State Symbols Website

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced a new web page featuring the official legislatively-designed State Symbols of Texas. The new site, accessible at, features each official state symbol with a photograph and citation of the relevant resolution from the Texas Legislature. State symbols have been designated since 1901, when the bluebonnet was chosen as the official flower of Texas by the 27th Legislature. The list now numbers 76 symbols across a […]