Library News

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces 2021 e-Records Conference and Call for Presentations

The annual e-Records conference organized by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and co-sponsored with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to promote electronic records management in Texas government will be held virtually the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17 and the morning of Thursday, November 18, 2021. This year’s theme is Accelerating Towards the Texas of Tomorrow. This dynamic conference gathers records management and information technology staff from the state and local level […]

Nationally-Acclaimed Storyteller To Perform At George Memorial Library Amphitheater

Toni Simmons and GML Amphitheater

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is excited to welcome the public back with a performance by nationally-acclaimed storyteller Toni Simmons on Saturday, July 31, beginning at 10:00 am, at the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Simmons is an award-winning and dynamic storyteller who brings her multicultural folktales to life with songs, rhythms, chants, and audience participation. In her “Tails & Tales from Around the World” performance, families with children of […]

Libraries Offer Online Support Group For Job Hunters

Searching for a job can be difficult and stressful. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will host an online Job-Search Support Group on Tuesday, July 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 with others in the same position. Library staff will share helpful online resources […]

Library’s Online Culinary Book Club To Discuss “Fruity Flavors” At July Meeting

The Culinary Book Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will meet online on Wednesday, July 21, beginning at 1:30 pm. The theme of the month is “Fruity Flavors.” Share tips and get ideas for cool, refreshing fruit salads or fruity drinks. This videoconference will be live-streamed in real time via Webex; it will NOT be in person at the library. Reservations are required. The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month, and different […]

Libraries Present Online Genealogy Program On Finding Land Deeds

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present an online genealogy class, “Family History Research: Finding Property-Deed Records,” on Monday, July 19. This video will be pre-recorded so that it can be viewed from the comfort of home at any time after the scheduled date. In this video genealogy session, learn how and where to research property-deed records and discover the types of information that can be gleaned from them. A record of the transfer or sale of […]

Library Presents Tips For Senior Citizens On Wills, Trusts, And Probate

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special online program, “The Truth About Wills, Trusts, and Probate” – a program in the Senior Series for older adults and their family members — on Friday, July 16, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. 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 […]

Libraries Present Program On Phone & Internet Scams

The Internet can be a fun and exciting place to explore, but it can also present dangers such as fraud, viruses, and identity theft. Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Don’t Get Scammed,” on Tuesday, July 13, beginning at 1:00 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. The Internet can be a source of information and entertainment, but users should be aware of possible dangers and […]

Libraries Host Online Activities For Young Adults, Teens In July

This summer, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. 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 how-to videos, […]

Learn About Composting At Library’s Online Gardening Program

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online program, “Landscape Success: Successful Home Composting,” on Tuesday, July 20, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Part 4 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s Landscape Success series for homeowners, this program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Ed Plant and Amanda Banduch will provide tips on composting. Often consisting of food scraps and yard clippings, compost is organic material that can […]

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

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Pro Se Basics” online 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 Webex; they will NOT be in person. The introductory classes will take place on Tuesdays July 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The classes will introduce important procedural information for […]