Library News

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 livestreamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be in […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Presents Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a series of online, craft- and hobby-themed video demonstrations to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. Because of social-distancing recommendations, the library will offer virtual craft and hobby activities online this winter and spring, so that they can be viewed from the comfort and safety of home. These demonstration videos can be viewed by selecting “Virtual Programs” […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Presents Online Demo Of Chilton’S Diy Auto-Repair Resource

Keeping your vehicle well maintained can extend its life and help save money on costly repairs. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) has an online resource that illustrates basic maintenance steps that drivers can manage themselves to keep their vehicle performing optimally. FBCL Adult Services librarians at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present an online, introductory demonstration of the “Chilton DIY Online Auto-Repair Manuals Library” on Tuesday, January 12. This pre-recorded video demonstration – which will […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Presents Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a series of online, craft- and hobby-themed video demonstrations to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. Because of social-distancing recommendations, the library will offer virtual craft and hobby activities online this winter and spring, so that they can be viewed from the comfort and safety of home. These demonstration videos can be viewed by selecting “Virtual Programs” […]

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 livestreamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be in […]

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 livestreamed via Webex; they will NOT be in person. The introductory classes will take place on Tuesdays January 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The classes will introduce important procedural information for […]

Libraries Support New Writers With Online Activities

Fort Bend County Libraries will host online programs in January that are intended to encourage new writers by providing tips and tricks, writing and publishing advice, and support from other aspiring novelists. The Missouri City Branch Library will host an online Short Stories Writer’s Challenge during the month of January. A story prompt and activity guidelines will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on Monday, January 4. Writers are encouraged to create a story from the prompt, and […]

Libraries Host Online Game Hours For Teens, Adults

The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will have several virtual game-day activities for adults and teens in January. These virtual events will be online; they will NOT be in person. ·       “New Year’s Digital Escape Room” on Monday, January 4 (all day) Time-travelling adventurers will be whisked through different historical eras and must use their knowledge of history and their research skills to solve puzzles and answer questions. Only by completing the quest will they […]

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

Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in January 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 includes multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Offers Online Family & Children’S Activities In January

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Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) Cinco Ranch Branch Library is continuing to offer children’s programming virtually this winter and 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, […]