Library News

Libraries Present Introductory Technology How-To Videos Online

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present a series of introductory video demonstrations in October to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology. These how-to videos 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 to view the whole […]

Libraries’ Curbside Service Unavailable On Fair Day  

The Books & More! Curbside Pickup service at all branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be unavailable on Friday, September 25. Books & More! Curbside Pick-up service hours will resume on Saturday, September 26, at all locations. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books or music, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.    

Library’s Podcast Club Focuses On Sleep In September  

The Podcast Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will focus on “Sleep” in September. Since the library buildings are currently not open to the public, the Podcast Club meeting will take place online via Zoom/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 […]

Libraries Offer Online Cookbook Clubs For Culinary Enthusiasts               

Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced –find Fort Bend County Libraries’ monthly Cookbook Book Clubs a great way to share ideas and discover new culinary tips. Different cooking genres are explored each month. In September, the Cookbook Clubs will take place virtually, so that cooking enthusiasts around the area can enjoy and participate from the comfort and safety of home. The University Branch Library’s Culinary Book Clubmeets on the third […]

Hear About Galveston Hurricane Of 1900 At Libraries’ Online Program

Fort Bend County Libraries will present “The Great Storm: Remembering the Galveston Hurricane of 1900” online on Monday, September 28. This presentation will be pre-recorded, and viewers may enjoy it from the comfort and safety of home at their convenience. Dr. Nicholas Cox, a Texas History professor at Houston Community College, will talk about the devastating impact of the hurricane on Galveston’s population and economy. He will also discuss the long-term consequences of the hurricane on […]

Fort Bend County Law Library To Present Computer Classes For Legal Professionals  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in September for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice. These programs will be virtual sessions live-streamed via Zoom/WebEx; they will NOT be in person. These introductory classes will take place on Thursdays September 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 10:00 to […]

Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month Event Recognizes Early Explorers Of Texas & Southwest

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Fort Bend County Libraries will host on online presentation of “Hispanic Explorers of Texas & the Southwest” on Monday, September 21, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The program will be presented live via Zoom or WebEx, so that it can be viewed from the comfort and safety of home. Dr. Natalie Garza, a professor of U.S. History and Mexican American Studies at Houston Community College, will talk […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Encourages Aspiring Writers With Story Spinners Club  

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, September 17, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The topic for September is “Beginnings.” This program will be a virtual session presented via Zoom/WebEx; it will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the event will be emailed a link to a Zoom/WebEx meeting, and they may join the discussion from the comfort and safety of home. From beginning blogger to […]

Libraries Present Genealogy & Local History Programs Online

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or daily lives? Begin your family-history research with Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library in Richmond. Library staff will present two online programs in September to help family-history researchers pursue their genealogy search. These online, pre-recorded videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us — by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab […]