Library News

Libraries Offer In-Person Pajama Night Story Time In December

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present in-person Pajama Night Story Time during the weeks of December 1 through 16, in the meeting rooms of the libraries. The activity will take place at different libraries each week. During Pajama Night Story Time, families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy. Pajama Night […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Thanksgiving Holiday

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 25 through 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Regular library hours will resume on Monday, November 29. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies and music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For more information, contact the library system’s Communications […]

Battleship Texas Plans and Records Now Online at the State Archives

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce a major digitization effort that provides online access to more than 3,000 ships plans and records from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) collection documenting the USS battleship, Texas. Also known as BB-35, the dreadnought was commissioned in 1914 and participated in both World War I and World War II, including as flagship during the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, […]

Friends Of Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library Host Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will host a Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 13, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Annex next door to the library, which is located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find a lot in common at the book sale, where they will discover adult and children’s books, DVDs, […]

Libraries’ Meeting Rooms & Conference Rooms Available For Reservation Starting Nov 1

As of Monday, November 1, 2021, Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) meeting rooms and conference rooms are available for reservation by the general public. A list of meeting rooms and conference rooms at all FBCL locations can be viewed on the library system’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us); room capacities are also shown for each option. Meeting rooms and conference rooms can be reserved online through FBCL’s website, or by calling or visiting the library to request an application. […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Veterans’ Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which include the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Friday, November 12. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies and music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries […]

 Libraries Present Online Demonstrations For Craft & Hobby Enthusiasts

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of online, craft- and hobby-themed video demonstrations this month to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. These programs will be online; they will NOT take place in the library. Links to the videos will be posted on FBCL’s online calendar on the designated date, and they can be viewed at any time. The November schedule is as […]

Bestselling Author Lisa See To Headline Libraries’ Virtual Book Fest

Lisa See

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See will be the special guest author at Fort Bend County Libraries’ virtual Book Fest, which takes place on Saturday, November 13, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This online event will be live-streamed through Webex; it will NOT be in person. During the “Ask Me Anything with Lisa See” session from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, See will talk about the experiences she faced throughout her writing career, from her early efforts at writing to […]

Cinco Ranch Literary Lunch League To Discuss “Before We Were Yours” Online In November

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer an online option for book-club meetings this fall – all book-club meetings will take place online through Webex/Zoom so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from home! Fort Bend County Libraries’ book clubs represent a wide variety of books and genres. Book clubs that were previously specific to particular branches can now be enjoyed by readers all across the library system. Books can […]

Library’s Online Culinary Book Club To Discuss Chili At November Meeting

The Culinary Book Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will meet online on Wednesday, November 17, beginning at 1:30 pm. The theme of the month is “Chili for Chilly Days.” This videoconference will be live-streamed in real time via Webex; it will NOT be in person at the library. The Culinary Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month, and different cooking genres are explored each month. Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels […]