Fort Bend County Libraries

Libraries Host Virtual Film Screening Of Nasa/Cinespace Winners

Fort Bend County Libraries will host a special online film screening of winners from the 2020 CineSpace film competition on Friday, October 8, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The event, “Space, Above, and Beyond,” will showcase a collection of short films created by filmmakers of all ages from around the world for the CineSpace film competition. Live-streamed via Webex, the film screening will begin with a short Q&A session with panelists from NASA, the Houston Cinema […]

Library’S Hispanic Heritage Month Online Event Recognizes Notable Hispanic Political Leaders Of Texas

Dr. Natalie Garza

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online presentation of “Famous Hispanic Political Leaders of Texas” on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 3:00 pm. The program will be live-streamed via Webex, so that it can be viewed from home. Dr. Natalie Garza, a professor of U.S. History and Mexican American Studies at Houston Community College, will talk about Tejano political participation and influence following Texas Independence in […]

Libraries Host Hispanic Heritage Month Online Program On Latino Veterans Of World War II 

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online presentation, “Answering the Call: Latinos & World War II,” on Tuesday, October 5, beginning at 3:00 pm. The program will be live-streamed via Webex, so that it can be viewed from home. Dr. Jesus J. Esparza, an assistant professor of History at Texas Southern University, will talk about contributions made by Latinos to World War II. Gain a better […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Fair Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Friday, September 24, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, September 25. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Book Donations Needed For Friends Of The Library Book Sales

The Friends of the Library (FOL) organizations that support Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) are requesting donations of gently-used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks so they can replenish their supplies and continue their book sales and fundraising efforts. Donations can be brought to any FBCL location during business hours. The FOL groups have long had ongoing book sales in the libraries, as well as special book-sale events periodically throughout the year. These book sales are […]

Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month Online Event Recognizes HPD’S Chicano Squad

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online presentation of “HPD’s Chicano Squad” on Thursday, September 16, beginning at 3:00 pm. The program will be presented live via Webex, so that it can be viewed from home. Dr. Natalie Garza, a professor of U.S. History and Mexican American Studies at Houston Community College, will talk about the Houston Police Department’s Chicano Squad, which was formed in 1979. […]

Libraries Present Online Local-History Program On Brazos River Bridges In September

Estimated early 1900s, courtesy of Genealogy & Local Historty Dept @ George Memorial Library

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present an online local-history program, “A History of Brazos River Bridges in Fort Bend County,” on Monday, September 20. This video presentation will be pre-recorded so that it can be viewed at any time after the scheduled date. In this video episode in FBCL’s “Genealogy & Local History” series, Daniel Sample will talk about the history of the bridges that cross the Brazos River in Fort Bend County. This presentation will cover […]

Libraries Host Online Gardening Program On Landscape Pests & Diseases

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online gardening program, “Controlling Landscape Pests & Diseases,” on Tuesday, September 21, beginning at 2:00 pm. Part 6 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 will share tips on how to identify common garden pests, ways to prevent them from invading one’s yard, and options to control their numbers […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Encourages Aspiring Writers With Story Spinners Club

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ online “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, September 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The topic for September is “Description.” 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. From beginning blogger to published novelist, writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome to […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Labor Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.