Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) continues its goal of supporting and encouraging aspiring novelists with an online “Writers’ Corner,” where aspiring novelists, as well as readers looking for something new, can create, share, and discover works introduced right here in Fort Bend County. The “Writers’ Corner” on FBCL’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) includes three unique tools – PressBooks Public, the Indie Author Project, and the BiblioBoard Library – that enable writers, as well as readers, to create, […]
Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) annual Book Festival will have a Hispanic flair in 2023, featuring Tejano headliner Rubén Degollado, a performance by Ballet Folklorico, and a presentation on Latin American cuisine, in addition to a special line-up of writing workshops. FBCL’s “Community Reads” featured author Rubén Degollado will be the special guest speaker at the annual Book Festival 2023, which takes place on Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 […]
Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) “Living Sustainably Club” will meet online on Monday, October 16, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The topic for the month will be “Recycling Resources.” FBCL’s Living Sustainably Club programs are livestreamed through Webex so that participants can participate virtually and interact with others in real time. This monthly club is an online one by choice — a conscious effort to minimize the carbon footprint by reducing the use of fossil fuels. […]
Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will celebrate Teen Read Month in October, with special recognition of the county’s growing teen population and their role in establishing new library programs and services reflecting the changing literary dimensions of this population. The rapid growth in the teen-reader population around the country is reflected in the rising number of Young Adult (YA) programs and book collections at FBCL. YA Advisory Councils are making an impact by providing a […]
In recognition of Family-History Month in October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy & Local History Department at George Memorial Library will join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) in a state-wide, collaborative Genealogy Lock-In for family-history buffs on Friday, October 20, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. A series of teleconferences with topics of interest to family-history researchers will be live-streamed throughout the day. Participants may attend to […]
Fort Bend County Libraries offers online access to a variety of news outlets from around the world, making millions of full-text articles from newspapers, journals, magazines, newswires, transcripts, and blogs available free to library cardholders for research or daily use. With professional subscriptions to different digital services, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) enables library cardholders to access online current and past editions of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, and many […]
All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries — which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Mission Bend Branch — will be closed Friday, September 29, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, September 30. 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.
Fort Bend County Libraries will have an educational series focusing on “Art & Architecture” this fall. The next program in the series, “Art & Architecture: Gothic Cathedrals,” will take place on Saturday, September 23, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. In this segment in the series, architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the design origins of Gothic Cathedrals, which […]
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present “Photography 104: Lighting” on Monday, September 18, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. During this hands-on workshop for photographers of all skill levels, professional photographer Bryan Bankston will provide a detailed demonstration of lighting techniques for different photographic effects. Discover how various lighting options – such as professional strobe lights, LED lights, and even […]
All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Mission Bend Branch, will be closed Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5. 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.