Fort Bend County Libraries

Libraries Offer Online Support Group For Job Hunters

Searching for a job can be difficult and stressful, but doing it in the middle of a pandemic can be even worse. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will host an online Job-Search Support Group on Tuesday, May 25, at 2:00 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. In this online forum, job hunters will have an opportunity to network with other people, exchange tips and leads, or simply vent their frustrations […]

Libraries Host Online Program On Evictions During Covid-19

Fort Bend County Libraries, in conjunction with the Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, will hold a special online program, “Evictions During COVID-19: Know Your Rights,” on Friday, May 28, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. This program will be live-streamed online; it will NOT be in person. Richard Amagwula, a staff attorney with the Earl Carl Institute, will talk about current laws relative to eviction […]

Libraries Announce Launch Of New Streaming-Video Service

Fort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of a new online streaming-video service, Access Video On Demand, to its eLibrary collection of digital resources. Library patrons will have instant, unlimited, 24/7 access to thousands of world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent movies, and helpful instructional videos covering a wide range of subjects. This new video-streaming service includes two collections — “Access Video on Demand: Master Collection” for adults and “Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids.” […]

Learn About Plant Selection At Library’S Online Gardening Program

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online program, “Landscape Success: Right Plants for the Right Place,” on Tuesday, May 25, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Part 2 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 Advanced Master Gardeners Peggy d’Hemecourt and Suma Mudan will talk about the use of native and well-adapted plants in the landscape. […]

Libraries Present Online Genealogy & Local-History Programs In May

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present online genealogy and Texas-geography programs in May for local-history buffs and family-history researchers. On Tuesday, May 11, FBCL staff member Bryan Bankston will present an “Intro to Texas Digital Sanborn Maps.” Find large-scale maps of Texas towns and cities dated from 1867-1970. Bankston will explain how to access this online resource from inside or outside the libraries. Learn about the types of information that can be gathered by studying […]

Libraries Offer Online Cookbook Club For Culinary Enthusiasts

Cooking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels – from beginners to advanced –find Fort Bend County Libraries’ monthly Cookbook Book Club a great way to share ideas and discover new culinary tips. Different cooking genres are explored each month. In May, the Cookbook Club and demonstration will take place virtually, so that cooking enthusiasts around the area can enjoy and participate online from the comfort and safety of home. Here is the schedule of Cookbook […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Libraries’ Esl 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 “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The ESL Conversation Circles will be live-streamed virtual sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be […]

Cinco Ranch Literary Lunch League To Discuss “The House At Riverton” Online In May

The House at Riverton

Book lovers don’t need to let COVID-19 social distancing keep them from sharing their opinions and feelings about books with other readers. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer an online option for book-club meetings this spring – all book-club meetings will take place online through Webex so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from the comfort and safety of home! Fort Bend County Libraries’ book clubs represent a wide […]

CORRECTION: Libraries Invite Public To Watch Live-Streamed Poetry Slam For Teens Online

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is hosting an online Poetry Slam Competition for teens and young adults on Saturday, May 8, at 2:00 pm. The theme for the live-streamed performance-poetry competition is “Dare to Hope.” Anyone who enjoys poetry is invited to watch the competition, which will take place online. Reservations are required to view the event; a link to the Webex session will be sent to all spectators who register on the online calendar of FBCL’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us). […]

Library Presents Tips For Senior Citizens On Wills, Trusts, And Probate

Liz McNeel

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special online program, “The Truth About Wills, Trusts, and Probate” – a program in the Senior Series for older adults and their family members — on Friday, May 14, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. 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, and they may join […]