George Memorial Library

Libraries Salute Fabulous ‘40s With Barbershop Quartet, Vintage Cars, Swing Dance Music, & Radio Theater

75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND JUBILEE ON OCTOBER 8 Fort Bend County Libraries is commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at George Memorial Library in Richmond. Founded in 1947, the library system will salute the fabulous ‘40s with a day of good, old-fashioned, free family fun! Visitors can stroll through the vintage cars that will be on display in the parking lot and imagine what life was like when the founders of the library […]

Libraries Celebrate 75Th Anniversary With Diamond Jubilee On October 8

Fort Bend County Libraries is commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at George Memorial Library in Richmond. Founded in 1947 by 12 women in a Share-a-Book Club, the library system will salute the fabulous ‘40s with a day of good, old-fashioned fun! An official welcome ceremony will kick off the event at 11:00 am, in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater, but activities are planned throughout the day. Food and […]

Deadline Nears For Children’S Illustrations For Libraries’ 75Th Anniversary

The dream of a Fort Bend County library system began 75 years ago – in 1947 – when 12 members of the Share-a-Book Club wanted books to be in the hands of every man, woman, and child in the county. Through perseverance and determination, and the overwhelming support of the citizens of Fort Bend County, those 12 women made their dream a reality. From a humble beginning of 1,000 books, a temporary room at Rosenberg […]

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Online Book Club To Discuss “Furious Hours”

Fort Bend County Libraries’ virtual book club – FBCL Reads – will meet online on Wednesday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 am. The book to be discussed is Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, written by Casey Cep. FBCL Reads book-club meetings will be live-streamed through Webex so that readers can participate virtually and interact with others in real time. The book club will meet online on the fourth Wednesday of every month. This […]

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Online Book Club To Discuss “The Missing American”

Fort Bend County Libraries’ virtual book club – FBCL Reads – will meet online on Wednesday, July 27, beginning at 10:00 am. The book to be discussed is The Missing American, written by Kwei Quartey. FBCL Reads book-club meetings will be live-streamed through Webex so that readers can participate virtually and interact with others in real time. The book club will meet online on the fourth Wednesday of every month. This book selection is available in print and digitally […]

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 to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The ESL Conversation Circles will take place […]

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Online Book Club To Discuss “The Lost City Of The Monkey God”

Fort Bend County Libraries’ virtual book club – FBCL Reads – will meet online on Wednesday, June 22, beginning at 10:00 am. The book to be discussed is The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, written by Douglas Preston. FBCL Reads book-club meetings will be live-streamed through Webex so that readers can participate virtually and interact with others in real time. The book club will meet online on the fourth Wednesday of every month. In The Lost […]

Multicultural Festival At George Memorial Library In June

Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Multicultural Festival: Bringing the World to You” will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Memorial Library, the Multicultural Festival celebrates the rich, cultural diversity of the county and of the people who reside in it. Featuring an exciting line-up of performances, artisans, games, crafts, and more, the festival will […]

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 to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The ESL Conversation Circles will take place […]

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra To Perform Free Family Concert At George Memorial Library’s Outdoor Amphitheater

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Fort Bend County Libraries will present a free, musical performance, “Doodles for Orchestra,” by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, June 4, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. This family-friendly concert is a great way to foster a young child’s love of music. The performance will include fun, call-and-response interaction between the orchestra and the audience that will have everyone clapping and dancing along […]