• The Mamie George Branch Library (Stafford) will close for minor repairs starting Tue, May 30. The library will re-open when repairs are complete. A temporary book drop will be available in the parking lot.
  • The Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library is now CLOSED. For information about the opening of the new Fulshear Branch Library later this summer, click here.
  • FBCL offers amnesty period, May 15-June 19, for overdue items. Click here for details. 

Get Ideas for Spring Gardening at Library Programs

April 2023

Spring is here, and gardeners are making plans for the new planting season. Several of our branches will have programs on plants, flowers, and gardening this month. Join us for inspiration and new ideas and hear about plant varieties that work well in our area.

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch libraries or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Springtime Gardening – Cut It Back & Get Out of the Way
Missouri City Branch Library – Fri, Mar 31, 12:15-1:30 pm

Fort Bend County Master Gardener Tricia Bradbury will talk about gardening tasks to address in the spring, including chores that do not need to be done, things that are recommended, tools for the job, and plants that perform well in this area.

Successful Home Composting” 
University Branch Library -- Sat, Apr 1, 10:30 am. 

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to convert garden waste and kitchen scraps into plant food for a home garden.

Earth Day Festival” 
George Memorial Library, Richmond – Sat, Apr 15, 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Learn about ways to help the planet by reducing waste, and discover how to save money as well! Get a glimpse of electric vehicles from Tesla and Texan Hyundai that will be on display in the south parking lot, while children enjoy free face painting nearby. Tables will be set up in the lobby with representatives from Fort Bend Beekeepers Association, Fort Bend County Environmental Health, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, and the FBCL Living Sustainably Club. The Earth Day Festival will also include workshops where visitors can learn about recycling and making more efficient use of the earth’s natural resources. Click here for more information.

The Language of Flowers” 
Missouri City Branch Library – Fri, Apr 28, 12:15-1:30 pm

Library staff member Alison Allen will talk about the meanings of different flowers and the history of how people have communicated with each other with flowers. Those attending the program will have an opportunity to create their own secret message by arranging flowers in a tussie-mussie posy. Materials for the program are provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Missouri City Branch Library. Registration required; click here to register.

Seed Starting for Spring” 
Mission Bend Branch Library – Sat, Apr 29, 11:00 am. 

Learn how to grow plants from seed. In this class, hear about choosing seeds and transplanting seedlings and discover other tips and tricks for spring gardening. Registration required; click here to register.