While the extreme heat of a hot Texas summer keeps many people indoors, the cooler breezes of the autumn months bring them outdoors once again, ready to tackle those long-overdue home-improvement projects. Whether your honey-do list includes outdoor activities like building a new deck and planting a fall garden, or indoor tasks like replacing appliances and repairing the garbage disposal, the library has resources to help DIYers accomplish almost any project imaginable. Find out what tools are most essential to have on hand. Build a fabulous palace for your favorite pooch. Turn out-of... Read Full Blog
Toni Morrison (1931-2019) was best known for her intricately woven novels, which focus on intimate relationships set against the backdrop of African American culture. She won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for her fifth novel, Beloved, the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, and a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
To learn more about this illustrious author, see our Gale Biography in Context database.
To read some of the late author’s work, choose one of many selections from our catalog.... Read Full Blog
NASA launched Apollo 11 to the moon 50 years ago on July 16, 1969, and four days later – on July 20 – man set foot on the moon for the very first time.
On the anniversary of this momentous occasion, we take a moment to appreciate the courage and visionary accomplishments of the men and women who made this historic event possible! Relive memories of the first lunar landing and marvel at the evolution of technology in a relatively short period of time! What exactly did it take to accomplish this successful, history-making mission?
Join us for some exciting events we have p... Read Full Blog
Would your son or daughter rather eat SPINACH than read a book? Could sitting down and reading a book be the worst punishment imaginable?
Maybe the right “match” just hasn't been found yet – that one book that’s going to catch and hold your child’s attention, hooking them into the wonders found in the world of books.
Do they like slimy bugs, slithering snakes, or anything ghastly, gory, or gross? Is your child a sports fiend? Car crazy? Or just intimidated by pages full of words?
Many authors of juvenile books see this audience as a challenge, and great s... Read Full Blog
Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. Are you planning a trip? Or are you just dreaming of all the places you would like to visit someday? Start your travel plans with a stop at Fort Bend County Libraries, where you can find information on destinations and travel-planning tips. Or you may just want to find a book or a video on faraway places so you can experience the world without ever leaving the comfort of your own home!
The library is a good starting point for researching vacation opportunities in and around the Texas Gulf Coast and the Hill Country. You c... Read Full Blog
April 22, 2019, marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day. The challenges being faced by today’s consumer make the need to conserve energy and live with greater efficiency more important than ever! We have an unprecedented opportunity—now more than ever—to build a healthy, prosperous, clean-energy economy for ourselves and our future generations.
Be sure to stop by George Memorial Library in Richmond on Saturday, April 13, for our Earth Day Festival. Learn about ways to help the planet by reducing waste, and discover how to save money as well! Click here for more info on the eve... Read Full Blog
Fort Bend County Libraries invites the residents of the county to join in recognition of National Library Week, April 7-13, when the dynamic changes that are taking place in libraries around the country are recognized and celebrated.
The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Libraries strengthen their communities in innumerable ways -- by promoting early literacy initiatives for young families, by offering homework assistance to students, by providing skills-improvement classes for job-hunters, by implementing innovative technology, and b... Read Full Blog
On March 2, 1836 – 183 years ago – 59 men met at Washington-on-the-Brazos and declared Texas a sovereign and independent republic. The remarkable actions of extraordinary men and women – both before and after that momentous occasion – form part of the legend that has made our state so brilliant and unique. The battles fought at Goliad, the Alamo, and San Jacinto are well-known events in our state’s formidable beginnings, but they are only a part of Texas’s rich and illustrious past.
Take advantage of this month-long celebration to read about some of the lesser-known – but equally ... Read Full Blog
February is Black History Month -- what better time to recognize some of the outstanding contributions of African-American writers, illustrators, and other artists to the world of modern literature!
Several awards for writers and illustrators of children’s books are named in honor of Coretta Scott King. These awards recognize African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding inspirational and educational books for children and young adults. Click here for a list of the 2019 award winners.
The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Aw... Read Full Blog
February is the month for romance! If you want to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, take a few tips from the library!
Sometimes – when words cannot adequately express how much you care – you can send sweet messages using the language of flowers! Discover the symbols and myths of different flora with Marina Heilmeyer’s The Language of Flowers or Mandy Kirkby’s A Victorian Flower Dictionary.
Are you looking for some sweet treats that will impress your sweetheart? Whip up something in the... Read Full Blog
The New Year is off to a great start! How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?! Did you resolve to exercise more, eat better, live happier, or make a career change? Or how about starting a new hobby, learning a new language, or tackling a bad habit?
Whatever your resolution is for this New Year, the library has a variety of books, videos, DVDs, magazines, and classes to help you on your quest for better living.
In her book, You Do You, Sarah Knight presents an irreverent guide to letting go of the weight of others’ e... Read Full Blog
Happy New Year! To kick off 2019, we’re turning the page and starting a new chapter with a brand new website! In 2018, we sent out a survey to get your input on our website – what worked well, what needed help, and what to throw out altogether. You spoke – we listened! We took your feedback to heart, and have been diligently working to bring you a new and improved website with a fresh, modern look and easy navigation throughout. Have a look around!
Some great things about our new website….Mobile and tablet-friendly (fully-responsive) – We want to ensure you have t... Read Full Blog