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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early voting hours 7-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 12-5 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come join in a Write-in. Bring your story to write, share with your fellow writers, gain some new ideas or techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
First Colony Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Would you like to start your own business or expand an existing business? SCORE counselors, Kenneth Wohlberg and Keith Stine, will discuss business creation, business plans, marketing, business growth, and employee retention programs. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration; SCORE counselors provide practical business advice to help small business owners from conception to growth. This program is free of charge. No registration required.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about the Houston writing scene and how to get your ideas out of your head and onto paper. This presentation is for novices and experienced writers in celebration of National Novel Writing Month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
English-language learners of any level can practice casual conversation in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Meets every Monday. Registration is NOT required, but space is limited, so please come early. For more information, call 281-238-2140.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
English-language learners of any level can practice casual conversation in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Meets every Tuesday. Registration is NOT required, but space is limited, so please come early.
For more information, call 281-341-2652
Location
Learning Lab
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn how to make an elegant decoration or gift from only a piece of paper. Staff will demonstrate and teach participants how to fold a crane and a star-shaped box. No registration required.
Location
Room 2C
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month? Come meet with your fellow writers for encouragement and inspiration! The library will provide a room, electricity, and Wi-Fi so that you can just concentrate on your writing.
Location
Room 2C
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
If you have ever aspired to be a writer, no doubt you are familiar with the difficulties of writer’s block. Sienna Branch Library invites all writers – and aspiring writers! – to join us Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in November for write-ins. Write-ins provide an opportunity for those interested in writing to gather and discuss or exchange ideas. Creative writing materials, including Plot Ninjas and Mad Libs, will be provided to help stretch you creatively and break through your writer’s block! No registration required.
Location
Medium Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you nervous prior to speaking to an audience? Would you like to learn how to get your point across with confidence? Jan Poscovsky, a member and former District Governor of Toastmasters, will show you how to connect with your audience. Additionally, she will show you how to turn weaknesses into strengths and control nervousness. This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Friday, November 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
English language learners of any level can practice casual conversation in a friendly relaxed environment. Registration is not required, but space is limited so please come early.
Location
Meeting Room 2
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
Sign up for the opportunity to take a full-length practice ACT. The test consists of four multiple-choice sections — English, Math, Reading, and Science — and a Writing section. Bring two #2 pencils and a non-graphing calculator. Registration is required; register online or call 281-341-2604 to register.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come join in a Write-in. Bring your story to write, share with your fellow writers, gain some new ideas or techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
First Colony Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Description
Score higher! Improve the chances of getting into the college of your choice. Take a free practice SAT exam. This class is conducted by Kaplan Test Prep. Please bring at least two (2) sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator.

REGISTRATION LIST OPEN 10/11/2014. Registration is required and seating is limited for this event; please include an email account during registration, if available. Register online, in person, or by calling 281-633-5150.

Attendees wishing to cancel should give notice so as to allow others on the waiting list to attend.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
With many instances of crime being reported in the news today, it is a good idea to be able to defend ourselves and our property from criminals. Join us and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office as we offer a free workshop on how concerned citizens can protect themselves with real world, practical techniques, as taught by the Sheriff’s Office to their own police officers. Come learn how to develop a sense of awareness in your different surroundings (home, work, driving, shopping, etc.) and how to avoid trouble. Workshop is free and open to the public in the meeting room.

Location
Meeting Room 1
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us as we celebrate Native American Month with a presentation about the traditional foods of Native American tribes in Texas. Traditional foods will be available to sample including fry breads from the Lipan Apache, Choctaw, Kiowa, and Chickasaw tribes, as well as beef jerky, roasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin and huckleberry breads. No registration required.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Discover how to track down your ancestors in this exciting class on genealogy basics.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This hands-on workshop is intended to help people start writing. Ann will be present to discuss resources and ideas for writers of all experience levels and interests.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
If you have ever aspired to be a writer, no doubt you are familiar with the difficulties of writer’s block. Sienna Branch Library invites all writers – and aspiring writers! – to join us Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in November for write-ins. Write-ins provide an opportunity for those interested in writing to gather and discuss or exchange ideas. Creative writing materials, including Plot Ninjas and Mad Libs, will be provided to help stretch you creatively and break through your writer’s block! No registration required.
Location
Medium Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month? Come meet with your fellow writers for encouragement and inspiration! The library will provide a room, electricity, and Wi-Fi so that you can just concentrate on your writing.
Location
Room 2C
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
English-language learners of any level can practice casual conversation in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Meets every Monday. Registration is NOT required, but space is limited, so please come early. For more information, call 281-238-2140.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Topics to be covered include:

Finding your fluids!
Tools of the trade
Under pressure-tire maintenance

Bring your owner’s manual if you have it!

Presented by FBCL staff member Lynne McGee
Library
Mamie George Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month? Come meet with your fellow writers for encouragement and inspiration! The library will provide a room, electricity, and Wi-Fi so that you can just concentrate on your writing.
Location
Room 2C
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
This movie is being shown to highlight "National Novel Writing Month".
Thirteen at Dinner movie rating - not rated, this movie is intended for adults because of adult subject matter. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Location
Meeting Room 1
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
If you have ever aspired to be a writer, no doubt you are familiar with the difficulties of writer’s block. Sienna Branch Library invites all writers – and aspiring writers! – to join us Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in November for write-ins. Write-ins provide an opportunity for those interested in writing to gather and discuss or exchange ideas. Creative writing materials, including Plot Ninjas and Mad Libs, will be provided to help stretch you creatively and break through your writer’s block! No registration required.
Location
Medium Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

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Welcome to Fort Bend County Library's
Adult Summer Reading Club

The Adult Summer Reading Club is for those in 9th grade to adult.
Recording books or hours read weekly will enter you in a weekly drawing. When you read 4 books or for 10 hours, you win a prize and you will be placed in the Grand Prize Drawing.

New for 2014: Scroll down to see reviews!

To Register
1. Click on the “Sign Me Up” Button
2. Complete the information
3. Keep a copy of your Username and Password to update log

To Update Reading Log
1. Log in to your Summer Reading Club account
2. Click "Add/View Log"
3. Complete the information for the book/hours read or listened

To Submit a Book Review
1. After logging in, scroll down to the Reviews section
2. Click on "Submit Review"
3. Write your review and click "Save"

Note: All reviews must be approved before they will appear on the Fort Bend County Libraries website. Any inappropriate reviews will be rejected.

Rewards
All rewards must be claimed in person, at the library branch chosen at registration.

Completion Prize
Receive a prize when you have read 4 books or for 10 hours. This year's completion prize is a drink cozy to keep your drinks cold.

Weekly Drawing
Logging books or hours weekly will enter you in the weekly drawing. This year's weekly drawing prize is a tote bag. First drawing will be June 9.

Grand Prize Drawing
Completion of reading 4 books or for 10 hours will enter you into the Grand Prize drawing for a $25 bookstore gift card donated by the Friends of the Library. Grand Prize drawing will be July 28.

Last day to pick up prizes is August 30.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Reviews
Title
Sniggerless Boundulations
Author
Morgan Bell
Review
This book is a collection of short stories that expressed life lessons and observations. My favorite stories were "The Dermoid Cyst" and "The Package". The endings for some stories were thought-provoking. For some stories, I had difficulty determining the point and felt those stories needed development. Overall, some of the stories were engaging and some were not, but the collection had a nice variety of stories.  

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Title
Mindfulness and the art of choice: transform your life, 2nd ed.
Author
Karen H. Sherman
Review
A journey from mindlessness to mindfulness, in this book, can guide anyone who wishes to become content with things that are otherwise compelling to deal with their ordinary existance on everyday basis. Exercises like relaxing your body, quieting the noisy mind, discovering possible alternatives etc. can help open the doors for the reader toward mastering The Art of Choice. Great read!  

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Title
Thirteenth Child
Author
Patricia C Wrede
Review
The first book in this trilogy, Wrede wins yet another fan for her work. Eff, the thirteenth child in a society that considers thirteenth children unlucky, must struggle to come to terms with herself. In a world filled with magical(and dangerous) encounters with steam dragons and other fantastic creatures, Eff ventures into the unknown and learns more about magic, her friends and the world outside where she lives.  

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Title
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
Author
Tracy Hogg
Review
I read this book in one sitting. A good common-sense approach to communicating with your baby before he is able to speak. Pretty helpful in deciphering babies' cues and cries. I ran copies of a few of her charts to help me decipher what my son is trying to tell me. Would recommend to new parents.   

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Title
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
Author
Susan Jane Gilman
Review
Joyce Saricks says that readers do not read based on plot - that they can read the same plot over and over but if the book's appeal draws them in, they won't even notice. This, for me, was indicative of that statement. Based on plot alone, I probably would not have been interested in this book. I picked it up based on a recommendations. It sucked me in from the very first page. I absolutely LOVE Lillian Dunkle. She has been tested and re-tested throughout her life, and it has given her guts. She's a tough woman living a tough life. Gilman does a wonderful job of creating characters, in this book, that you understand and relate to in all their complexity. You love and you hate them. They are like family. I highly recommend this read, and yes, the reviews are true ... you will be hungry for ice cream!   

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