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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for the First Colony Friends of the Library Book Sale. Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, DVD's, CD's, Paperback books available.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
First Colony Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Library staff member Adam Kiskinis will provide an overview of guitar-playing, including the anatomy of a guitar, the purposes of the different parts, and the various accessories that accompany guitar-playing. He will demonstrate how to tune a guitar, as well as chord structures and finger placement on the guitar fret-board. Those attending the program are invited to bring their own guitar if possible, and all experience levels are welcome to attend.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
Location
Meeting Room 1
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy local talent at your public library. The Celebration Ringers of St. John's United Methodist Church, in Richmond.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 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, August 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Jan Hampton will do an introduction for seniors who are beginner's painting with watercolors, showing techniques, designing abstract and realistic composition. Registration required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
First Colony Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 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, August 06, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Take advantage of experienced coaching from longtime businessmen who will give you tips to help you successfully search for a new job and impress your interviewers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Take advantage of experienced coaching from longtime businessmen who will give you tips to help you successfully search for a new job and impress your interviewers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 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, August 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
In celebration of the many cultures represented in the area, Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will host an International Food Festival of dishes prepared by patrons on Saturday, August 9, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.
Ten different cultures will be represented: American, Chinese, French, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, German, Italian, South American, and Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. One entry will be accepted for each category, on a first-come, first-served basis. The dish should be able to serve 20 sampling portions. If you would like to enter a dish to represent one of the categories, please call the library at 281-633-5150 to sign up. Registration will open on July 19.
On the day of the event, the public is invited to come to the library to learn about the different foods and cultures, and to sample the dishes. Door prizes will also be given away.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5150, or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
What do you and your children need to know to begin the school year successfully? 2 experts from FBISD will discuss teacher expectations for parents of kindergartners, elementary and middle school students. There will be information on immunizations and a handy bibliography. A fun “Back to School” craft for children will take place at 2pm in the Youth Services area. Get an “A” in school readiness and start the year off right.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

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Date
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy local talent at your public library. Get an introduction to woodwind instruments and classical music. This trio of musicians will answer questions from the audience about their instruments (an oboe, a clarinet, and a bassoon), and will perform classical pieces.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
When decorating with real flowers is not an option, make your own! Learn to make colorful floral bouquets using a variety of specialty papers and some materials you may find around your home. Registration required; attendees must be in ninth grade or older.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Do you need help finding inspiration for your next craft or hobby project? Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is the first complete collection of information covering virtually every hobby and leisure activity. Learn to search full text articles from more than 1,500 magazines and books, discover more than 700 videos, and explore over 160 hobby profiles that meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast. Registration is not required. Please call 281-238-2140 for more information.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 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

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Important Messages
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
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Title
Rebel Heart (Dustlands, book 2)
Author
Moira young
Review
Must read series   

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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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Title
Beautiful Ruins
Author
Jess Walter
Review
"He has one of his wistful, fanciful thoughts - that he's somehow summoned from his mind not a fifty-year-old memory of the moment in which he first saw this woman but the actual moment itself. After all, isn't it the same sea, same sun, same cliffs, same them? And if a moment exists only in one's perception anyway, then perhaps the rush of feeling he has now is THE MOMENT, and not merely its shadow. Maybe every moment occurs at once, and they will always be twenty-two, their lives always before them."

In a Q&A session, Walters says that Beautiful Ruins is a book about moments - about the outcome or events that follow a moment being unimportant compared to the moment itself. Think of the moment you first saw your husband, or the moment you first heard your child's cry. Don't we always return to pivotal moments in our lives because they somehow define us? Walters suggests that we are who we are or as he puts it, "We want what we want." We were, are, and always will be/want what we are/want. So do these moments that stand out to us in our lives shape where we go or do they serve as highlighters to remind us who we are?

Funny thing about moments. Finishing this book is one of those moments. When something sparks inside you and you feel that the world should stop for a moment while you take it all in. You struggle to hold onto it and really feel it but the world just keeps spinning around you. But you are who you are. Let the world spin.
  

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Title
Odd Thomas
Author
Dean Koontz
Review
Dean Koontz can turn a phrase or twist a plotline with the best of them.

This story could be the plot for "The Sixth Sense 2: The 'Freak' kid as a Young Adult."  

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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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