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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, September 03, 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 flower, a bird, and much more.
Location
Room 2C
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of computer use and the Internet, and practice speaking, reading and writing in English.

Aprende usted los conceptos basicos del uso de la computadora y el Internet, y al mismo tiempo se practica el hablar, leer y escribir en ingles.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
Sign up for the opportunity to take a full-length practice SAT. The test consists of three sections: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. 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, September 06, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us as Dick Hall, founder of EntrepreneurResources.org and member of SCORE, discusses creating a solid business plan essential to getting the financial resources needed for starting your new business. This workshop will cover the 12 critical elements of every business plan and teach you how to create your own customized business model, how to assess the competitive quality of the model, and how to convert your worksheet data into a professional business plan that lenders will appreciate. The workshop is hands-on; workbooks will be provided. You will leave with a real and relevant outline of your new business plan. As seating is limited, registration is required. Register online or by calling 281-238-2952.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Daniel Sample, from the Fort Bend County Genealogical Research Library, in Richmond, TX will be leading a workshop on "Uncovering your Roots online". Come learn about free and subscription online research tools offered through the library including, Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, FindAGrave.com, Chronicling America Newspaper database and more. Space is limited, so please come early.
Location
Meeting Room 1
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us as Master Gardener Barbara Buckley discusses why certain plants attract butterflies and how to prepare for the coming Fall migration of Monarch Butterflies.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 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, September 09, 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
Friday, September 12, 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, September 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Sign up for the opportunity to take a full-length practice SAT standardized test used by colleges for admissions. Registration required; register online, in person, or call 281-238-2800.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
First Colony Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
Score higher! Improve your chances of getting into the college of your choice. Take a free practice SAT exam. This class is conducted by Kaplan Review. Please bring two (2) #2 pencils and a non-graphing calculator.

REGISTRATION LIST OPENS 9/1/2014. 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 281-238-2952 (starting 9/1/2014).

Attendee MUST give 24 HOUR cancellation notice, to allow others on the waiting list to attend.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Numerous items will be available for sale, including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. A variety of books are available, including children’s, teens, mystery, computer, special interest, and romance. People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find a lot in common at the used-book sale, where prices range from $0.25 to $3.00.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Is your teen college bound? Are you ready? Join us for an informational seminar at the Missouri City Branch Library with Candice Washington, of Kaplan, and Lori Blust, the WCJC Financial Aid Counselor. We’ll be discussing admissions tests, financial aid, and important deadlines that will make the application process easier for you and your student.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 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

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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

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

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Title
The Fault In Our Stars
Author
John Green
Review
Heartwrenching.

I'm not even sure I can review this book. There was more than one occasion during my reading of this book that I almost chose not to finish it. I felt physical pain throughout. Having a young son, my heart broke especially during the characters' interactions with their parents. Green does a wonderful job of crafting a book that you have to make a conscious choice to read - you want to and don't want to at the same time. Your choice is complicated by all human emotions: guilt, sorrow, laughter, love. I would recommend this book to a well-prepared reader. The content is difficult and minimally rewarding. A testament to Green's view of life, I suppose.   

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Title
Austenland
Author
Shannon Hale
Review
A fun, light romance novel. Enjoyed watching the movie that was based from this book as well. Overall, an enjoyable read, although the character based her love for Mr. Darcy more on the BBC movie starring Colin Firth (wet shirt scene), rather than the Jane Austen novel.  

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Title
Born of Night
Author
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Review
The first in her League series, Kenyon brings us another strong, alpha male named Nykyrian. Keira meets Nykyrian after she has been kidnapped by enemies of her father. While I appreciate the humor that is often found in Kenyon's novels, I was a little disappointed with Keira, she was a little spoiled and naïve, which made it difficult to connect with her. Overall, a good read, with some definitely interesting characters. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.  

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