Fort Bend County Libraries Program Home Page
Language 
Welcome to the Reading Program Home Page. Once you are logged in, you will be taken to your Reading Home Page.

   Youth SRC Read by the Book/Hour       YA SRC Read by the Hour/Activities       Adult SRC   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 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 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, and practice speaking, reading and writing in English.

Aprende usted los fundamentales de Microsoft Word, y al mismo tiempo se practica el hablar, leer y escribir en ingles.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn strategies in improving your SAT test scores with this practice test. For students in 9th-12th grades. Registration required; register online or call 281-238-2140.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come join us for an exciting all day celebration throughout the library. There will be assorted craft workshops for adults and children, music, fun prizes and ethnic refreshments.
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Join us for a demonstration by the Sugar Land Area Artists of the techniques of Life drawing (from model).
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 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, September 22, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Experienced coaching from Business professionals on successfully searching for a new job, impress your interviewers and networking.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
First Colony Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Anyone can be a target of financial exploitation, but you can learn to recognize the signs and protect yourself. Learn what to do you if you or someone you know is being exploited.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 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
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a gamer? Whether you are an avid video gamer or enjoy playing table top games, this group is for you. Please join us at the University Branch Library for a great gaming experience.
This month’s showcase game is: “Seven Wonders” (Board Game).
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Experienced coaching from Business professionals on successfully searching for a new job, impress your interviewers and networking.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
First Colony Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for art critique nights by the Sugar Land Area Artists.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop-in help will be available from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, Conference Classroom (2nd floor) of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Do you have a new e-reader, but you're not sure how to use it? The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will be holding a walk in clinic with instructional office hours this month on downloading e-books to Kindles, Nooks and other e-reader devices. Learn how easy it is to download free eBooks from the library's online digital library collection, Overdrive.
Location
Conference Room 2
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Sign up for an opportunity to take a full-length SAT practice. The SAT is a standardized test used by colleges to determine admissions and financial aid. Register online, in person, or call 979-793-4270.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Albert George Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Description
Take a free practice ACT Exam comprised of three sections: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. Bring two #2 pencils and a calculator. Register online or call 281-633-5150. Registration required; registration will open on August 30th.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Best Practices for Taking Your Business On-Line
and Blogging for Beginners Workshop

Online and Web Presence for your Small Business – 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In this course you will learn how to align your business objectives with your online and marketing plans. Identify your target audience, research your competitors online and choose the right type of website for your particular business. Explore the options of building your own website vs. hiring a professional, the required steps for setting up online (domain, webhost, etc) and what type of online marketing promotion tools are available through email marketing, social media, etc. Most importantly, learn how to measure the results and avoid some common pitfalls.
Presented by Marco Cerrato – ACK Supplies
Blogging for Beginners – 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Blogging has changed how small businesses can reach and engage their customers. It can allow you to showcase your passion and knowledge, invite feedback, improve your search engine optimization strategy and even generate leads. We will explore why blogging for business is important, how to define goals for your blog, deciding where to host a blog and how to pick a platform. We will talk about scheduling posts, designing the blog and developing a content strategy.
Presented by Celina Enamorado – ACK Supplies

Location
Meeting Room 1
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 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

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.
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
Title
Is Self-Publishing for You?: A Quick Guide for Navigating Today's Book Publishing Maze
Author
Libi Astaire
Review
This is a good book about the advantages and disadvantages of different routes to self-publishing. I appreciated the information about the editorial process, printing, and marketing. The different budgets were helpful. A focus was placed on Amazon services, and I would have like more information of other services to see what was out there. The book was well-organized and flowed well.  

The library does not own this book. Click here to Suggest-A-Title!
<br><br>Find this book in the catalog
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.   

Find this book in the catalog
<br><br>Find this book in the catalog
Title
Rebel Heart (Dustlands, book 2)
Author
Moira young
Review
Must read series   

Find this book in the catalog
<br><br>Find this book in the catalog
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!  

Find this book in the catalog
<br><br>Find this book in the catalog
Title
Scholastic explains writing homework: everything children (and parents) need to survive 2nd and 3rd grade
Author
Scholastic Inc.
Review
This book has great variety of topics related to learning to write. I read it with my 3rd grader and I'm glad I read it! It helped him a lot in not only refreshing the language and writing concepts as basic as nouns, verbs, adjectives, abbreviations, antonyms, synonyms, sentence structure and punctuation, but also in understanding new concepts as complex as writing a book report, a biography, a review, a letter, an article and a poem. Moreover, everything is in easy to understand age-appropriate language with vivid illustrations. Indeed, a MUST READ for 2nd and 3rd graders and their parents!  

Find this book in the catalog