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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early voting hours 10-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 10-6 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early voting hours 10-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 10-9 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn interview skills that will help you get that job.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This ESL computer class will focus on the basics of using Microsoft Excel.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Early voting hours 10-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 12-5 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Early voting hours 7-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 10-5 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come join us for an afternoon at the movies! In conjunction with Gulf Coast Reads, we are showing "War Horse." Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe in 1914 during World War I, this film begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse and the teenaged farm boy who befriends him until they are forcefully parted by the war effort. The movie follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, and chronicles the impact the horse makes on the lives of the people he encounters. When the boy and horse are reunited at last, will the end of the war tear them apart once again? Based on a children?s book by Michael Morpurgo, this feature film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture. This movie is rated PG-13, and it is intended for mature audiences. Viewers should be aware that the film includes themes such as war, violence, and adult language. No registration required.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, challenges aspiring authors to write a 50,000 word first draft of a novel between November 1 and November 30. Join us for an introductory session to learn how it works, exchange tips and ideas, and meet with other participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come listen to retired NASA scientist F. Don Cooper share his experiences in creating the technology to launch Apollo 11. Cooper will also discuss how his team contributed to bringing the Apollo 13 crew safely home in 1970. Additionally, Cooper will review the history of the U.S. rocket program. Come find out how math and physics are used to solve real world problems. No registration required.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Early voting hours 7-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 12-9 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 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
Meeting Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Early voting hours 7-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 10-9 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your own artwork to the library for critique and discussion with the Sugar Land Area Artists. Discussion will focus on composition. If you do not have any artwork, please feel free to drop by to pick up tips and advice. No registration required.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Early voting hours 7-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 10-6 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Description
Early voting hours 7-7, Conference Room. Library business hours 10-9 only.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

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

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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
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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
Whistling Past the Graveyard
Author
Susan Crandall
Review
I picked this book up because of it's obviously Southern cover. Being a huge fan of carnivals and county fair's in the South, I couldn't resist the vintage festival feel of this book. After reading the blurb and hearing it compared to The Help, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and The Secret Life of Bees... I couldn't resist. Crandall did a great job of capturing the mind and perspective of the young girl who narrates the novel. The book is subtly heartbreaking and not overbearing. The ending did not crescendo the way I expected it to, but, nevertheless, it was a satisfying and uplifting ending that leaves you feeling good about mankind and hopeful that wrongdoers get their just desserts while the good come out on top. A quick, enjoyable read with just enough substance.   

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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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Title
Gotrek & Felix: Road of Skulls (Warhammer Novels)
Author
Josh Reynolds
Review
This was a wonderful addition to the Gotrek & Felix (Warhammer) series. Some of the authors involved in these tales have disappointed me in the past, but I will definitely pick up another Josh Reynolds novel!  

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Title
The Silent Girl
Author
Tess Gerritson
Review
May be the best of the series so far. Legend of the Monkey King sounds fascinating and worth further reading.  

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