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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 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
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Today's movie combines action, adventure and science-fiction. Michael J. Fox plays a 1980s teenager who is transported back in time to 1955, where he accidentally changes the course of history through a series of comic misadventures. This movie is rated PG. For more information and movie listing call 281-238-2140.






Location
Meeting Room
Library
Sugar Land Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ms. Judy Strauss will be talking about the State Park and its events and facilities. She will be bringing an American Alligator and a Milk Snake to view. She will also bring a Crocodile skull and an American Alligator skull to compare their structure.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Presented by Carl Rosa, founder of the Sushi Club of Houston and Ramen in Common. Carl frequently leads tour groups to Japan to journey into its rich culture and history.

Come and learn more about Japanese culture and enjoy a mouth-watering demonstration of sushi making. Never made Japanese food before? No problem, this program will get you 'rolling' like a pro. Bring a friend! Free to the public. No registration needed. Meets in the 1st floor meeting room. For more information, call 281-633-4639.
Location
Meeting Room 1
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy local talent at your public library. The Second Street Brass Quartet will perform a variety of songs from different genres, including classical, swing & blues.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 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, July 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen, this award-winning animated adventure film takes place in the kingdom of Arendelle, which has been cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen, Elsa. The queen’s sprightly sister, Anna, teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to break the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. This film is rated PG.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen, this award-winning animated adventure film takes place in the kingdom of Arendelle, which has been cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen, Elsa. The queen’s sprightly sister, Anna, teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to break the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. This film is rated PG.
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 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, July 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come join us for an evening movie treat. This week’s feature follows lead character, Emmet, a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most "extraordinary person" and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. The movie is rated PG. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

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
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

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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
An English Bride in Scotland
Author
Lynsay Sands
Review
Lynsay Sands brings another funny, romantic tale set in Scotland. Annabel, an oblate, was supposed to take her vows as a nun, when her mother whisks her away from the abbey she has lived for the last fourteen years to save the family from ruin. Her elder sister Kate, betrothed to Ross McKay, has run away with the stablemasters son, and the family will have to forfeit her dowry! They decide to foist Annabel off on Ross, a Scottish laird instead. What follows is a humorous (and embarrassing) incident involving a dog with the Hershey Squirts after eating the cheese Annabel gives him, attempted kidnapping, and a sweet romance.   

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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
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
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
The Princess Bride
Author
William Goldman
Review
This is one of the few stories that is equally good as a book and as a movie (probably because the author of the book wrote the screenplay for the movie adaptation). If you loved this movie you should definitely give this book a try. It's so funny!  

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