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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn how to create a Resumes, Reference list, Cover and Thank-you Letters.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 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, October 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn strategies in improving SAT test scores with this practice test provided by Kaplan Testing Services. For students in 9-12th grades. Students should bring two number 2 pencils, soft eraser, and non-graphing calculator. Prior registration required. Limited seating available. Register online, in person or call 281 633-4639 during business hours. Meets in the Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor.
Location
Meeting Room 2
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Are you interested in fish, fishing opportunities, or aquatic systems in the Fort Bend County area? Join us as Alice Best, a fisheries biologist with the Inland Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife, discusses fishing in Fort Bend County. This is a great chance for both children and adults to be introduced to fishing, discover new fishing techniques and opportunities, and learn about our native fish. No registration required.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come join us to learn easy step-by-step solutions to everyday financial problems such as:
-Freedom from debt
-Paying for college
-Retirement
and more…..
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 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, October 06, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Take advantage of experienced coaching from longtime business people who will give you tips to help you successfully search for a new job and impress your interviewers. Come for one or come for all. Different topics will be covered at each session and will include resumes, employer research, interviews, networking, non-verbal skills, action plans, communication styles, and saving your home during unemployment. No registration required. Late arrivals okay. Coffee and cookies will be served.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Houston Audubon’s Mary Anne Weber as she introduces us to both the common and lesser known birds in our region. Program will cover natural history, marvels of migration and the history of bird conservation. Live birds and many biofacts will be on hand.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 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 07, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Take advantage of experienced coaching from longtime business people who will give you tips to help you successfully search for a new job and impress your interviewers. Come for one or come for all. Different topics will be covered at each session and will include resumes, employer research, interviews, networking, non-verbal skills, action plans, communication styles, and saving your home during unemployment. No registration required. Late arrivals okay. Coffee and cookies will be served.
Location
Large Meeting Room
Library
Sienna Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Evaluate Your Skills & Develop a Job Search Plan
Part of the Texas Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
*Bring Your Dinner!*

To help get us all into the World War I theme of this year's *Gulf Coast Reads* book selection, we will be having a free showing of "War Horse" rated PG-13. The 2014 Gulf Coast Reads selection is, "Remember Ben Clayton" by Stephen Harrigan. Join us! Light refreshments will be served.

*War Horse PG-13*
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.
Meets in the meeting room, first floor. Don't forget to bring your dinner!



Location
Meeting Room 1
Library
Cinco Ranch Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 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
Friday, October 10, 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 11, 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, October 11, 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 9/27/2014. 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 9/27/2014).

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
Monday, October 13, 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, October 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Carl Rosa, founder of the Sushi Club of Houston, will share some fun facts about Japanese culture and lead the audience in making sushi rolls. Attendees of all ages are welcome! This demonstration is free to the public. No registration required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
George Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 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 14, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Mary Hulse will be discussing literacy resources for ESL and GED, available through Fort Bend County Libraries. She will address online options and in-person classes. A tutor/representative from the Literacy Council of Fort Bend will also be present to discuss resources available through their program.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Missouri City Branch

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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
Midnight Crossroad
Author
Charlaine Harris
Review
A new series from the author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire mysteries......Midnight is a tiny Texas town in which no one seems to be what he or she appears to be. No one asks questions in Midnight. Every one came to Midnight to avoid questions.

A quirky cast of characters, disappearing bodies, a talking cat, a diner with a menu that will make your mouth water....come visit Midnight. You will want to come back for the series.  

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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
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
7 steps to raising a bilingual child
Author
Naomi Steiner and Susan L. Hayes
Review
Reading this book gave me some insight into the matter of raising a child bilingually. My son is multilingual already. He can understand three languages and can speak two. I am continuing with my efforts in making him learn even to read and write in languages other than English. Selection of this book to read over this summer is also a part of my efforts in this direction. I enjoyed reading some of the parts of this book as I could relate to many situations discussed. Common myths and facts about bilingualism and bilingual action plan are two main topics that interests me. The book is focused on raising bilingual children in the US, and I found that some very ‘common-sense’ type of topics are discussed in great detail.
  

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Title
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author
Patrick Ness
Review
The Chaos Walking series is one of my favorite trilogies of all time. This, the first book, was one that I could not put down. If you like sci-fi, dystopia, and/or adventure, you should check out this book. The rights to the movie have been bought, so hopefully this story will make it to the big screen in the next few years (fingers crossed!).  

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