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Upcoming Events
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Date
Monday, August 25, 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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Date
Tuesday, August 26, 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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Date
Tuesday, August 26, 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: “Super Smash Bros. Brawl.”
Location
Small Meeting Room
Library
University Branch

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Date
Tuesday, September 02, 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
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
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
Moloka'i
Author
Brennert, Alan
Review
Our book club title for August. This is a wonderful novel about the people who were sent to live as "lepers" on Molokai. The novel covers the life span of one patient. In this fictional version of historical accounts, Brennert brings his characters to life with warm, and even humor. Excellent read.  

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Title
The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery
Author
Witold Pilecki
Review
Although disjointed in parts, this is a very interesting account by a former prisoner and confirms that man's inhumanity to man is nothing new.  

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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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