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University Branch Library plans Minute-To-Win-It challenge for adults

The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will have a Minute-to-Win-It Challenge for Adults on Tuesday, July 22, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The event is similar to the popular television […]

Parks and Recreation Eat and Greet set for Saturday, July 26

It’s July and that means one thing…..Parks and Recreation Month is almost here. The City of Sugar Land’s Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to meet the staff during its first Eat and Greet.  The event will take place at the Parks and Recreation campus on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants […]

The 5th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee is buzzing with opportunities


Have you heard the newzzzz?! The bees are buzzing around Fort Bend County as the Literacy Council’s 5th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee is quickly approaching! The Grown-Up Spelling Bee, presented by CenterPoint Energy, is a corporate-style dinner that will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the University of […]

Sugar Land Girl Scout betters YMCA soccer fields to earn Gold Award

Sasha Asthana

Girl Scout Sasha Asthana planned, constructed and installed benches at her local YMCA’s soccer fields to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award. “As a child, I always played soccer so I thought it would be appropriate to place my benches at the YMCA soccer fields,” said Sasha, a 2014 graduate of Clements High […]

Get tips for student success in school at Missouri City Branch Library

The start of a new school year is just around the corner – is your child ready? Help your student get started on the right track in school with useful information from a special program at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library. The “Parent’s Back-to-School Survival Guide” will take place on Saturday, August […]

Learn how to make cut-paper flowers

When decorating with real flowers is not an option, make your own with craft paper or recycled materials commonly found at home! George Memorial Library will present “Cut Flowers: The Art of Paper-Flower Making” on Monday, August 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in […]

The Jaybird Woodpecker Battle

The Jaybird-Woodpecker Feud: The roots of the violence of August 16, 1889 stretch back to the end of the Civil War. When the war ended and the 13th amendment was ratified, throughout the South millions of slaves were suddenly freed persons. When the 15th amendment to the Constitution was ratified giving black men the right […]

Missouri City Book Clubs announce July selections

Whether you discovered a love of reading at age 16 or 60, and whether you enjoy a good love story or a gritty crime novel, Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of Missouri City Branch Library’s book clubs. Three book clubs meet monthly […]

Fort Bend Archeological Society meeting to hear Jan DeVault

Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm in the assembly hall of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond. The topic for the evening’s presentation will be: Sex and Skulls: Solving Mysteries at the San Jacinto Battleground.  Jan DeVault says, “The San Jacinto Battleground is beginning to yield its mysteries as modern […]

Learn how to research your family history

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or medical history? Begin your family-history research at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library,1001 Golfview in Richmond. Library staff will present two programs in August to help the beginning family-history researcher start […]

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