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Cross Creek Ranch February 2018

Fulshear/Simonton Branch

Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (Fort Bend County Library) 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, Texas 77441, 281-633-4675 Hours: Mon. 12 Noon - 8 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 6 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 8 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 1 PM, Sun. Closed. Website: www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, Public Information Office - 281-633-4734. To register for any events online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-4675 or by visiting the library. SPECIAL EVENTS • INCOME-TAX-PREPARATION ASSISTANCE - Fridays, 1-4 PM, Meeting Room. Representatives from the AARP will provide free income-taxpreparation assistance for low-income taxpayers. Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: photo ID; Social Security card(s) for self, spouse and all dependents; last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s and any other compensation received in 2017; unemployment compensation statements; and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Income-tax forms are no longer available at the libraries, but patrons may use the libraries’ computers and printers to download and print out the forms from the IRS website, www.irs.gov, during regular library hours. A library card is needed to use the printers and the cost to print is 10¢ per black-and-white page. • YA: DRAWING WITH DOODLES, DANGLES & TANGLES - Monday, February 5 th , 5 PM, Meeting Room. In this Young Adult program, teens in grades 9 through 12 will exercise their imaginations by creating masterpieces of art by simply drawing doodles, dangles and tangles! Materials for this program are made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. • GETTING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN GROWING - Monday, February 12 th , 6-7:45 PM, Meeting Room. Fort Bend County Master Gardener and Vegetable Specialist Ralph Fuller will provide an overview of spring vegetable gardening. Learn how to plan the layout and location of your garden for optimal sun, shade and drainage. Get tips on containergardening, row-gardening and on preparing your garden with soil amendments and compost. Fuller will also talk about varieties of plants that grow well in the area and their growing seasons. Learn about Integrated Pest Management practices and how to set up a maintenance schedule for watering, fertilizing, weeding and pest- and disease-control measures. • INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE DOCS - Monday, February 19 th , 6 PM or Thursday, February 22 nd , 10 AM, Meeting Room. Google Docs is a wordprocessing computer application that is part of a free, web-based software 14 office suite offered by Google. The app is compatible with Microsoft Office and it allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time. Those attending the class will set up a Google account and learn how to create, edit and collaborate on documents online using the Google Docs application. If a Google account has already been created, bring the related information to the class. Those attending the class are encouraged to bring their own laptop, but if one is not available, the library has a limited number of laptop computers that can be used. Reservations are requested. • FULSHEAR BOOK CLUB - Monday, February 19 th , 12 Noon, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is They May Not Mean To, But They Do, a novel written by Cathleen Schine. • FULSHEAR NIGHT READERS GUILD - Monday, February 26 th , 6:30 PM, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II, written by Robert Kurson. Weekly CHILDREN’S PROGRAM • Toddler Time - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time - Wednesdays at 10:15 AM, 3 to 6 years of age, presents stories, movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. • After-School Breaks - 2 nd Thursday at 4:30 PM. Crafts, movies, stories for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5. The program on February 8 th will be “Winter Watercolor Wonder.” Participants will paint a “birch tree” scene. Materials for this activity are provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. • B.U.S: BUILD UPON STORIES - Saturday, February 3 rd , 10 AM. In this Family Reading Club event, families with children of all ages will listen to stories and then have an opportunity to visit several project-based learning stations that will incorporate STEM activities with the stories that were told. Materials for this activity are provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. For more information on any of the above-mentioned events, call the library or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734. February 2018 | Cross Creek Ranch

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