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The Points February 2018

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Securities offered by Personal Financial Representatives through Allstate Financial Services, LLC (LSA Securities in LA and PA). Registered Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA, SIPC. Main Office: 2920 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. (877) 525-5727. © 2010 Allstate Insurance Co. 200227 and parents or guardians. Learn about educational opportunities available at the colleges, as well as admission requirements, financial aid, student housing and more. For a list of colleges that will be here, check with the library. • GREYHOUND PETS OF AMERICA - Saturday, February 24 th , 10-11 AM, Meeting Room. Jessica Ford from Greyhound Pets of America/Houston will discuss the history of greyhounds. She will also talk about their care, their suitability as pets and the adoption process. Learn more about this breed of dog, their needs, energy levels and personalities. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES: All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS Word Survival Basics: Tuesday, February 6 th , 10 AM MS Word: Intermediate: Tuesday, February 13 th , 10 AM MS Excel Survival Basics: Thursday, February 15 th , 10 AM MS Excel: Charts: Thursday, February 22 nd , 10 AM Introduction to Facebook: Monday, February 26 th , 12 Noon MS PowerPoint Survival Basics: Wednesday, February 28 th , 10 AM Open Computers Lab Q&A: Friday, February 16 th , 12 Noon, Learning Lab. (reservations not required) EVENTS • LITERARY LUNCH LEAGUE BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, February 7 th , 12 Noon, Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is News of the World, written by Paulette Jiles. Those attending are invited to bring a lunch, if desired. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS - Thursday, February 15 th , beginning at 7 PM, in Conference Room. The book to be discussed is At the Water’s Edge, written by Sara Gruen. • BRIDGE NIGHT @ CINCO RANCH - Tuesdays, February 6 th and 20 th , 6-8 PM, Multi-purpose Room. Bridge players of all ages and skill levels - from beginners to advanced - are invited to practice their strategies and share tips while playing against others in a relaxed, stress-free environment. On the 1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays of every month, the library will provide a fun, relaxed setting where Bridge players can gather to sharpen their skills and share their love of this popular card game with others. • ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLES - Fridays, February 9 th and 23 rd , 1-2 PM; Multipurpose Room. Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS teens grades 9-12 • YA: VALENTINE CARDS - Wednesday, February 7 th , 4-5 PM, Conference Classroom. Teens in grades 9-12 will create custom Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family. • FREE SAT PRACTICE-TEST SESSION - Saturday, February 10 th , 10:30 AM-3:30 PM, Meeting Room. A representative from Princeton Review will administer a practice test to college-bound students in grades 9 through 12. This practice test will prepare students for the actual SAT test. The scores on this practice test will only be shared with the student; they will not be sent to any educational institutions. Bring two #2 pencils and a non-graphing calculator if available. Registration is required. • YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, February 14 th , 4-5 PM, Conference Classroom. Teen readers will have the opportunity to meet with others who share the same love for great books and have a lively discussion on the reasons a book or its characters were liked or disliked. Those attending are invited to talk about Every Day, written by David Levithan. • YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COUNCIL - Wednesday, February 28 th , 4-5 PM, Conference Classroom. At this monthly meeting, teens in grades 9-12 are invited to express ideas organize upcoming activities and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens! CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS (The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities.) 28 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Stories & Play: Tuesdays at 2 PM, for children from 1 to 3 years of age. Children will be treated to a story and then have open play time. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:30 AM. Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • Family Story Time: 1 st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome. • Kinder Korner: 2 nd and 4 th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. A time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities. • After-School Breaks: 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Crafts, movies and stories for school-aged children in grades 1 through 3. • Creative Connections: 4 th Saturdays at 2:30 PM. Activities for children in grades 4 through 8. • Minecraft Monday: February 26 th , 4:30 PM. Minecraft challenge for students in grades 4 through 8. Reservations required. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734. L-R, front row: Alyssa Reyher, Hailey Pausky, Karin Iligan and Paige Henrick. Back row: Bella Adams, Lauren Rothe, Dana Sheehan, Laci Gratkowski, Mayowa Olibale, Bridget Thompson and Coach Jerrick Cabrales. FO1 VOLLEYBALL Coming off the heels of their victory at the AAU National Championships in Orlando last season, FO1 Volleyball’s 15 Black Team came away with another victory at the FAST Warm Up Tournament here in Houston. This was the first tournament of the year and our local girls came away with seven straight victories to finish in first place. Community Newsletter | February 2018 29