Eldridge Park Pond Stocked with Rainbow Trout
Calling all anglers! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocked the pond at Eldridge Park with 750 rainbow trout on Jan. 25, adding to the bass, catfish and perch that have been stocked in the past. Click here for more details.
Kempner Street Construction, Wood Street Closure Expected Soon
A construction project to realign Kempner Street between Main Street and Wood Street is expected to begin the week of Jan. 30. Please click here for more details.
Cultural Kite Festival
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m at the Brazos River Park & Festival Site.
Please click here for more details.
Cultural Arts Initiatives
Adopted in 2014, the Cultural Arts Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide launches a process to ensure sustainability and vitality of the city’s cultural offerings. Please click here for more details.
COUNTY LIBRARIES LAUNCH NEW ONLINE DIGITAL COLLECTION OF E-Books, E-AUDIOBOOKS
Fort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of 3M Cloud Library, a new, online collection of digital e-books and e-audiobooks that can be checked out and enjoyed from a variety of mobile devices on the go or from the comfort of home. The 3M Cloud Library collection, which includes e-books and e-audiobooks for people of all ages, is accessed through a free, easy-to-use app that can be downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play stores. The app links up with Fort Bend County Libraries patrons' accounts so the items are checked out just like any other library book.
The 3M Cloud Library is compatible with many devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and phones, Kindle Fires, PCs and Macs (from which they can be transferred to a Nook or Kobo eReader) The set-up is simple - download the free app and log in the first time with a Fort Bend County Libraries card. Once patrons enter the library card ID (or barcode) number, they are ready to start browsing the collection's virtual shelves of fiction and nonfiction e-books and e-audiobooks anytime, anywhere.
Up to five titles can be checked out at a time, for a period of 14 days, after which the items automatically expire from the account, so there are never any late fees. The items can also be returned early so that new titles can be checked out. To browse the 3M Cloud Library collection of e-books and eaudiobooks, go to the FBCL website click on "Ebooks and Digital Media," and scroll down to 3M Cloud Library.
For more information, visit any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system, or call the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
SUGAR LAND BRANCH LIBRARY PLANS "TABLETOP TUESDAY" GAME DAY FOR ADULTS
The Adult Services Department at Fort Bend County Libraries' Sugar Land Branch Library will have a "Tabletop Tuesday" game day for adults on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:15 to 8:15 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge.
Adults who enjoy the challenge, excitement and competition of playing table-top games or card games are invited to test their skills against one another at this special event for adults and teens over the age of 16. Games such as Munchkin(r), Ticket to Ride(r), Timeline, and Gravwell will be on hand, but those attending the event are welcome to bring their own favorite games as well.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
SUGAR LAND BRANCH LIBRARY HOLDS "ADULT COLORING-BOOK HOUR" IN OCTOBER
Explore a new form of creative expression when Fort Bend County Libraries' Sugar Land Branch Library presents an "Adult Coloring-Book Hour" on Monday, October 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge.
During this fun activity, learn more about adult coloring -- the latest trend in relaxation and stress-reduction techniques. Coloring has been shown to lower heart rates and is thought to lower blood pressure as well. The creative process of coloring can also be a way to exercise the brain. Unwind and relax while re-discovering this favorite childhood activity and demonstrating strokes of creative genius. All coloring materials will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140, or the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
LEARN EMBROIDERY BASICS AT LIBRARY PROGRAM
Learn the basics of cross-stitch embroidery at Fort Bend County Libraries' Sugar Land Branch Library on Wednesday, October 5, from 10:15 to 11:45 am, in the Conference Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. In the adult craft class "Introduction to Counted Cross-Stitch Embroidery,"
library staff member Manerva Zaibaq will provide instruction on the art of cross-stitch and embroidery. She will demonstrate different stitches and discuss the different materials that can be used. Samples of the library's instructional books, crafting magazines, and websites on the various sewing arts will be available. Embroidery is one of the arts of embellishing fabric or linens with a needle and thread. Designs and stitches can be simple or very intricate, and they can be used to decorate bed linens, kitchen towels, caps, and other articles of clothing. Embroidery can also be used to create handcrafted works of art.
The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140, or the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
FORT BEND COUNTY LIBRARIES HELPS STUDENTS EXCEL WITH ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP
Fort Bend County Libraries' Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) program enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades K through 12, free of charge.This tutoring program is an Internet-based service that provides library patrons with live, on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 3:00 to 11:00 pm. Certified tutors are experienced in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts. If live, real-time assistance is not needed, students may also submit questions any time of the day or night, and emailed responses will arrive within 24 hours.
Math tutors assist with basic skills, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, while science tutors are versed in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth-science subjects. Social studies tutors cover American history, world history, and political science. English/language arts instructors provide help with writing, reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary skills, as well as help in English literature. Tutors are also able to assist with Advanced Placement (AP) subjects and introductory college courses. The program includes a 24-hour writing lab, which allows students to submit papers online to trained writing instructors at any time; students receive feedback within 24 hours. Writing experts evaluate the submitted paper and provide constructive comments with the aim of helping students become better writers.
In addition to homework help, the homework tutoring program offers a Skills Building section in which students may receive additional exercises to help them master the concepts being taught in their homework lessons. Skills-building lessons involve one-to-one sessions with live instructors. These tutors utilize a library of field-tested, state-aligned lessons, including age-appropriate content, reading passages, simulated test questions, and worksheets to help students master key academic areas. Students may access this resource from any computer - whether at home, school, or at the library - by going to the library's website, www.fortbend.lib.tx.us. Click on the "Homework Tutoring" link on the main webpage or the "Live Homework Tutoring" link in the Youth Pages section, type in the barcode number from the FBCL library card, and then enter the Homework Help area or the Skills Building area. There is no time limit to the sessions.
The first time patrons utilize the service from home, they may receive a prompt requesting that they install ActiveX software from the Brainfuse website. Patrons may choose to complete an optional registration form. Completing this registration allows the user to submit papers for feedback, to receive emailed responses, or to review old sessions. While an email address is needed if the user wishes to submit questions or receive feedback, it is not necessary to have an email address to take advantage of the live homework help during the scheduled hours that the service is available. All tutors are required to have a four-year college degree and to undergo extensive background and reference checks. They are also subject to a rigorous selection-and-training process, multiple screening interviews, and skills-testing. Ongoing monitoring of online sessions ensures security and instructional quality.
For more information, call the Fort Bend County library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
Due to Fort Bend ISD’s school schedule changes for the 2016-2017 year, the City of Sugar Land will implement new school zone times. The City approved the school zone times and will update the school zone signs (to take effect on Aug. 22). The City asks residents to be aware of the new times when travelling through the school zones. Click here for more information or visit www.fortbendisd.com for the new 2016-2017 school schedules.
Commission to Consider Telfair Zoning Application
The Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission will review a zoning application on
July 28 for property at the southeast corner of University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 59.
Please click here for the details.
Online Town Hall
Please give us your thoughts on proposed ordinances on the use of handheld devices while driving!