This fall, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will be offering fun online programs designed specifically for high school teenagers in grades 9-12.
In September, the shows will either be streamed live via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is only required for the live streaming programs. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to everyone who registers on FBCL’s online virtual calendar.
To sign up for a live streaming program or to watch the how-to videos, visit the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – click the Courses And Events tab and select Virtual Programs “. âAnd find the virtual program on the dates listed.
âYA Advisory Councilâ – Tuesday, September 14, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 15, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 4:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. or Wednesday, September 22, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This event will be streamed live via Webex at the scheduled time. Teens can earn volunteer hours by sharing ideas, organizing upcoming activities, and suggesting new programs and books that may be of interest to young adults in the library. Registration is required.
Book clubs for young adults
“YA Book Club” – Wednesday, September 8th, 4:00 pm-5:00pm
This event will be streamed live via Webex at the scheduled time. This month, readers will be discussing Replica by Lauren Oliver. This book selection is printed and on OverDrive; Call the George Memorial Library to check availability of additional printed copies. Registration is required.
Sienna Subtext: Graphic Novel & AnimÃ© Club – Thursday, September 9, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This event will be streamed live via Webex at the scheduled time. The book under review is Skyward, Vol 1: My Low-G Life, written by Joe Henderson. This title is available in print; Call the Siena Branch Library to check the availability of additional printed copies. Registration is required.
Heavy Inks Graphic Novels Book Club – Saturday, September 18, 11:00 am -12: 00 pm.
This event will be streamed live via Webex at the scheduled time. The book under review is The Dark Phoenix Saga, written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. This title is available in print; Call the George Memorial Library to check availability of additional printed copies. Registration is required.
“YA Book Club” – Wednesday, September 22nd, 4:00 pm-5:00pm.
This event will be streamed live via Webex at the scheduled time. This month readers will be talking about Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Nwaubani. This title is available in print and on OverDrive; Call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library to check availability of additional printed copies. Registration is required.
Research database series
Exploring Databases: NewsBank Spanish and World Access – Wednesday September 1st.
This video tutorial introduces two online resources offered by FBCL. NewsBank’s Acceda Noticias provides full-text access to Spanish-language newspapers, magazines and news agencies from the US and around the world, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Spain. NewsBank World Access provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources on a wide variety of topics and issues from around the world. Resources also include the Houston Chronicle and collected special reports on current events.
âExploring Databases: Opposing Viewpointsâ – Friday, September 17.
In this video tutorial, you will learn more about the opposing viewpoint database. This resource provides position articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text articles from magazines and newspapers with information on social issues and current events.
âDeepfakes & Shallowfakesâ – Wednesday September 15th.
This video provides a basic introduction to deepfake and shallowfake technology. Library staff discuss the positive and negative effects of the technology, briefly explain how it works, and suggest solutions to their challenges.
Crafts and hobbies for young adults
YA âBeginner’s Guide to Indoor Plantsâ – Tuesday, September 7th.
This virtual activity will be a pre-recorded video; it will NOT be personal. Learn how to choose and care for beginner-friendly plants.
The activities are free and public. Registration is only required for the live streaming Webex sessions; A link to the Webex session is emailed to attendees who register. To register online on the library website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on âClasses & Eventsâ, select âVirtual Programsâ and search for the program on the specified date. For more information, contact the Fort Bend County Libraries Communications Office (281-633-4734).