George Memorial Library encourages aspiring writers with Story Spinners Club

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5:30-8 p.m., in Room 2C, at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond. The topic for September is “Action.”

From beginning blogger to published novelist, writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome to write, share, learn, support, network, and critique each other’s work. Writing prompts, brainteasers, and brief exercises will be available to ignite the imaginations of any and all wordsmiths who wish to hone their craft.

This program is recommended for adults and teens aged 14 and up.

Free and open to the public, the Story Spinners Writing Club meets on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

George Memorial Bibrary book clubs announce September selections

Whether you enjoy reading bestsellers and classic literature or graphic novels and comic books, Fort Bend County Libraries invites you to share that love of reading with other book lovers at one of George Memorial Library’s book clubs.

These book clubs meet monthly at the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond, and new members are always welcome.

Take a Book Break on the third Thursday of every month, at noon, in Room 2A, to discuss a variety of popular fiction.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, readers will discuss State of Wonder, written by Ann Patchett. Those attending may bring a lunch.

Members of the Heavy Inks Graphic Novel Book Club meet monthly to discuss illustrated novels and comic books. The book group will meet on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., in Room 2B, to talk about the graphic novel Yona of the Dawn, Volumes 1 and 2, by Mizuho Kusanagi

The book clubs are free and open to the public.

For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Library to host free Flamenco guitar performance

Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special live performance of Flamenco jazz music on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2-3 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Library patrons will be treated to Flamenco guitar music performed by John Acevedo. Inspired by artists such as the Gypsy Kings, José Feliciano, and Ottmar Liebert, Acevedo has taken the traditional sounds of Flamenco music and developed a soulful, contemporary kind of music that may be considered Flamenco Jazz or Nouveau Flamenco. He has been composing and playing the guitar for more than 25 years.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Library’s senior series focuses on successful aging in September

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present “Successful Aging” – a program in the Senior Series for older adults and their family members — on Friday, September 20, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, in Meeting Room 1 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.

Liz McNeel, a senior real-estate specialist and certified senior-housing professional, will lead a panel of experts who will provide tips on ways to stay physically and mentally active as one ages. Hear personal “aging stories” from panelists who will share their secrets for aging well.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100.

International Coffee Hour

Start your week off by sharing a cup of coffee, exchanging news or a corny joke, and chatting with friends at George Memorial Library’s “International Coffee Hour” — a social hour celebrating the multitude of diverse cultures found in Fort Bend County.

The library’s International Coffee Hour will take place on Monday, Sept. 23, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

People of all nationalities are invited to come to this informal gathering to get to know one another, share cultural experiences, and learn something new and fascinating about each other in a casual and comfortable environment.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx), or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Fall book sale

In conjunction with Needville’s city-wide garage sale, the Friends of the Albert George Branch Library will host a Fall Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 9230 Gene Street in Needville.

People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find a lot in common at the book sale, where they will discover adult and children’s books, puzzles, movies, and music, all at prices that are hard to beat. Prices range from 25¢ for paperback books up to $1.00 for hardback books.

The Friends of the Albert George Branch Library organization is instrumental in funding library programs such as the children’s Summer Reading Club. Proceeds from the book sale and annual membership dues also help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the Albert George Branch Library.

For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Albert George Branch Library (979-793-4270) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

Learn about coin collecting

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program for anyone interested in starting the hobby of coin collecting. The program, “Coin Collecting 101,” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Room 2A at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond.

Numismatist T.L. Smith will provide a basic overview of the different types of coins minted in the United States, and how to go about starting a coin collection. He will also discuss the different types of marks to look for on coins, how to grade coins, and how to protect and preserve the coins.

Smith will also talk more specifically about Franklin Half Dollars. Learn what to look for in Mint Sets and in Proof Sets, and gain a better understanding of the grading that should be considered with both types.

He will also discuss belt lines.

Smith has been a collector and dealer of coins for more than 30 years.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call George Memorial Library at (281-342-4455.

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