February Programs at Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, presents a variety of free children’s programs, adult computer classes, book clubs and special programs for people of all ages each month. 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 system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734. Some February events are:

  • Matter of Balance: A Fall-Risk Prevention Series – Fridays, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd at 1 to 3 pm. Courtney Bryant, Family and Community Health County Extension Agent, will demonstrate strength-building exercises to help older adults increase their balance and reduce the risk of falling.
  • Chess Day at the Library – Saturdays, February 2nd and 16th at 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. People of all ages and skill levels who are interested in playing chess are invited to practice their strategies while playing against others in a relaxed, stress-free environment. Learn a new chess move (or two) during this come-and-go activity. Experienced players will be on hand to provide tips and assistance. A limited number of chess sets will be provided, but players are welcome to bring their own sets as well.
  • Income Tax Preparation Assistance – Mondays, February 4th to April 15th at 1 to 5 pm. Representatives from the AARP will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Language of Flowers – Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Library staff member Alison Allen will talk about the meanings of different flowers and the history of how people have communicated with each other with flowers. Those attending the program will have an opportunity to create their own secret message by arranging flowers in a tussie mussie posy. Materials for the program are provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Registration required.
  • What Do I Read Next? Welcome to NoveList – Monday, February 11th, 12:15 to 1:30 pm. Learn how to use NoveList Plus, an electronic resource that helps booklovers find that next great read. Reservations required.
  • Job Search Survival Workshop – Monday and Tuesday, February 11th and 12th at 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This workshop is designed to help all job-hunters, from those applicants applying for a position at a fast-food restaurant to executives looking for a position in a large company. The tips that are presented can help any applicant plan a more efficient job hunt and make a more favorable impression. Learn how to write a better resumé, research prospective employers, interview for a job, improve non-verbal skills, make a great first impression, network, and much more. Late arrivals welcome. Different topics are discussed each night. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library.
  • Craft Club at Cinco Ranch – Tuesdays, February 12th and 26th at 10 am to noon. People of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crafting are invited to attend this new monthly drop-in event to get other crafters’ perspectives, critiques and suggestions. Those attending should bring their projects and their own crafting supplies.
  • Balanced Living: Healthy Lifestyle Choices – Thursdays, February 14th, 21st and 28th at 6 to 7 pm. Courtney Bryant, Family and Community Health County Extension Agent, will present a series of daily-living classes for adults. Get tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle by addressing time management, stress, physical activity and mindfulness.
  • Seven Tips to Rock Your Business Plan – Saturday, Feb- ruary 16th at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Tiffany Taylor-Hicks will provide insight into how to create a customized business plan that will achieve successful results through increased client sales. Learn how to develop strategies by knowing the competition and understanding one’s customers and their needs.
  • Probate for Property Owners – Get the Facts – Thursday, February 28th, 1 to 2 pm. In this “Senior Living” program for seniors over the age of 55 and their adult children, Linda Jordan, founder of Senior Resources Collaborative, will talk about probate and the best ways for property owners to navigate the process.