Community briefs for June 1, 2023.
Fort Bend County Libraries will continue their annual tradition of welcoming newborns to the wonders of books. Every Fort Bend County baby born during the libraries’ Children’s Book Week—June 4-10—may receive a special baby book bag, courtesy of the Friends of Fort Bend County Library.
Each bag contains a book, a bib, a special certificate, a list of suggested reading for children, and information on parenting and on library services. These bags represent the library system’s commitment to providing library services for county residents throughout their lives, beginning at birth.
“We hope to start every child born in hospitals in Fort Bend County on a successful road to life-long learning,” Susan King, the library’s youth services coordinator, said. “We distribute the baby book bags to babies born during that week at area Fort Bend County hospitals, but all Fort Bend County babies who are born during the week of June 4-10 are eligible to receive one, while supplies last.”
Families of Fort Bend babies born at other locations during this period should call the Youth Services department, at 281-633-4762, to receive their book bag, while supplies last.
Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program on “The History of Fort Bend County” from 3-4 p.m. June 6 in the meeting room at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
Created in 1837, Fort Bend County is deeply rooted in Texas history. In this program, Carol Beauchamp, a long-time staff member in Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy and Local History Department, will talk about the early days of the county, from its inception through the mid-1900s. Hear about the fascinating people and events that made Fort Bend County what it is today.
Beauchamp will talk about the impact on the county of events such as the Texas Revolution, the American Civil War, and World War II. She will also share details on the colonization of the county, Imperial Sugar, Terry’s Texas Rangers, and the Jaybird-Woodpecker War.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website fortbend.lib.tx.us.
The Harris County Sheriff’s office and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announce an upcoming multi-agency women’s job fair where job seekers and employers will converge to explore a career in law enforcement. This event aims to bridge the gap between talented individuals seeking employment and public safety agencies searching for talented female professionals.
The job fair is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8 at the Steve Radack Community Center, 18650 Clay Road.
Agencies represented include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Police Department, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Transportation Security Administration, Katy Police Department, Park Place Police Department, West University Police Department, Harris County Precinct 1 and many others,
The Harris County Sheriff's office has taken the 30X30 Pledge, a national initiative to advance women in law enforcement. The goal is to increase the representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030. Currently, women make up only 12% of sworn officers and 3% of police leadership in the U.S. Attendees can expect a wide range of career paths to explore.
The job fair is open to individuals of all experience levels, from entry-level job seekers to seasoned professionals seeking career advancement. Admission to the event is free.
For more information, visit the website HCSOJobs.com.
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