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National Library Week 2014

Libraries change lives, and this week we encourage you to share your library stories with others.  You can tweet  your experiences to #LivesChange and #NLW14 or share a more detailed story at AtYourLibrary.org/LibraryStories.  Show others the value of the programs and access to information that libraries provide for their communities.  Help change someone else’s life by sharing your story.

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Explore Your Career Options

Whether you’re still in school, trying to enter the workforce, or just ready for a change, we have resources to help you choose and prepare for your career path.  Visit the Fairbanks Library to browse our Career Books section, which currently holds 179 books to help you on your way.  You’ll find many interesting titles including the following.

12 Steps to a New Career: What to Do When You Want to Make a Change Now!

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April is National Poetry Month

Welcome the Spring season by enjoying some beautiful poetry.  Visit the Fairbanks Library to select a book from our poetry display or browse our shelves to see what you discover.  You’ll find American poets shelved in the 811s, English poets in the 821s, French poets in the 841s, Italian poets in the 851s, Spanish poets in the 861s, and East Indo-European poets in the 891s.  Find poetry on a particular topic by visiting the online catalog and then selecting browse search and searching for the subject “poetry”.  You can then choose from a list of topics including

National Women's History Month

Celebrate Women’s History by discovering more about some of the many women who have helped shape our world.  To get you started, here are some links to resources, both in the library and beyond.

Access the Biography in Context database and choose “Browse People” and then the category “Notable Women” to view a list 138 women with remarkable achievements.  In addition to the biographies, each entry includes a collection of multimedia content, reference materials, and news articles.

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E-Resources for Teens

The library has resources that go wherever you do and can be accessed from your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, including the computers available for use in the library.

Access OverDrive to download popular books, music, and videos that are perfect for traveling, since you can have 20 items at a time and don’t even have to be in town to check them out. 

Visit the library’s Teens Know webpage to quickly access book recommendations, helpful homework resources, and more.

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Read an eBook Week

Have you ever read an eBook?  eBooks are great for traveling or anytime that you can’t make it into the library, and they enable you to bring virtual stacks of books with you wherever you go.  Read an eBook Week starts this Sunday, and it’s the perfect time to try downloading and reading, or listening, to an eBook. 

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Learn English as a Second Language at Fairbanks

If you or someone that you know needs to learn English, the Fairbanks library can help.  ESL classes are taught every Monday, at 1:00 PM for beginners, and at 6:00 PM for intermediate students.  If you are unable to attend classes, you can learn English on the internet with courses taught in your native language from “Mango Languages”.  You can also checkout workbooks, videos, and audio, including the “Crossroads

Fairbanks Recommends: Read It Before You See It

Many books that have been popular among Fairbanks staff and patrons have now been adapted into films that are being released this year.  Listed below are 18 books that have inspired new films, along with their scheduled release dates.  Follow the links to the catalog for summaries, reviews, and to place requests, or visit OverDrive to download the eBook.

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Getting Ready for Income Tax Time

It’s that time of year again, the time for gathering together everything needed to prepare your income taxes--forms, instructions, and even advice or assistance.  Income tax forms and instructions should be arriving at the library sometime within the next month; however there are many other helpful resources, some of which are already available.  Printable forms, electronic filing information, and more can be found at IRS.GOV.  Free tax preparation will be provided at Fairbanks by the AARP on Saturdays 10 am-2 pm, and Mondays and Thursdays 1 pm-5 pm from February 1 through April 14.  More information, including additional locations and a list of what documents to bring with you, is provided at 

Shop at Kroger & Earn Money for Your Library

If you shop at Kroger, you already know that using the Kroger Plus Card saves you money on groceries, but you may not know that it can also earn money to help your community.  Kroger Community Rewards donates money to an organization of your choice, and when you choose Friends of the Fairbanks Public Library, the library will receive money for new books, programs, and more.  Visit https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards or login to your Kroger Plus account to enroll, and earn money for your library every time you shop.

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