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YA for Women's History Month

In case you missed it, March is Women's History Month, and our teen display is full of Young Adult books recommended just for the occasion.  We have nonfiction about awesome women that have made history, and novels with strong female protagonists.  These are the girls and women that inspire you to do and be more, and have paved the way for you to be able to do so.  Visit the library for one of these inspirational reads, and while you're here, you can grab a free Women's History Month button, while supplies last.  Can't wait?  Check out the titles below, to get started.

Gear Up for Teen Tech Week!

Next week, the library will be celebrating Teen Tech Week, with fun and informative programs for grades 6-12.  While you're here browse our YA display for a selection of books that are the perfect mix of fierce stories and cool technology.

Tuesday  March 7     4:00 - 5:30 PM     Comic Creators* - Learn to create your own comics using a free website.

Thursday March 9    4:30 - 5:30 PM     Teen Tech Afternoon - Learn how to create your own Android apps by downloading a free software, then craft a small object that will project 3D-like holograms from your smartphone.

*Please call or visit the library to sign-up for this program.

Teens Celebrating African American History Month

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us this week for a celebration of African American History Month.  Our monthly teen movie screening, this Friday, February 17, 2017, will feature a movie about a prominent African American figure.  Join us in the meeting room, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  We will have fresh popcorn, cold drinks, and a selection of recommended books and movies for you to check out.  There are also many great selections available on our seasonal library displays, including biographies, historical fiction, and genre fiction by African American authors.

Image shared from http://www.teenwritersbloc.com/2011/02/09/black-history-month/

Anti-Valentine Fun for Teens

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an Anti-Valentine's Day party, in the library meeting room, on Tuesday, February 14, from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.  We will have lots of heart-breaking fun, including a piñata, balloons, and a game called Musical Hearts.  Then, enjoy a teen movie about an unconventional romance, between a teenage girl and a zombie.  Snacks and drinks will be provided, and no registration is necessary.  

Get Ready for Super Bowl Weekend!

Are you ready for a weekend full of food, fun, and football?  If you're looking for last minute recipes or entertainment, we've got you covered.  We'll be refilling our Super Bowl displays all weekend, until all of our tasty cookbooks and action-packed football stories are checked out.  If you're too busy to stop by the library, take a look at the eBooks, digital magazines, and more that are available right here, on the eBranch, including current issues of popular cooking magazines.

 

Fun Winter Events for Teens

Grades 6-12 are invited to join us at the library, for more winter fun.

Friday, January 13 4:00 - 5:30 PM  
Movie Screening
Join us for a special screening of "Elf", popcorn, and drinks.

Friday, January 27  4:30 - 5:30 PM
Snow Slime
Make your own snow slime!  It's tons of fun, and it lasts all year.  Supplies are limited, so please contact the library to sign up.

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New Speedy Holds Pick-up

No more waiting in line to pick-up your holds!  You can now grab your holds, and check them out at the self check-out.  Just visit the new holds area, and you will find your items wrapped in envelopes, and shelved under your last name, for quick and easy pick-up.  Interlibrary loans and oversized items will still be kept behind the desk, where we will be available for assistance with any questions that you might have.

Cozy Winter Reading

Do you have your holiday reading picked out yet?  Our seasonal displays are currently stocked full of recommended winter reading for kids, teens, and adults.  You'll find an variety of genres, featuring stories about all of the upcoming holidays.  You can also try searching our online catalog for your favorite genre and winter themes.  Don't forget that the library will be closing Thursday, December 22, at 5:00 PM, for the Christmas holidays, and will not reopen until Tuesday, December 27.  Now is the perfect time to place your hold requests, and start stocking up!

December Fun for Teens

Grades 6-12 are invited to join us in the library meeting room for fun seasonal activities, this December.

Friday 12/2 3:30 - 5:30 PM Holiday Crafts
Make snow globes, origami ornaments, snowman decorations, and holiday snacks.  Call to sign up.

Friday 12/16 3:30 - 4:30 PM TAG Holiday Party
Teen Advisory Group meeting will feature a white elephant gift exchange and holiday snacks.  Apply to join at the library.

Monday 12/19 3:00 - 5:00 PM Holiday Movie Screening
Enjoy popcorn, drinks, candy, and a seasonal movie.

These programs are generously supported by the Friends of the Fairbanks Library.  Please call or visit the library for more information.

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Recipes for Holiday Success

Are you ready for the holidays?  We have books and magazines full of great recipes, crafts, and decor ideas to help make your holiday celebrations special.  Stop by the library and browse our seasonal displays for quick picks, or follow these links to browse the catalog for additional resources.

Thanksgiving Cookbooks

Thanksgiving Crafts

Christmas Cookbooks  

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