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Holiday Help 24/7

During the holiday season, the library may be closed, but you can still access seasonal recipes, crafts, and decorating ideas, online, with your library card.  Now is the perfect time to try an eBook, digital magazine, or our Hobbies & Crafts database. Start browsing our eBook collection, and just add your subject to the search, or use the available search limiters.  Read new issues of Food Network Magazine, Southern Living, Good Housekeeping, and more, right now, with Flipster.

Celebrating Citizenship Month

Visit the library during November to create your own origami butterfly, and watch our Painted Lady caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies, in the butterfly pavilion.  New residents seeking citizenship can access study materials in the library and online in the Learning Express Library, and can also attend one of the citizenship classes now offered at some of our library branches.  Call or s

Trick or Treat!

Visit the library for tricks and treats, on Saturday, October 31.  Our staff of witches, and a zombie, whom you may know as the Sanderson sisters and Billy Butcherson, will have goodies to give out, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, while supplies last.  Guests are encouraged to wear their costumes and have their photos taken with one of many monsters that have popped up at the library.  While you’re here, grab a scary story or video to take home and enjoy.

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Get Away @ Your Library

The theme of this year's Teen Read Week is Get Away @ Your Library.  The library has always been the gateway to exciting new places that can only be found in books or movies, but this year we are giving away a prize pack to help you get away.  Teens can stop by the young adult display to enter to win the Getaway Prize Pack, complete the Fairbanks Teens survey, and grab a free bookmark.  The grand prize winner will receive a teal tote bag, a Smoothie King gift card, a #GoneReading bookmark, and a copy of Jesse Andrew's book "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl".

Monster Movie Day

Join us this Saturday, October 17, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the library meeting room, as we decide which is best—witches, werewolves, or zombies.  The winner decides which movie we will watch.  Will it be Beautiful Creatures, Red Riding Hood, or Warm Bodies?  Grades 6-12 are invited, and drinks and snacks will be provided.  Don’t miss it!




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What We Read on Our Summer Vacation

This summer, nearly 75,000 items were checked out at Fairbanks!  So, what were most of us reading?  Let’s look at the top 5 titles for Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult fiction.  What did you think of these titles?  Did you read any others that you'd like to share?





Juvenile Fiction

Twilight Day @ Fairbanks!

Can't make it to Forks for the annual event?  Celebrate the Twilight saga, with fellow fans, right here at Fairbanks.  Join us Saturday, September 19, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, in the library meeting room, for Twilight food, films, and lots of fun.  Don't miss this chance to meet fellow Twihards and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series.

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Summer Reading program.  We've had drawings for many cool prizes, and would like to congratulate Narie, who won the kid's Lego gift set.  You don't have to wait until next summer for more reading fun, you can find new books and fun events for all ages at the library year round.  Check the library's events calendar for upcoming activities.

Join the Insurgence!

Join us Saturday, August 22, from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, for a screening of the movie Insurgent.  Enjoy snacks, meeting fellow fans, and more Divergent fun, including temporary Dauntless tattoos, and green screen photos. Grades 6-12 are welcome.  This movie is rated PG-13.

Doctor Who @ Your Library

Calling all Whovians!  If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, we mean you!  Join us in the library meeting room on Saturday, August 15, at 2:00 PM to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day.  We will have fun activities and themed snacks!  Costumes are encouraged.  Get ready for the big day by checking out Doctor Who graphic novels or DVDs from the library.

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