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Local Sights and Shows for Seniors 50+

Christmas showPrecinct 4 has sent us their Senior Adult Trips schedule for November and December, and it looks fun!  You can click “read more” to find out more or pick up a flyer in the library.  To register or get even more information, call the Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2As you can see to the left, the library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday and will be closed Thursday-Sunday.  The Fairbanks staff hopes that your Thanksgiving holidays are safe and happy. [Image © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.[

Book Sale Coming Soon!

Book bags 3Mark your calendars!  The Friends of the Library are going to have a Books, Etc., Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 10 am – 3 pm.  In addition to lots of pristine hardback novels, they will also offer nonfiction (such as cookbooks), paperbacks, children’s books, VHS tapes, music CDs, audiobooks, and even some DVDs.  You will

A Sculptor, a Rancher, and Pots of Chili

Ben ClaytonThe Fairbanks Library will host two events in conjunction with Gulf Coast Reads. On Monday, October 20, at 6:30 pm, we will host a chili tasting and recipe exchange. Participants will bring a pot of homemade chili, sample chili brought by others, and exchange recipes.

This Week in History . . .

H G Wells was born on September 21, 1866.  He authored over 100 works but is best known for his science fiction.  Wells, like Jules Verne, is often called “the father science fiction.”  His most famous stories are The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine,

If You Can Read This . . .

Reading 2September is National Literacy Month and Monday, September 8, is International Literacy Day.  Harris County is always looking for volunteers to teach adult literacy, English as a Second Language, and citizenship classes.  If you are interested, please contact your local

Did You Know We Have?

Magazine areaEverybody knows libraries have books, but did you know that we also have newspapers and magazines?  Fairbanks Library has about 80 newspaper and magazine subscriptions.  Newspapers include the Houston Chronicle, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and the Houston Business Journal.  There are many different magazines for adults.  They range from People and House Beautiful to Scient

Free Computer Classes for September

LaptopBeginner Word 2013, Saturday, 9/6, 11:00
Intermediate Word 2013, Saturday, 9/6, 2:00
LinkedIn, Monday, 9/8, 4:00
Facebook, Wednesday, 9/10, 4:00
Computer Basics, Monday, 9/15, 4:00
PowerPoint 2013, Saturday, 9/20, 11:00
Beginner Internet, Monday, 9/22, 4:00
Beginner Excel, Wednesday, 9/24, 2:30
Intermediate Excel, Monday, 9/29, 4:00

Not Your Average Museums

Air TerminalAre you 50+?  If so, join your neighbors when they visit the National Museum of Funeral History and the 1940 Air Terminal Museum on Wednesday, August 27.  The National Museum of Funeral History includes an exhibit Celebrating the Lives and Deat

Are You Signed Up?

SRP 2014Are you signed up for HCPL’s Summer Reading Program? If you are, congratulations! You can get free stuff and read book reviews written by your neighbors. They’ll give you great ideas for your future reading!

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