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Upcoming events at the Fairbanks Library

Teens in 6th -12th grades are invited to join us this week, on Friday the 13th, at 3:30 pm, for a scary movie about a family that is trying to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called the Further. Click here to find out the title. This movie is rated PG-13. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Also, as a result of our recent flood, a group call Texans Recovering Together will be presenting a program in the library’s meeting room on Wednesday, May 18, at 1:30, about disaster assistance and recovery. Click here for a larger view of the flyer.

Texans Recovering Together

Sam Houston Folk Festival with Fun4Seniors

Sam Houston FestAge 50+? Come and see Sam Houston’s 15-acre homeplace in Huntsville transformed into a bustling frontier settlement of re-enactments, music, and crafts. Enjoy watching glass blowing, metal workers, and listening to stories told by actors portraying Sam & Margaret Houston and other local popular historical figures. The bus will leave the library parking lot at 9 am on Saturday, May 14, and return at 4 pm. The trip is $5, plus the cost of your own lunch at the festival. Call 281-893-3726 to register.

Another Way to Go Green!

In honor of Earth Day, you can save trees by buying used books! The Friends of the Library book sale is this Saturday, April 23, from 10 am - 3 pm. They will be selling items at the following prices:
Adult books $1,
Children’s books 10₵ - 50₵,
DVDs $1,
CDs $1,
VHS tapes 10₵,
And some other items priced as marked
All proceeds help provide funding for library programs and materials, so please come and spend lots of money!


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Book Sale April 23-Shoppers & Volunteers Welcome!

The Friends of the Fairbanks Library will have a Books, Etc., Sale at the library on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. If you’d like to help set up before the sale or pack up after the sale, please call the library at 713-466-4438 and give us your name. Set up will be Friday, April 22, from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Pack up will be Saturday, April 23, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. If you’re not interested in helping set up or pack up, that’s okay. Just come and buy a lot! We will have hardback bestsellers, as well as paperbacks, cookbooks, romances, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, children’s books, young adult books, and other items. There are even some music CDs and some movies!  All proceeds pay for library programs, materials, or furnishings.

Great Source for Library & Neighborhood Info

Harris County Public Library has been on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, and Library Thing for the past few years. And now, you can also get information about what's going on at the library on Nextdoor.com.

Don't Wait!

Tax deadline 2016The tax deadline will be here before you know it. Get your taxes done ASAP so you won’t have to wait in the huge crowd of people wanting help with their tax returns on the last day. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are here at the Fairbanks Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 pm-5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm. If those days and times don't work for you, you can find other Tax-Aide locations on the AARP web site. There are no age or income requirements for this service.

Mark Your Calendars!

Coming SoonThe next Friends of the Library book sale will be Saturday, April 23. You can save trees by buying used books, save a ton of money, help out your neighborhood library, and get countless hours of reading pleasure, all by shopping at our book sale!

FREE Computer Classes!

Computer class_3Here is our computer class schedule for March and the remainder of February. Please call the branch at 713-466-4438 to register (unless you’re already in the building!)
Introduction to Coding, Wednesday, 2/24, 4:00
Introduction to Windows 10, Thursday, 2/25, 11:30 (For this class, you must bring your own Windows 10 PC.)
Computer Basics, Wednesday, 3/2, 4:00
Beginner Internet, Saturday, 3/5, 3:15
Beginner Word, Wednesday, 3/9, 11:30
Beginner Email Pt. 1, Wednesday, 3/9, 4:00
Intermediate Word, Wednesday, 3/16, 11:30
Beginner Email Pt. 2, Wednesday, 3/16, 4:00
Facebook, Saturday, 3/19, 3:15
Beginner Excel, Wednesday, 3/23, 4:00
Computer Basics, Thursday, 3/24, 10:30

All Kinds of Electronic Media!

Remember, Harris County Public Library has all sorts of resources you can use electronically, without coming into the library!  This includes ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, magazines, and comic books.  You can get to them by clicking "eBooks & More" above. You can even set up an electronic-only library card account at www.hcpl.net/iknow.

Ebooks, audiobooks, movies & music. Popular titles!

  

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Help with Income Tax Forms

Tax form girlWould you like some help with those pesky income tax forms? AARP volunteers trained by the IRS will once again be at the Fairbanks Library 3 days per week to help people complete and file their federal income tax returns. There are no age or income requirements for this service. The volunteers will be here from February 1 through April 18, Mondays from 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursdays from 1 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. The volunteers offer assistance only on a first come, first served basis (no appointments) and only in person (not by telephone). Remember to bring all your documents! [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

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