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Book Sale August 27

Books-stacked-childThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are hosting a Books, Etc., Sale at the library on Saturday, August 27, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 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. The prices are ridiculously low, so come and buy a lot! Proceeds pay for library programs, materials, or furnishings.
[Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Summer Reading Program Ends Today

Light Sabers (6)Yes, today is officially the last day of the Summer Reading Program. That means it’s the last day to register (if you haven’t already) and the last day to log your activities and the titles of the books you’ve read since June 6. Take a look at our Flickr photos to see some of the fun we’ve had at the Fairbanks Branch this summer.

Book Sale Coming! Mark Your Calendars!

Book sale 1The Friends of the Fairbanks Library will have a Books, Etc., Sale on Saturday, August 27, from 10 am to 3 pm. The selection of books is amazing and so are the low prices. The “etc.” is for DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and whatever else people have donated to the Friends. You seriously need to come and see this for yourself. Be prepared to see a lot of things you’re going to want.

Library Events for Adults

Yoga 2Three great chances to get your body moving!
Zumba for adults and teens, Thursday, August 4, at 10:30 am,
Introduction to Tai Chi, Thursday, August 4, at 4:00 pm, and
Introduction to Yoga, Thursday, August 11, at 4:00 pm.
All of these require room to move around, which is something we don’t have a lot of, so registration is required for the yoga and tai chi classes. Please call us at (713) 466-4438 to register. Also, if you’re coming to the yoga class and you can bring a yoga mat, please do.
[Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oilsYou’ve probably heard people talk about “essential oils.” Do you wonder what they are and what they’re good for? Come to the Fairbanks Library on Monday night, July 25, at 7:00 pm to find out. The presenters of this free adult program will also tell you the origins and ancient uses of essential oils, how they are distilled and the potential health benefits of using them. [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Error on Printed Calendar

computers_6Our bright yellow, printed calendar of summer events contains an error. The Introduction to Coding (computer programming) class for school-age kids is on the printed calendar as this Saturday, July 16. It is actually Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 pm. Registration is required and space is limited. We apologize for the mistake.

Medicare Explained

Medicare

Do you have questions about Medicare? Come to the Fairbanks Library on Monday night, July 11 OR July 18, at 7:00 pm and get the answers!
• How does original Medicare work?
• How do the new Medicare options (Medicare supplements, Part D drug coverage, and Medicare Advantage plans) work? What do they cost? Which of these options do I need?
• Are there new Medicare costs in 2016?
• Am I eligible for LIS (low income subsidy) to help me with some Medicare costs?
• Can my Medicare costs rise if my income is high?
This educational seminar is free and open to public. The presenter is Lou Allen, MBA, who has been a licensed Texas Insurance Agent since 1997.

Think Pink

Eloise in ParisKay Thompson’s classic picture book character, Eloise, is in Paris and she wants you to join her for a fabulous and fashionable TEA PARTY complete with a glittery craft and positively delicious sweet treats. Pose for a picture of yourself as Eloise!! Thursday, July 14, at 10:30 am in the Fairbanks Library’s meeting room. Ages 4-10.

Upcoming Events for Seniors 50+

Bus 1 Here’s what Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program has coming up for those of us age 50 or better. To register, call 281-893-3726. For more information go to the Senior Adult Program web site or call 281-893-3726.
• A trip to the Bryan Museum in Galveston on July 15, $10, departing from Fairbanks Library at 9 am.
• A group volunteer outreach to the Star of Hope Mission on August 2, free, departing from Fairbanks Library at 8:15am.
• A bus trip to the Annual Precinct 4 Opry at the Humble Convention Center on August 12, $15, departing from Jersey Village Baptist Church at 4:30pm.

Zombies & Superheroes, Kickball & a Movie

Zombies vs superheroesPeople in 6th -12th grades are invited to join us this Friday, June 17, at 11:00 am, for a slightly different game of kickball. You can play for Team Zombies or Team Superheroes, or be a referee. Players are encouraged to dress in costume, but it is not required; buttons or stickers will be provided to wear. You must call or visit the library to register; space is limited. The teen movie screening will follow, and will feature a zombie or superhero movie chosen by the winning team, rated PG-13. Food and drinks will be provided.

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