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Book Sale Coming Soon!

Coming SoonThe Friends of the Library will be having a book sale on Saturday, June 7.  You can help by donating books, CDs or DVDs that are clean and in very good condition.  Donations are tax deductible and all proceeds help provide funding for library programs and materials.  You can also volunteer to help set up the sale on Friday afternoon or work the sale on Saturday.

We’re Diverse; Why Aren’t Children’s Books?

Ellray Jakes Rock StarOn the internet a few days ago, I bumped into an article that cited a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lost something?

Lost-FoundDid you lose track of some personal property around the time that you visited the library?  Maybe you accidentally left it here.  Give us a description of what you lost, and we'll check our lost and found collection.  We'd be happy to reunite you with your stuff!

Tax Deadline Looms!

Tax deadlineDon't wait until the last day!  The crowd of people wanting help with their tax returns on the last day will be HUGE!  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.  Hurry!  [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

Fun Opportunities for Seniors 50+

Precinct 4’s Fun4Seniors has some great trips coming up for folks age 50 and better.  Call the Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726 for all the details that are left out this brief summary.
* On Thursday, April 17, they will take participants to Rienzi, a MFAH house museum, for a guided tour.  This lovely house was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952 and is located on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre lot in River Oaks.  It houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures.  This is an amazing bargain at $6.
* On Tuesday, April 29, participants will be transported to Pct. 4’s Big Stone Lodge for a yummy lunch and a “hootenany” of southern, country, and bluegrass gospel music.  Another amazing deal for just a $5 suggested donation.

Senior Game Day Hasn’t Ended!

CardsThose nice ladies from the Precinct 4 Commissioner’s office don’t drive all the way from Huffman to Fairbanks to host Senior Game Day any more, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!  Anyone age 50 or better is still welcome to come to the Fairbanks Library meeting room on the 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month to play cards, dominoes or trivia games or your favorite board game from home.  The fun starts at 1 pm and the next three dates are March 25, April 15 and April 22.  [Clipart © JupiterImages.com]

Spring Break & Library Requests

Spring BreakIf you have requested a library item from another branch and you realize that it is likely to arrive when you are out of town, you can suspend your request until a more convenient date, without losing your place in line.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account,” log in with your library card number and PIN, and click “hold requests.” Next to “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you want the hold to reactivate, put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend and click the “change status” button.  That’s it.  Your requests will automatically reactivate on the date that you chose.  Feel free to talk to the staff about suspending requests.

FREE Computer Classes

Computer class_2Use our computers or bring your own laptop.
Beginner Excel, Wednesday, 2/19, 4:00
Intro to PowerPoint, Saturday, 2/22, 3:30
Intermediate Excel, Wednesday, 2/26, 4:00
Beginner Email, Thursday, 2/27, 10:30
Word 2013, Wednesday, 3/5, 4:00
Excel 2013, Saturday, 3/8, 3:30
Intermediate Word 2013, Wednesday, 3/12, 4:00
Computer Basics, Thursday, 3/13, 10:30
Beginner Email-Part 1, Wednesday, 3/19, 4:00
Intermediate Excel 2013, Saturday, 3/22, 3:30
Beginner Email-Part 2, Wednesday, 3/26, 4:00
PowerPoint 2013, Friday, 3/28, 3:30
All classes are in the library's meeting room.
Please stop by or call (713) 466-4438 to register.

Help With Income Tax Forms

Tax form 1040It’s time again to fill out those pesky income tax forms.  Fortunately, 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 forms.  There are no age or income requirements for receiving help from the volunteers.  They will be here from February 1 through April 14, Mondays from 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursdays from 1 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm.  The volunteers offer assistance only in person (not by telephone) and only on a first come, first served basis (no appointments).

Yes, We're Open!

SnowmanThe Fairbanks Branch is open our normal hours.  It's takes more than a little ice and snow to keep the library from be available for you.  [Clipart © JupiterImages.com] 

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