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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


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.

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!

Book sale 5

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.

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