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Meet the New Guy

KenThe Fairbanks Library is happy to welcome a new staff member, Mr. Kenneth Flowers.  His job title is Technology Training Assistant, which means that he’s here to teach computer classes and to help customers use the library’s computers.  Ken came to us from the City of Houston, where he was a professional trainer for the municipal court personnel.  He is originally from Gary, Indiana, but has lived in Houston for 25 years.  He has three grown daughters and one five-year-old grandson named Elijah.  Watch this page for computer class information!

Zombie Faces!

ZombieDo you love the way movie zombies look?  Well, Monday, July 11, is your big chance to look that way, too!  Come by the library at 2:00 pm and let Miss Jennifer paint you to look like a zombie.  You can disgust your parents and gross out your friends!

Author James Rollins in Houston

Devil ColonyBig name authors visit Houston all the time!  Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 29), James Rollins will be at Murder by the Book, which is on Bissonnet near Greenbriar.  Rollins is the author of about a dozen best-selling novels.  See the

We Saw Lisa See

Asian FanThis past Monday, some of the Fairbanks Book Club members and I went to see author Lisa See at Rice University.  She is an excellent speaker!  She told some funny stories about her personal life and she talked some about her new book, “Dreams of Joy,” and about the movie that’s coming out on July 15 based on her book “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.”  One of the interest

Potty Training Awareness Month

Yes, it’s true; June is Potty Training Awareness Month.  So, this an opportunity to remind everyone that this is another area in which your library can be of help.  HCPL has about 15 different potty training videos, including “Go, potty, go!”Go Potty Go

Go See Lisa See

When the Fairbanks Library Book Club was looking for something to read for Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month in May of 2008, one of our staff members recommended “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See.Snow Flower

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Among other things, May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month.  Your library has books and DVDs about fitness in Dewey number 613.7 and books and DVDs about sports in Dewey number 796.  So, you can get in shape with a fat-burning belly dance,
Belly dance








Asian & Asian-American Authors

Snow FlowerAs you may know, May is the month in which we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.  A good way to celebrate is to read Asian/Pacific American literature.  Below are some books that a New York City blogger who calls herself the Literanista lists as some of her favorite books by Asian or Asian-American authors.  You can find these and many more through your neighborhood Harris County Public Library.
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

Can’t Pick Up Your Holds Before the Deadline?

CalendarHopefully, you already know that you can request items from other HCPL branches and have them sent to your branch for you to pick up.  If you realize that an item you requested is likely to arrive when you are unable to pick it up, you can SUSPEND your request until a more convenient date.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account” and log in with your library card number and PIN, click “hold requests,” and put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend.  Under “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you

Books about Cats

SkippyjonI was just noticing a book on our new book display called “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds.”  I thought you might like to know that your library has cats thoroughly covered.  We have lots of informational books about cats; their Dewey Decimal number is 636.8, in case you want to browse through them.  There are also lots of great stories about cats.  For kids, there are such favorites as Skippyjon J

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