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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

Time is Running Out!

ClockDon't wait until the last day!  The crowd of people waiting for help with their tax returns on the last day will be HUGE!  The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are at the Fairbanks Library on Mondays and Tuesdays 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 at AARP.org.  Hurry, hurry!  [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

Book Sale Coming Soon!

Book saleThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are planning a book sale for Saturday, April 30, from 10:00-3:00. If you have any books, VHS tapes, DVDs, books on tape, books on CD, or music CDs that you are not using and that are in VERY GOOD condition, please donate them to the Friends of the Library. Your donations are tax deductible and all proceeds benefit the Fairbanks Library and help provide funding for library programs and materials.  [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

Don't Procrastinate!

Tax formsWe have volunteers from AARP here to help people (regardless of age) complete their federal income tax forms on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 pm – 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm.  Here’s a friendly warning:  The longer you put it off, the bigger the crowd will be.

Free Audiobooks & Ebooks

EreaderYour HCPL library card enables you to download audiobooks and ebooks through our web site for FREE.  We have 4 sources for ebooks, the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, NetLibrary, Safari Books Online (for IT professionals), and Tumblebooks (for children).  The downloadable audiobooks are also part of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  For a list of compatible devices for the

Rolling Blackouts

Unfortunately, the library is not exempt from rolling blackouts.  Our electricity has been off three times so far today.  Each time it comes back on, we have to wait for our computer server to reboot (which takes a while) before we can turn the other computers back on.  We appreciate your patience during this trying time.

More Job-Hunting Help from Your Library

Job databaseHarris County Public Library has a new database to help you get a new job.  It’s called Job and Career Accelerator and it is described as “the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market.  It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search.  Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences.  In addition, users will have access to tools essential to getting hired s

Libraries Need Your Help

HelpOn Tuesday, January 11, the Texas Legislature started their 2011 session.  The #1 thing on their agenda is covering a $27 billion budget shortfall.  We need your help to minimize the damage to libraries.  Please contact as many state senators and representatives as you can and let them know how important libraries are to you and your community.  You can find out who YOUR representatives are at the legislature’s “Who Represents Me?” page.  You can also fill out a "Texans Love Libraries" card here in the library and we'll pass it on to the legislators for you.  The Texas L

Ear Buds for Sale

Ear budsDoes the idea of using the same library headphones as everybody else creep you out a little bit? If so, the Friends of the Library have an outstanding offer for you – your very own handy little ear buds for only $2! See any staff member to buy them.

Tax Forms Delayed

Tax FormsRemember all that talk on the news about Congress voting on whether to continue the “Bush tax cuts” or not?  Well, because the final tax rates were not established until December 17, the printing of the income tax forms and instructions was substantially delayed.  The library staff will put the forms in the front hallway as soon as we can.  In the meantime, they can be printed from the IRS web site.

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