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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

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.

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