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November…Good Nutrition Month!!!

You might find it ironic that this food-heavy month is also dedicated to good nutrition. Sure, first tempt us with stuffing, a plump turkey dinner, pie and other food indulgences, THEN tell us it’s Good Nutrition Month.

Escape reality!

HeartsIn these difficult economic times, people are reading more romance novels. Why not spend a little time reading about someone else’s tribulations and triumphs (often in exotic locales)? If you’re already a romance reader, check out your favorite publisher’s web site, such as Avon or Harlequin (which also includes Silhouette). You can buy books, larger print books, audiobooks or ebooks or find titles to check out from the library. You can read books online, read i

Arthritis Pain?

ArthritisDo you suffer from joint pain?  On Monday, November 16, at 6:30, Dr. Tao, from the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, will make a presentation at the Fairbanks Library about natural approaches to preventing and treating arthritis pain.  Please call the library at (713) 466-4438 if you plan to attend.

 

 

Resumes and Job Interviews

InterviewWorkforce Solutions is offering two FREE workshops at the Fairbanks Library for people who are searching for jobs. On Thursday, November 12, from 3:00-5:00, they will show attendees how to develop a professional resume that highlights a person’s skills and experience and helps match them to the skills and experience required for a particular job. On Thursday, November 19, from 3:00-5:00, they will offer advice on effective interviewing techniques, appropriate responses to common interview questions, and negotiating salary and benefits. Please register by calling the library at (713) 466-4438.

Looking for a Job?

Job Search BannerIf you are looking for a job, there a few ways that Harris County Public Library can help.  First of all, and most obviously, we have books.  In particular, we have books about how to write an excellent resume and cover letter and how do well at a job interview.  In addition, our computers have Microsoft Word, which has templates to help you type a professional-looking resume.  Last, but not least, if you click the "Looking for a job?" banner on our home page, you will find an excellent list of job search resources that our web site staff has put together for you.

Election Day - November 3

electionAre you ready to vote in the upcoming election? Election day is November 3. Early voting is October 19 through October 30. There are eleven proposed amendments to the state constitution on the ballot. Depending on where you live, you may also have an opportunity to vote in mayoral, city council, school district, community college district, or utility district elections. Your library has early voting locations, sample ballots, and voter’s guides to help you get ready.

Teach Someone to Speak English or to Read

Harris County Public Library is always looking for good volunteer literacy and ESL tutors.  Literacy tutors teach adults to read in a one-on-one arrangement.  ESL tutors teach English to adults, one-on-one, in small groups, or in a small class.  Tutors go through a brief training program.  The Literacy Coordinator or the branch library staff then matches them with students.  There is a free literacy tutor training program coming up at the Aldine Branch Library, 11331 Airline Drive, on Saturday, October 31, from 9:00-3:30.  If this is a way you would like to serve your community, please contact the Harris County Public Library administrative offices at (713) 749-9000 or your library branch.

New ESL Class!

Exciting news! Beginning October 24, the Fairbanks Library will have a new class for adults who want to learn English. The class will be every Saturday morning from 10:00am-12:00 pm. Please stop by or call the library at (713) 466-4438 to register.
¡Noticias muy buenas!  Empezando el 24 de octubre, la biblioteca Fairbanks va a tener una clase nueva para personas que quieren aprender inglés.  La clase va a ser cada sábado de las 10:00am-12:00 pm.  Favor de visitar o llamar la biblioteca al (713) 466-4438 para registrarse.

Pain? Fatigue?

If you are always tired, you feel like you wake up 100 times during the night, and you have aches and pains all over your body, you MAY have fibromyalgia. On Monday, October 19, at 6:30 pm, Dr. Sammy Tao will conduct a workshop at the Fairbanks Library about the symptoms of fibromyalgia and various ways to treat them. It’s free, so why not come? Call the library at (713) 466-4438 to let us know if you plan to come.

People Who Need "People"

Everybody knows libraries have books, but did you know that we also have newspapers and magazines? Fairbanks Library has about 80 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. Newspapers include the Houston Chronicle, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Investors’ Business Daily, Barron’s, and the Houston Business Journal. There are many different magazines for adults. They range from People and House Beautiful to Scientific American and Consumer Reports. And we didn’t forget the kids! We have magazines for them, too.

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