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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.

Want to be green?

Are you looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly? Your neighborhood library can help. If you feel clueless, you could start with The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Living or 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth. If you want to take it further, you could move up to

What's going on?

On this web page, there is a photo of our building.  To the right of the photo are our hours, and under the hours, our phone number, the Branch Librarian's name and two inconspicuous little words, "Branch Calendar."  I'm mentioning this because those two words are so inconspicuous, but so important.  Clicking the words "Branch Calendar" will bring up an online calendar that shows you everything that's going on at our branch this month.  From there, you can click "Next" or the abbreviations for other months.  This is a great way to see both regular programs and special events that are going on at your neighborhood library.

READY FOR ANOTHER HURRICANE?

Disaster preparation experts from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will offer a free hurricane preparedness workshop at the Fairbanks Library on Saturday, September 19, at 2:00 pm. They will show you what items should be included in your disaster emergency kit and how to set up your supply checklist. They will also explain what steps you should take if you are ordered to evacuate, show you your evacuation routes, and give you helpful phone numbers that you will need in case of a hurricane. In addition, they will teach you how to make a disaster plan for your family and how you can best protect your family and home. They will also answer questions from the audience. These workshops are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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