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Mark Your Calendars!

Coming SoonThe next Friends of the Library book sale will be Saturday, April 23. You can save trees by buying used books, save a ton of money, help out your neighborhood library, and get countless hours of reading pleasure, all by shopping at our book sale!

FREE Computer Classes!

Computer class_3Here is our computer class schedule for March and the remainder of February. Please call the branch at 713-466-4438 to register (unless you’re already in the building!)
Introduction to Coding, Wednesday, 2/24, 4:00
Introduction to Windows 10, Thursday, 2/25, 11:30 (For this class, you must bring your own Windows 10 PC.)
Computer Basics, Wednesday, 3/2, 4:00
Beginner Internet, Saturday, 3/5, 3:15
Beginner Word, Wednesday, 3/9, 11:30
Beginner Email Pt. 1, Wednesday, 3/9, 4:00
Intermediate Word, Wednesday, 3/16, 11:30
Beginner Email Pt. 2, Wednesday, 3/16, 4:00
Facebook, Saturday, 3/19, 3:15
Beginner Excel, Wednesday, 3/23, 4:00
Computer Basics, Thursday, 3/24, 10:30

All Kinds of Electronic Media!

Remember, Harris County Public Library has all sorts of resources you can use electronically, without coming into the library!  This includes ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, magazines, and comic books.  You can get to them by clicking "eBooks & More" above. You can even set up an electronic-only library card account at www.hcpl.net/iknow.

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Help with Income Tax Forms

Tax form girlWould you like some help with those pesky income tax forms? AARP volunteers trained by the IRS will once again be at the Fairbanks Library 3 days per week to help people complete and file their federal income tax returns. There are no age or income requirements for this service. The volunteers will be here from February 1 through April 18, Mondays from 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursdays from 1 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. The volunteers offer assistance only on a first come, first served basis (no appointments) and only in person (not by telephone). Remember to bring all your documents! [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Needle Nook Schedule Change

The Fairbanks Library's needlecraft club, Needle Nook, is changing their schedule in hopes of getting more of you to join them.  Starting in February, they will meet  on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Don't do all your knitting, crocheting, or other needlecrafts home alone!  Come and visit with other people who share your interests. You can share your knowledge, too!  [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Explore Galveston’s Bryan Museum!

Bryan MuseumThis beautiful former orphanage houses 70,000 items representing the history of southwestern United States from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to extraordinary 21st century pieces. Treasures include exquisite saddles, spurs, antique firearms, folk art and fine art, exceptionally rare maps and books, and rare German, French, Spanish, and English documents. Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program offers tickets and transportation to adults age 50 and better. This trip is on January 22 and costs $6 per person plus the cost of your lunch at Olympia Grill before the museum visit. The bus will leave the library parking lot at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.

Free Facebook Class

Social mediaNot on Facebook?  Don't you feel left out?  Let our Technology Trainer show you how to get involved in the world's most popular social network. Our next Facebook class is on Thursday, January 14, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Learn to set up a Facebook account, set your privacy and security settings, and more. Please call or stop by the library to register.  [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Closed for Christmas

WreathThe Fairbanks staff wishes you and your family safe and happy Christmas holidays. And remember, our electronic library is open 24/7, even during the holidays.  [Image © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Help with iPads, Tablets & Smart Phones

Mobile devicesAre you having trouble using your iPad, smart phone or tablet PC? Would you like some free help from a knowledgeable person? Consider scheduling an appointment for some one-on-one help from our Technology Trainer. Appointments are available on Saturday, December 12, at 11:30 am, or 12:00 noon. You can schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Please bring the owner’s manual for your device.

Book Sale Saturday, December 5

Book saleThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are having a book sale Saturday, December 5, from 10:00-3:00.  They will offer an excellent selection of hardback bestsellers (many of which look brand new), as well as paperbacks, cookbooks, children’s books, young adult books, romances, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, history, biographies, and other items.  There might even be some music CDs and some movies.  The prices are amazingly low, too.  Please come and spend lots of money!  All proceeds help provide funding for library programs and materials.

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