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Harris County Public Library has been on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, and Library Thing for the past few years. And now, you can also get information about what's going on at the library on Nextdoor.com.

Don't Wait!

Tax deadline 2016The tax deadline will be here before you know it. Get your taxes done ASAP so you won’t have to wait in the huge crowd of people wanting help with their tax returns on the last day. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are here at the Fairbanks Library on Mondays and Thursdays 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 on the AARP web site. There are no age or income requirements for this service.

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.

Ebooks, audiobooks, movies & music. Popular titles!

  

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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.]

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