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’Tis the Season (Almost)

Reading medicine mugJust in case you’re thinking about doing some online shopping in the next several weeks, and you know someone who loves to read and loves their local public libraries, I know a web site you should check out.  The Harris County Friends of the Library operate http://www.zazzle.com/harriscountypl as a part of their ongoing effort to raise money to help pay for Harris County Public Library materials and programs.  They have a very nice selection of HPCL-related or reading-related tee shirts, mugs, tote bags, iPad cases, and mousepads and a baby shirt and a bumper sticker.  Please consider looking here for gifts for your family, your friends or yourself.  You can get something nice and

Gulf Coast Reads

Dog StarsGulf Coast Reads is an effort to get as many people as possible in the multi-county, greater Houston area to read the same book during October, so that we’ll all have something in common to talk about.  This year’s book is The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.  It describes the life of Hig, a small-plane pilot, after a flu pandemic has wiped out most of the population of the planet Earth.  We are having two events at the Fairbanks Branch Library in connection with Gulf Coast Reads.  On Thursday, October 17, at 4:30, we are hosting a discussion of the book.  Everyone is invited to read the book and come and talk about it.  Please let us know if you plan on coming.  In addition, bec

Great-looking Book Bags for Sale

Book bagsThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are selling beautiful book bags in royal blue, purple and maroon.  They are an amazing deal at only $2 each, and the net proceeds help fund library materials and programs.  These bags are made of tough, earth-friendly recycled materials and could also be used for shopping, so you may want to buy several!

50 or Better? Good Stuff Coming!

/Fun4Seniors LogoOn October 30, Fun4Seniors is travelling to Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson. The Center is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In November the bus heads west to LaGrange for an interesting history lesson of the area. Scare up some fun on Halloween at the Harvest Moon Costume Dance at the Humble Civic Center – transportation is available from the library!

Free Computer Classes for September

Computer class 2Use our computers or bring your own laptop.
Beginner Word, Thursday, 9/5, 4:00
Computer Basics, Saturday, 9/7, 11:00
Computer Basics-Part 2, Saturday, 9/7, 2:00
Beginner Excel, Monday, 9/9, 4:30
Beginner Internet, Wednesday, 9/11, 3:30
Intermediate Excel, Monday, 9/16, 4:30
Beginner Email-Part 1, Wednesday, 9/18, 3:30
Are You Safe on the Internet, Saturday, 9/21, 11:00
PowerPoint, Monday, 9/23, 4:30
Beginner Email-Part 2, Wednesday, 9/25
LinkedIn, Monday, 9/30, 4:30
All classes are in the library's meeting room.
Please stop by or call (713) 466-4438 to register.

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Homework Help

Databases tabAre you ready for the homework assignments to start?  In addition to having books that you are required to read for school and books full of science project ideas, Harris County Public Library has databases that can be a huge help in getting your homework done.  With your library card, you can even access our databases over the internet when the library is closed.  You can get magazine and journal articles, Opposing Viewpoints articles, literary criticism, and enc

Readers are Winners!

SRP winnerSami B. has been a public library user since she was a small child. She enjoys reading sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult fiction. She didn’t get as much reading done this summer as she had hoped, but she read enough for it to pay off. For participating in our adult Summer Reading Program and reading at least 5 books between June 3 and August 10, Sami was entered into a random drawing and she won a $30 Amazon.com gift card.  Reading is pays off in many ways, and the chance to win a prize makes it even more fun!

Summer Reading Ends Soon!

SRP 2013BThe Summer Reading Programs officially end this Saturday, August 10.  So, hurry up and record all the books you’ve read since June 3!  Depending on whether you’re a child, a teen or an adult, you could get  a certificate, a free book, a satin ribbon, a glow-in-the-dark water bottle, a chance at a bookstore gift card valued at $50-$200, or a chance at an e-reader!  If you have any questions, just ask the library staff.

Harry Potter’s & J.K. Rowling’s Birthday - July 31

Harry PotterIt has been nearly 6 years since the last Harry Potter book was published in the US.  Does that mean that there are millions of American children that haven’t read the Harry Potter books?  I hope not!  The Harry Potter books teach us that love and friendship are more powerful tha

Give Kroger’s Money to the Library

Kroger PlusIf you shop at Kroger, you can support the Friends of the Fairbanks Library by linking your Kroger Plus Card to the Friends of the Library on Kroger’s Community Rewards® Program web page.  To get started, sign up with your Plus Card and select the Friends as the organization you wish to support.  Once you're enrolled, you'll earn money for the Friends every time you shop and use your Plus Card!  The Friends use the money for library programs, materials, equipment, and staffing.

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