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Fun4Seniors (50+) March Bus Trip

We didn’t worry about driving or directions.

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We had a delicious breakfast at a bakery.

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Then we wandered around a castle, complete with moat, drawbridge, and torture chamber!

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April & Shakespeare

ShakespeareAs far as I can tell, no one has ever declared April to be International Shakespeare Month, but I think they should.  Most people agree that he was the most important playwright in the history of the English language.  He is thought to have been born around April 23, 1564, and he died April 23, 1616.  In case you would like to honor him by reading some of his plays this month, I’ve done some research and found that many people think that Shakespeare’s best-loved tragedies are Romeo&nbs

Don't Miss the Bus!

Fun4Seniors LogoHarris County Precinct 4’s Fun4Seniors program has partnered with the Fairbanks Library to offer monthly bus trips for individuals age 50 and better.  These trips are great opportunities to see Southeast Texas attractions, meet new people, and enjoy good food.  The March trip will be Wednesday, March 27, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm to Newman's Castle and Bakery in Bellville.  Cost for this event is $17, including lunch.  Before your registration can be confirmed, payment by check, payable to Fun4Seniors, must be received at the May Community Center, 2100 Wolf Road, Huffman, TX 77336. Free transportation is provided Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program. Participants pay all event fees. For more information, call 281-324-3373.

Library Lovers' Month

Yes, February is Library Lover’s Month!  February is almost over, but it’s not too late to show your love.  You could
• Tell your family, friends, and acquaintances how great libraries are,
• Say something nice to the library staff,
• Make a donation to the Friends of the Library,
• Volunteer to become a library volunteer, and/or
• Lobby your state and local officials for increased library funding!
We appreciate your support.

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Avoid Standing in Line!

Self checkoutYou don't have to wait in line for a staff member to check out your items for you. If all you want to do is check out, you can do it yourself at one of these computers. They are easy to use and quite helpful during our busier times when lines are long. If you want to be shown how to use them, just let any member of our staff know. We would be glad to help.

FREE Computer Classes

Computer classDo you feel lost when it comes to computers? Or maybe just a specific task you need to perform on the computer? Check out our schedule of free computer classes on our Branch Calendar. They include Computer Basics, Beginner Internet, Beginner Email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Facebook, and others.

Help with Income Tax Forms!

FormHelp has arrived!  Trained volunteers from AARP are now coming to the library to help people complete their 2012 federal income tax forms.  There are no age or income requirements, they can file returns electronically, and it’s FREE.  The volunteers are in the library meeting room on Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm, and on Mondays and Thursdays, from 1 to 5 pm.  They operate on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointments.  Please bring all of the relevant documents with you.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images]

Tax Forms Delayed

Tax FormsThe IRS sent out an email on 1/8 that said: “The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, is impacted by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when products will become available on IRS.gov or in print.”  As a result, the library has not received the 2012 tax forms and we don’t know when we will receive them.  I discovered yesterday, though, that some of the forms were posted to the IRS web site on 1/10.  So, the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and many other forms are available

Texas Libraries Need Your Help

BudgetIn the last session of the Texas State Legislature, funding for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission was cut by 64%, and 80% of that 64% was money that the Texas State Library used to pass on to public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over the state.  In addition, because the legislature cut state funding so dramatically, Texas lost matching federal funds.  The state legislature reconvenes today.  If this library is important to you, please consider contacting our local state Senators and state Representatives and asking them to restore funding to Texas libraries.  You can call or stop by our reference desk to ask how you can help, or you can go to this link to find out who your state Sen

Financial Wellness Month

Dollar signYes, January is Financial Wellness Month!  Did you resolve to whip your finances into shape this year?  Your library has tons of free advice from famous authors like Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, and Dave Ramsey and lots of other authors who are not as famous but are also very knowledgeable.  Take a look at our online catalog or our personal finance bo

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