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Book Sale!

Coming SoonThe Friends of the Library will be having a book sale on Saturday, June 16, 10 am - 3 pm. We encourage everyone to come, shop, and spend! All proceeds help provide funding for library programs and materials. If you have any books, CDs or DVDs that are clean and in good condition, please donate them to the Friends for the sale. Donations are tax deductible. Anyone who is interested in helping set up the sale on Friday or work the sale on Saturday, please leave your name and phone number with the staff.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de MayoIn case you haven’t heard, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day.  In order to explain Cinco de Mayo, I have to give you a short lesson in Mexican history.  Late in 1861, Napoleon III of France sent a fleet to Veracruz, on the coast of Mexico.  The French army stormed Veracruz and then started moving towards Mexico City.  At Puebla, the well-trained, well-equipped, 8,000-man French army attacked the Mexican army of 4,000.  Some of the Mexican soldiers were well-trained and well-equipped, but legend says many of them were just peasants with farming tools.  On May 5, 1862 [exactly 150 years ago!], the Mexicans decisively crushed the French army, which was considered the best in the world at the time.

Upcoming FREE Computer Classes

All classes are in the library's meeting room.

How to Use Facebook-Part 1     Wednesday 5/2 3:00
Beginner Word     Saturday 5/5 11:00
Intermediate Word     Saturday 5/5 2:30
How to Use Facebook-Part 2     Wednesday 5/9 3:00
Beginner Internet     Thursday 5/10 11:00
Computer Basics     Monday 5/14 2:30
Computer Basics Practice     Thursday 5/17 2:30
Beginner Excel     Saturday 5/19 11:00
Intermediate Excel     Saturday 5/19 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 1     Wednesday 5/23 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 2     Wednesday 5/30 2:30
Computer Basics     Thursday 5/31 11:00

Upcoming FREE Computer Classes

All classes are in the library's meeting room.

Computer Basics     Wednesday 4/25 2:30
Intro. to PowerPoint-Part 1     Thursday 4/26 11:00
How to Use Facebook-Part 1     Wednesday 5/2 3:00
Beginner Word     Saturday 5/5 11:00
Intermediate Word     Saturday 5/5 2:30
How to Use Facebook-Part 2     Wednesday 5/9 3:00
Beginner Internet     Thursday 5/10 11:00
Computer Basics     Monday 5/14 2:30
Computer Basics Practice     Thursday 5/17 2:30
Beginner Excel     Saturday 5/19 11:00
Intermediate Excel     Saturday 5/19 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 1     Wednesday 5/23 2:30

Looking for a Job? Want to Change Careers? FREE Workshops!

MeetingWorkforce Solutions is partnering with the Fairbanks Library to offer a series of free workshops for people who are searching for jobs or wanting to change careers.  All of the workshops will be in the library meeting room from 2 pm to approximately 4 pm.  Please register by calling the library at (713) 466-4438.  The dates and topics for the workshops are:
Monday, April 23, 2012

The Digital Media Catalog

Digital MediaThere used to be a large box near the top center of our home page that said “Digital Media Catalog.”  You used to click that box to get to our ebooks and downloadable audio.  Then “they” redesigned the web page.  Fear not; it’s still easy to get there.  You just click this icon now.  It’s on the right, about 2½” down.

Upcoming FREE Computer Classes

Computer Basics     Saturday 3/24 3:30
Intermediate Excel     Wednesday 3/28 2:30
Beginner Email     Thursday 3/29 10:30
Computer Basics     Wednesday 4/4 2:30
Beginner Word     Thursday 4/5 11:00
One-to-one Tutorials     Saturday 4/7 by appt.
Computer Basics Practice     Wednesday 4/11 3:00
Beginner Internet     Thursday 4/19 11:00
Beginner Excel     Saturday 4/21 11:00
Intermediate Excel     Saturday 4/21 2:30
Computer Basics     Wednesday 4/25 2:30
Intro. to PowerPoint-Pt. 1     Thursday 4/26 11:00
All classes are in the library's meeting room.

Ah, Spring Has Sprung

BHG GardeningHomegrown HarvestHave you started the yard work yet?  Keep in mind that HCPL has tons of gardening books, over 130 of them at the Fairbanks Br

Intro to Library eBooks

EreadersDo you have an iPad, a Kindle, or a Nook?  Did you know that you can borrow ebooks for free through the library’s Digital Media Catalog?  If you’d like some help getting started, bring your ereader to the library meeting room on Wednesday, March 7, at 3:00.  We are hosting a library ebook demonstration in celebration of Read an eBook Week, which is March 4-10.  Please call us at (713) 466-4438 to register and let us know which type of device you’ll be bringing.  If you don’t have an ereader yet, we have some that you can look at and learn about.

Help Wanted

Help WantedOur neighbors in the Fairbanks area are very generous when it comes to donating books to the Friends of the Library.  Many of the books look almost brand new.  In spite of this, there are always plenty of books left over after a book sale.  So, the Friends need volunteers to sell the books online through Amazon.com.  Duties would include listing the books on the Amazon web site and shipping them when they’re purchased.  Please leave your name and number with the staff if you’re interested.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images]

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