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Celebrating African American Authors

As Black History Month approaches, the Fairbanks Branch Library has a new display dedicated to highlighting some of the many African American writers whose books are part of the library collection.  Please take some time on your next visit to the library to browse the display, "Celebrating African American Authors," and check out some of the books to read and share with family and friends.  Happy Reading! 

No Name Calling Week 2016

Are you aware that "No Name-Calling Week" http://www.glsen.org/nonamecallingweek for 2016 will be observed January 18-22?  This event is celebrated each year in schools across the nation and seeks to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias. The latest library display is a collection of informational resources concerning the different types of bullying that young people can encounter.  If you would like to learn more about bullying and its effects, please browse the display on your next visit to the library.   
 

Home Improvement Reference Center

Now that 2016 has started, many people are thinking about personal and home improvement projects.  If you are thinking about improving your home, then the library is a good place to find resource materials to help you with those kitchen, bathroom, or other improvement projects.  Please browse our "Home Improvement Reference Center" display on your next visit to the library and checkout some good books to help you.  Happy Reading!

Get Your New Year Read On!

Okay, the old year is almost done and the New Year is just around the corner.  Don't start 2016 without some great reads from your library!  The library has print and electronic materials, book and music recordings, as well as old and new films for your pleasure and enlightenment.  Please be sure to stop by the library before the new year starts and check out some materials to enjoy and share with friends and family.  Happy Reading in the New Year!

The Polar Express Party

Clang-clang!  Chugga-chugga!  It's the holiday season and time for The Polar Express Party on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the meeting room at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  So hop aboard and join us for a movie, snacks, and door prizes!  See you then and Happy Reading!

Holiday Season Grinch Event

Remember the Grinch who stole Christmas?  Well, the Cat in the Hat invites you to a Grinch holiday event at the Fairbanks Branch Library on Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 PM in the library meeting room.  We will celebrate with activities and snacks as well as a viewing of the Grinch movie.  So, Save the Date and join the Cat for some holiday fun.  Happy Reading!

Cozy Reads for Wintertime

Did you read some great Thanksgivng-themed picture books during the holiday?  Well, now it's time for some good reads for the next wintertime holiday just around the corner.  We have a display of some great picture books perfect for reading and sharing when you are all curled up on the sofa or chair, "Cozy Reads for Wintertime."  Don't wait too long to browse this selection of titles and check some out because they are going fast!  See you soon and Happy Cozy Reading!

Good Reads for Turkey Day

It's almost time for Turkey Day!  Don't forget to select some good picture books for sharing with family and friends during the holiday.  So, come on into the library and browse our Turkey Day books display and be prepared for some entertaining reading.  See you soon and Happy Reading!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month which celebrates the many diverse Native American peoples and their cultures.  Please browse our latest display, "Native American Heritage," to find books about the different tribal peoples that are an integral part of the history of our nation.  Check out some of these titles to learn more and share that with friends and family.  Happy Reading!

Rainy Day Reading

We have had some rainy days lately, and the forecast is for more rainy days this coming weekend on Saturday and Sunday (October 31 and November 1).  One thing I like to do at home when it is raining is curl up in a chair with a good book.  How about you?  If that is a favorite rainy day activity for you, then head on out to the library and check out some books to enjoy during the rain days.  Your library has great fiction and nonfiction titles.  And, the library staff can help you find books you are looking for, as well as recommended some interesting titles to read.  See you soon and Happy Reading!

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