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Wild Weather @ Your Library

One of the first things you learn when you live in the Houston area is that if you do not like the weather, then just wait for an hour or so and the weather probably will change.  We certainly have had quite a few days lately of warm, muggy weather alternating with days of cooler weather for which you need to wear a coat or jacket.  And, lots and lots of rain the last few days as well.  Weather often changes dramatically, so we have created a new display of books about the weather for your browsing pleasure.  Please take a look on your next visit to the library and checkout some titles.  If you do not find what you need, please ask us and we will interlibrary loan material for you.  Happy Reading! 

Women's History & Health Resources

Would you like to learn more about the lives of some of the women who have made major contributions to history?  Do want to learn more about some of the important health issues and concerns for women?  Then please browse our two new displays here at the Fairbanks Branch Library:  "Women's History" and "Women's Health Resources."  You fill find informational books about health issues, and also biographies of some famous women throughout history.  If you don't find what you need, please tell us and we will interlibrary loan what you need.  Happy Reading!

The Cat in the Hat@Fairbanks Branch Library

It's that time of year again!  The Cat in the Hat is scheduled to visit the Fairbanks Branch Library Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM and the Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, March 01, 2012 at 10:30 AM.  Both story time programs are in the meeting room at the library.  During the Preschool Story Time the Cat in the Hat will share stories, songs, and a craft.  During the Toddler Story Time, the Cat in the Hat will lead you in rhymes, chants, and songs, plus share a story or two with everyone.  So, don't miss your chance to share some "purrrfect" fun with the famous Cat.  See you there and Happy Reading!   

Prescription for Murder

Do you like to read mysteries and suspense stories?  Do you like medical thrillers and mysteries with a forensic touch?  Then you should browse our new display called "Prescription for Murder" and I am sure you can find some interesting and intriguing good reads we have placed there.  If you already have some favorite authors, please ask us to interlibrary loan titles for you or place a request for you on new titles that are "on order."  Don't forget that our interlibrary loan service includes requesting titles from libraries all across the fifty states.  Happy Reading!  

Celebrating African-American Authors & Illustrators

Many of the finest picture books and fiction for young readers are authored and/or illustrated by African American writers.  To celebrate African American authors and illustrators, the library has a new display of books for you to browse and share with children.  And those are just a few of the many books and other materials the Harris County Public Library has available for you to use.  The library staff can always help you find what  you need, so please ask us.  Happy Reading!

  

Dragon Preschool Story Time

For all kids who like stories about dragons, please visit our Preschool Story Time next Tuesday, January 24, at 10:30 AM in the library's meeting room.  We will share several picture book stories about dragons as well as participate in some activities, including a craft.  Why dragons, you may ask?  It's time for Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon!  See you soon and Happy Reading!

'Tweet' Reads @ Your Library

Although the season of Spring is not until later in this new year, the warmer temperatures and sunshine give a Spring-like quality to the weather here.  If you take a walk in the park area near the Fairbanks Library building, not only can you see the ducks in the pond, but also more birds around the area, too.  The different types of birds made us think of the various fiction and nonfiction books about birds in the library collection, and we created a new display of books about them--'Tweet Reading'.  If you like birds and want to learn more about them, please browse the display and check out some books to take home and share.  If you do not find the information you need, please ask at the circulation desk and we will interlibrary loan

Reading About Famous People @ Your Library

If you like to read biographies about famous people and autobiographies that some people write about themselves, then please browse a new display at the library, "Famous Lives."  You will find books about politicians, actors, world leaders, and many others either on the display or in the "Biography" section of the library.  If we do not have a biography of someone you want to read about, please let us know and we will interlibrary loan it for you.  Happy Reading!

The Cat in the Hat Holiday Story Times

Celebrate the holidays at the Cat in the Hat Story Times at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  The famous cat (and hat) will visit the Preschool story time on Tuesday, December 27, at 10:30 am in the library meeting room, and Toddler Time on Wednesday, December 28, at 10:30 am in the library meeting room.  And, an extra special holiday story time with the Cat in the Hat will be on Thursday, December 29, at 10:30 am in the library meeting room.  So, all you cool cats, have a Happy Holidays and see you soon at the library!  Meow!

Resolutions Solutions @ Your Library

As the year draws to a close, most of us start to think about the coming new year and some goals and/or changes we would like to accomplish during the year.  I know I have set my new year resolutions which seem to be pretty much the same for the last few years--exercise more and eat sensibly.  But there are many more resolutions that people make and to help with setting goals and accomplishing them, we have a new display of books--"Resolutions Solutions"--that can help.  Browse the display on your next visit to the library and you'll find some informative and useful material.  If you don't see what you need, please ask and we will interlibrary loan what you need.  Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

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