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Oscar Voting @ your library

A reminder that time is running out for you to vote for your choice as Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  Pick up your ballot at the front desk and circle your choices and place in the jar on the display featuring books that have been made into movies.  Ballots will be accepted through Saturday, March 06.  Ballots will be tallied on Monday, March 8, and the results posted here on this blog.

Rodeo Time @ Your Library

It is that time of the year for putting on your cowboy boots and hat to celebrate rodeo time here in Houston.  To help get you and your kids ready, the Fairbanks Branch has a special display of cowboy and rodeo stories, "Boot Scootin' Books!"  Saddle up and get on down to the library and rope a few books for fun reading.  We'll be looking for you! 

Oscar Voting @ Your Library

The staff here at Fairbanks Branch thought we would like to do something a little different this year regarding the Oscar nominations.  Rather than just share among ourselves our preferences for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director, we want you to vote for those categories, too.  We have a new display of books that have been turned into movies, "Books on the Big Screen," and there is a jar in which to place a completed ballot.  The ballots are available at the front desk (where you check out items and ask questions), so just ask for a ballot, circle your choices for the the four categories, and drop it in the jar.  After the awards are announced on March 7 at the big ceremony, I will blog here as to who won according to the tally of your votes.  See you soon at Fairbanks Branch and don't forget to get your Oscar ballot and vote!

February Evening Storytime @ your library

The Fairbanks Branch Library family evening storytime for February is scheduled for Monday, February 22 at 7:00pm in the library's meeting room.  This month we will share stories with themes celebrating Valentine's Day and also Chinese New Year.  Since this new year is ruled by the tiger, you can expect a tiger to be in at least one of the stories.  So, put a tiger in your tank and see you on Monday the 22nd!

Save the Date - Preschool Valentine Story Time

To celebrate the Valentine holiday during February, the library will have a special Valentine's preschool story time on Tuesday, February 16.  Although this is a couple of days past the official date of February 14, we invite you to join us for some special stories and a Valentine's craft on the 16th to celebrate the special people in our lives.  So, Save the Date and we will see you then.

Black History Month Display

As the month of February approaches, it is time to celebrate Black History Month @ your library.  Beginning Monday, February 01, the Fairbanks Branch Library will have a display of books that celebrate African-American history and African-American literature.  To learn more about African-American history and culture, please visit the library and take a look at the display.  If we do not have what you need, please ask and we can use interlibrary loan to fill your requests from other libraries here and across the country. 

Holiday Movies

With the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18, the Harris County Public Library branches will be closed for that day.  In case you want to take advantage of the holiday to watch some new or favorite movies, please visit the Fairbanks branch on this Friday or Saturday and check out some of our DVD and VHS movies.  We have a sizable collection and I bet you can find some fun films to make your holiday entertaining.  Movies are just one of the many services provided @ your library.  Have a safe and relaxing holiday!  

Good Reads for Brrr! Weather @ Your Library

It certainly has been a different winter season in Houston--snow in December and freezing weather this weekend.  These are times that it is good to curl up with a good book in your chair or on the sofa and let reading take you to other places in your mind--like a warm beach somewhere!  I encourage you to visit Fairbanks Branch Library and let us help you find some good books to read.  For our younger readers, we have two special displays of picture books--'Tis the Season' and 'January is Hug n' Cuddle Month'--which have books just perfect for sharing.  If we do not have the books you want, then let us interlibrary loan them for you. 

Holiday Evening Storytime @ your library

To help parents and children celebrate the holiday season, your library @ Fairbanks is offering a holiday-themed evening storytime on Monday, December 21 at 7:00 pm.  We will share several stories with a holiday theme along with a holiday craft.  Please join us for this storytime and while you are at your library, please see our displays of holiday picture books, cooking books, and decorating books.  I bet you will find something to checkout.  And, as always, if we do not have the item you need, we are happy to request it for you.  Cheers! 

Popular Picks @ Your Library

What do I mean by "Popular Picks"?  These are books that members of the staff here at Fairbanks Branch have read and want to recommend to you for your reading pleasure.  We have created two displays of "Popular Picks" titles--one for adult titles and one for young adult titles.  So, visit the library and check what titles are currently on the displays that we recommend.

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