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Happy Turkey Day!

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday and plenty of books and movies to read and watch during this time.  Don't forget that the Harris County Public Library website is available 24/7 during the holiday and that you can check the catalog, request items, check your account, and access the many databases available via the website.  If you wish to return items during the holiday, just use the convenient bookdrop located by the front entrance to the library.  Have a good holiday and see you next week!

'Tis the Season

Driving home the other evening, I noticed some Christmas decorations already up for the season and got to thinking that maybe it was time to create a display of children's picture books celebrating this time of the year.  If you are ready to read and share some delightful stories with the younger readers you know (and yourself, too!), please come to the library and check our display and I'm sure you will find some books you will like.  We have two holiday reading displays and, as always, can help you find other books you would like.  Just ask, and let us find those books for stocking stuffers! 

Baseball in the Park

One of the perks of the library's location being inside the William "Bill" Bane Park is that there often are Little League Baseball games being played at various times throughout the year.  Being a baseball fan, it is fun to see some of the games and listen to the spectators cheering for the players.  The book collection at the Fairbanks Branch Library includes a large section of materials about sports, including baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and others.  No matter what sport(s) you may like, the library has books you can use.  So come by the library and let us help you find the books you need. 

Holiday Cooking & Decorating

Are you starting to think about what to cook during the coming holiday season?  If so, then the library has an outstanding selection of cookbooks to use to plan your holiday menus and we have created a display of recommended cookbooks which contain delicious and tasty recipes.  This display features cookbooks with recipes guaranteed to be a success at any time and especially for the holidays. Also, there is a new display of books with many helpful ideas for decorating for the holidays.  So, there is no need to "re-invent any wheels" this holiday season--just visit the library and find books, as well as magazines, that will help make your decorating and cooking a success and enjoyable. 

Rainy Weather and Frogs

Some of the staff here at Fairbanks like to walk in the park after the close of our business day and we enjoy the walking path around the pond.  With the recent rains, the pond is quite full and has overflowed in some areas and created some fairly muddy spots in the path.  I like seeing the ducks as we walk and we have noticed some turtles and frogs.  Well, that got me to thinking about picuture books with frog stories which are always a favorite topic for story times.  So, we created a new display in the children's area of books about frogs and you are encouraged to visit the library and select some frog stories to share.  Thank you--and READIT! 

Meow! Meow!

It's that time of the year when the Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch and visits the Fairbanks Branch Library to share stories and refreshments.  Don't forget our Great Pumpkin Story Time on Monday, October 26, at 7:00 PM.  And, of course, it also is the time of the year when cats bring their own special qualities to the festivities.  Short cats, long cats, thin cats, fat cats, cats in all their colorations!  To celebrate cats everywhere, the library created a display of picture books featuring our feline friends and we invite you to visit the library and browse the display and find a book for a purrrrfect read! 

The Great Pumpkin Story Time

It's that time of the year when many of us look toward the pumpkin patch in anticipation of the Great Pumpkin bringing spooky stories from some of our favorite b-oooo-ks to share.  In celebration of this auspicious event, the Fairbanks Branch Library will host a Great Pumpkin Story Time at 7:00pm on Monday, October 26.  Ghouls and goblins are invited to wear their favorite costume and join us for some fun stories here at the library.  So 'Save the Date' and see you then!

Fiesta @ Your Library

The Fairbanks Branch Library is proud to host a Fiesta celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, October 10, from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  We invite you to join us for refreshments, face painting, craft activities, door prizes--and a Pinata!  So plan to include a trip to the library as part of your activities for Saturday, October 10 and share our celebration with us.  See you then!

Bulletin Board Smorgasbord

If you have not seen the latest designs for the bulletin boards in the meeting room here at Fairbanks Branch Library, then please take time to take a look.  The designs cover a wide range of interests, including spiders, ants, popcorn, cats, books, and spaghetti and meatballs falling as rain.  You can see the designs in person or take a look at the branch photos section where I have posted some pictures of these latest bulletin boards.  Cheers!

Talk Like a Pirate @ Your Library

Did you know that September 19 is the offical "Talk Like a Pirate Day"?  Well, now you do and to help all landlubbers to get in the mood, the Fairbanks Branch Library has created a display of fiction and nonfiction books about pirates.  These books can really help you get "hooked" (Arrrgh!) on all matters piratical!  So, if you want to learn more about pirates, please weigh anchor and sail for the library and we can help you find what you need.  Yo Ho Ho!   

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