Are You Safe on the Internet?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the perfect time find new ways to be safe online.  Join us tomorrow at 3:30 pm in our meeting room, for our computer class “Are You Safe on the Internet?"  For more ways to keep your children, your computer and mobile devices, and yourself safe on the internet, visit StaySafeOnline.org.  To find helpful materials in our collection, search the catalog for subjects with the keywords Internet Safety, and for magazines and journals, including PC World, Macworld, and Maximum PC, visit the computer section of our database...

Gulf Coast Reads

Dog StarsGulf Coast Reads is an effort to get as many people as possible in the multi-county, greater Houston area to read the same book during October, so that we’ll all have something in common to talk about.  This year’s book is The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.  It describes the life of Hig, a small-plane pilot, after a flu pandemic has wiped out most of the population of the planet Earth.  We are having two events at the Fairbanks Branch Library in connection with Gulf Coast Reads.  On Thursday, October 17, at 4:30, we are hosting a discussion of the book.  Everyone is invited to read the book and come and talk about it.  Please let us know if you plan on coming.  In addition, bec...

Great-looking Book Bags for Sale

Book bagsThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are selling beautiful book bags in royal blue, purple and maroon.  They are an amazing deal at only $2 each, and the net proceeds help fund library materials and programs.  These bags are made of tough, earth-friendly recycled materials and could also be used for shopping, so you may want to buy several!

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Remembering Tom Clancy

In order to honor Tom Clancy, one of the best-read authors of Fairbanks Branch Library readers, the library staff has created a special display of books written by Mr. Clancy.  One of the masters of the modern-day thriller, he applied his knowledge of the military to many of his stories and created memorable characters who have been portrayed in several films by well-known actors.  Tom Clancy died Tuesday, October 1, in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 66.  If you have not read one of his books, please give yourself a treat and pick one from our display to read. 

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Fall Trees & Leaves

To celebrate the ending of the summer season and the advent of Fall weather, the front windows at the Fairbanks Branch Library are decorated with some trees and fall-colored leaves.  Please take a look on your next visit to the library and experience the library's Fall atmosphere.  It's a good reminder that cooler weather is an extra good time to curl up with some good books and read about your favorite characters and types of stories.  Happy Reading!

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