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! 

Explore Galveston’s Bryan Museum!

Bryan MuseumThis beautiful former orphanage houses 70,000 items representing the history of southwestern United States from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to extraordinary 21st century pieces. Treasures include exquisite saddles, spurs, antique firearms, folk art and fine art, exceptionally rare maps and books, and rare German, French, Spanish, and English documents. Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program offers tickets and transportation to adults age 50 and better. This trip is on January 22 and costs $6 per person plus the cost of your lunch at Olympia Grill before the museum visit. The bus will leave the library parking lot at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.

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.   
 

Free Facebook Class

Social mediaNot on Facebook?  Don't you feel left out?  Let our Technology Trainer show you how to get involved in the world's most popular social network. Our next Facebook class is on Thursday, January 14, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Learn to set up a Facebook account, set your privacy and security settings, and more. Please call or stop by the library to register.  [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Challenge Yourself in 2016

Challenge yourself to read better, harder, or more books in 2016.  The library has a wide selection of books, with something for everyone, and we want 2016 to be a year of great reads, where you discover stories and characters that take you to new places.  Pick up a reading challenge from the popular adult fiction display, or follow one of the links below to get started.  After you choose a challenge, you can get personalized reading recommendations from HCPL's Book Hunters, or by visiting the library.  Oh, and if you're wondering how best to keep track of all the great books you're about to start reading, we highly recommend GoodReads.