April is National Poetry Month

Welcome the Spring season by enjoying some beautiful poetry.  Visit the Fairbanks Library to select a book from our poetry display or browse our shelves to see what you discover.  You’ll find American poets shelved in the 811s, English poets in the 821s, French poets in the 841s, Italian poets in the 851s, Spanish poets in the 861s, and East Indo-European poets in the 891s.  Find poetry on a particular topic by visiting the online catalog and then selecting browse search and searching for the subject “poetry”.  You can then choose from a list of topics including

Tax Deadline Looms!

Tax deadlineDon't wait until the last day!  The crowd of people wanting help with their tax returns on the last day will be HUGE!  The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are here at the Fairbanks Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 pm-5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm.  If those days and times don't work for you, you can find other Tax-Aide locations on the AARP web site.  Hurry!  [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

Fun Opportunities for Seniors 50+

Precinct 4’s Fun4Seniors has some great trips coming up for folks age 50 and better.  Call the Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726 for all the details that are left out this brief summary.
* On Thursday, April 17, they will take participants to Rienzi, a MFAH house museum, for a guided tour.  This lovely house was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952 and is located on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre lot in River Oaks.  It houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures.  This is an amazing bargain at $6.
* On Tuesday, April 29, participants will be transported to Pct. 4’s Big Stone Lodge for a yummy lunch and a “hootenany” of southern, country, and bluegrass gospel music.  Another amazing deal for just a $5 suggested donation.

National Women's History Month

Celebrate Women’s History by discovering more about some of the many women who have helped shape our world.  To get you started, here are some links to resources, both in the library and beyond.

Access the Biography in Context database and choose “Browse People” and then the category “Notable Women” to view a list 138 women with remarkable achievements.  In addition to the biographies, each entry includes a collection of multimedia content, reference materials, and news articles.

Get Ready for Gardening

Spring has officially arrived and it's time to think about what you want to plant in your garden and ways to successfully garden.  The Fairbanks Branch Library has gardening resources to help you get and keep a "green thumb."  Please browse our latest display, "Gardening Resources," on your next visit to the library and you can find just a few of the many gardening books available for the gardener in you.  If we don't have the book you need, just ask us to interlibrary loan what you need.  Happy Gardening and Happy Reading!