Go Bananas For Books @ Fairbanks Branch Library

Do you like stories about monkeys?  If you do, then the library's latest display is filled with picture books featuring monkeys and the often funny things they like to do.  Grab some bananas--or your favorite snack treat--and visit the library to browse the "Go Bananas for Books" display to find some books to check out and take home to share.  Don't  "monkey" around and wait too long.  Come on in soon!  Happy Reading!

"Out of This World Reading" @ Your Library

For all of you who are fans of science fiction novels, please browse the library's new display of science fiction books, "Out of This World Reading."  The selection of recommended titles includes some staff favorites and standard classics of the genre.  And, we have added a few books about the solar system and planets for you science nonfiction readers.  Happy Reading!   

Fourth of July

July 4

I know you'll miss visiting us on Independence Day but there are plenty of celebrations around town to cheer you up.

Freedom Over Texas - Monday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Eleanor Tinsley Park at Buffalo Bayou. There will be a fireworks display and performances by country music artists Jack Ingram, Chris Young, and Rodney Atkins. Admission is free with the donation of one canned food item per person. Donations will be given to the Houston Food Bank.

Author James Rollins in Houston

Devil ColonyBig name authors visit Houston all the time!  Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 29), James Rollins will be at Murder by the Book, which is on Bissonnet near Greenbriar.  Rollins is the author of about a dozen best-selling novels.  See the

We Saw Lisa See

Asian FanThis past Monday, some of the Fairbanks Book Club members and I went to see author Lisa See at Rice University.  She is an excellent speaker!  She told some funny stories about her personal life and she talked some about her new book, “Dreams of Joy,” and about the movie that’s coming out on July 15 based on her book “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.”  One of the interest