Looking for a job?

 Texas Workforce is hosting free programs at the Fairbanks Library. The following programs are taking place next month from 2-4 p.m:

Monday, May 7, 2012: Using the Internet/Networking/Using Social Media - Many jobseekers spend time on the internet. Is there really an employer on the other side of the screen? Learn how to use the internet effectively in your job search and research labor market information to identify occupations that are growing and have openings.

Networking is not limited to who you know, it’s learning how to find out about jobs that are not advertised and how to get your foot in the door. Learn to develop a list of contacts that can help you and create a marketing profile to promote your skills and abilities.

Upcoming FREE Computer Classes

All classes are in the library's meeting room.

How to Use Facebook-Part 1     Wednesday 5/2 3:00
Beginner Word     Saturday 5/5 11:00
Intermediate Word     Saturday 5/5 2:30
How to Use Facebook-Part 2     Wednesday 5/9 3:00
Beginner Internet     Thursday 5/10 11:00
Computer Basics     Monday 5/14 2:30
Computer Basics Practice     Thursday 5/17 2:30
Beginner Excel     Saturday 5/19 11:00
Intermediate Excel     Saturday 5/19 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 1     Wednesday 5/23 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 2     Wednesday 5/30 2:30
Computer Basics     Thursday 5/31 11:00

Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage @ Preschool Story Time

One way that the Fairbanks Branch Library will celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month is during the regularly scheduled Preschool Story Time for Tuesday, May 01.  We will be sharing some favorite stories from Asian folklore as well as some of our favorite songs and a craft activity.  Please join us and Happy Reading!

April 19 is National High Five Day

National High Five Day takes place every third Thursday in April. The holiday was created in 2002 by college students at the University of Virginia. The students celebrated National High Five Day with lemonade and plenty of High Fives.

To learn more about the origins and how to participate, visit the National High Five Day website at www.nationalhighfiveproject.org.

Where did High Fives come from? No one knows for sure, but sometime during the 1970's, sports teams started using the congratulatory gesture and it's been here ever since.

So be sure to give everyone a High Five on Thursday!

Flowers @ Your Library

The Spring season certainly has begun in Houston and more and more plants and trees are growing and showing lots of bright colors.  I have noticed more flowers blooming recently and gathered a selection of books from the library collection for a display on flowers.  If you need some good books as resources for what flowers to plant for this area and how to take care of them, please come by the Fairbanks Branch and we can help you find what you need.  As always, if we do not have the material here, we can interlibrary loan it for you.  Happy Reading and Happy Gardening!