Today in history...

October 12, 1492 was the day that a sailor on the Pinta sighted land. It wasn't until 1792 that we have a record of the United States celebrating Columbus Day. The celebration was organized by the Society of St. Tammany, also known as the Columbian Order, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Columbus' landing.

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October is National Reading Group Month

Book clubA book club can be a great thing.  If you don’t believe it, there are some outstanding books you can read about book clubs, like Angry Housewives Eating Bon-bons and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  A book club gives you a chance to spend time with people that are a lot like you, or people that are interesting to talk to because they’re different from you.  We have a group that was organized through the Fairbanks Library but meets at a r

Scare Up a Good Read!

It's that time of the year when you start to think about such things as pumpkins and scary stories.  Well, we have some stories to help get you into the mood and those are available in our "Scare Up a Good Read" display.  So, get a head start on some monstrously good reading and browse the display the next time you visit the library.  Happy Reading!

National Bake & Decorate Month

Every October, food crafting company Wilton Enterprises celebrates National Bake and Decorate Month. This holiday acknowledges the art of baking and decorating. With Halloween just around the corner (not to mention Thanksgiving and Christmas!), now is the time to take advantage of all those neat seasonal ingredients and work some magic in the kitchen.

Do you have any dietary sensitivities or restrictions? You can try alternative baking methods!

Here are some baking and decorating books that we have checked in at the Fairbanks Library:

More Job-Hunting Help

Workforce Solutions will return to the Fairbanks Library in October to offer more FREE help to people looking for a job or a new job.  On Monday, October 8, from 2:00-4:00 pm, they will give advice on effective interviewing techniques, appropriate responses to common interview questions, and negotiating salary and benefits.  The interview is where jobs are won or lost, so learn how to maximize your chances.  The Monday, October 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm, Rebranding Your Skills session will teach you how to identify the skills that you have and how to present them to potential employers in a way that allows you to move into a new job or a new industry.  Please call (713) 466-4438 or stop by customer service to register.