Banned Books Week

Banned Books WeekThis year is the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, which takes places September 30 through October 6, 2012. During the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read, bookstores and libraries all over the U.S. raise awareness about the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

According to, "Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982."

Preschool Storytime Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month @ Your Library

The Fairbanks Branch Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at Preschool Storytime at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 25.  We will share stories with a Latin theme along with songs and a craft.  Please join us in the library meeting room as we celebrate our rich Hispanic cultural heritage!




Celebrate the Hispanic Heritage of Texas

MovieIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fairbanks Library will show a movie this Saturday (Sept. 22) at 1:30 about a young Texas woman who becomes the queen of Tejano music and then is tragically murdered.  Please let us know if you plan to come, so we’ll know how many snacks to buy. Our phone number is (713) 466-4438.  RATED PG. [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

Got Science?

It's that time of the school year when many students begin to think about science projects for school assignments and for school science fairs.  To help you select an interesting and fun project, we have created a new display of science project books for your to examine.  So, don't wait!  Come on to the Fairbanks Branch Library and browse the "Mad About Science" display and find the best project for you.  And don't forget, we can always interlibrary loan books from other libraries if we don't have just the right science project book for you.  Happy Reading and Happy Science Project!

FREE Computer Classes

Computer classDo you feel lost when it comes to computers? Or maybe just a specific task you need to perform on the computer?  Check out our schedule of free computer classes on our Branch Calendar.  They include Computer Basics, Beginner Internet, Beginner Email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Facebook, and others.