April 22nd is Earth Day

Earth Day graphic

Do you know what Friday is? Earth Day! Since the library will be closed in observance of Good Friday, stock up on some special books from our Earth Day display:

Earth Day

Feel like partying? Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the Third Annual Earth Day Houston Festival on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Discovery Green. Admission is free. To learn more, visit http://www.earthdayhouston.org.

Coming this Saturday, April 16...

The Lone Star College System Mobile Go Center will be in the parking lot of the Fairbanks Branch Library on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mobile Go Center provides college-related information, motivation, and assistance directly to students and their families.

Mobile Go Centers are part of the College for Texans Campaign to support state Closing the Gaps efforts to draw an additional 630,000 Texans into colleges and universities by 2015. To learn more, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/mobile-go.htm.

Let's celebrate National Poetry Month!

Poetry Display

April is National Poetry month and we have created a special display for the kiddos. Grab a few books from our "Giving Words a Voice" poetry display and read some rhymes to your little ones.

One of my favorites is Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals

Scranimals

Picnic Pests

Warm weather and sunshine make me think of making sandwiches and potato salad and going on a picnic in the park.  I like picnics, but not the ants and other bugs that want to share my picnic food--or me!  But, those picnic pests are just part of being outdoors, and to make it easier to put up with them there is a new display of fiction and nonfiction books at the Fairbanks Branch Library for your reading pleasure--"Picnic Pests."  Check out the titles on display on your next visit to the library and take some books on your next picnic to share with family and friends--not the bugs!  Happy Reading!

Time is Running Out!

ClockDon't wait until the last day!  The crowd of people waiting for help with their tax returns on the last day will be HUGE!  The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are at the Fairbanks Library on Mondays and Tuesdays 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 at AARP.org.  Hurry, hurry!  [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]