Get "Money Smart"

In difficult economic times, getting "Money Smart" is more important than ever. Each April, the FDIC sponsors free financial education events around Houston with a goal of helping consumers learn about savings and money management on any number of topics.

Join us at any of the events at Harris County Public Library branches listed below. In the meantime, learn about other Money Week (April 2-9) speakers and events around Houston at http://www.moneyweekhouston.com/. And anytime during the year, take the Money Smart online class available on our databases page http://www.hcpl.net/ref/dbsubs.htm#business

Please contact the branch hosting the session you would like to attend:

"Believe It Or Not!"

Do you like to read about interesting and unusual people and things?  Do you like to read about the wacky and bizarre?  Then we have some suggested reading for you here at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  When you are next in the library, please browse our new display--"Believe It Or Not!"  I bet you can find something to interest you.  And, don't forget, we can always interlibrary loan books on your favorite subjects.  Happy Reading!

Don't Procrastinate!

Tax formsWe have volunteers from AARP here to help people (regardless of age) complete their federal income tax forms on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 pm – 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm.  Here’s a friendly warning:  The longer you put it off, the bigger the crowd will be.

Mighty Machines

Trucks, tractors, bulldozers!  These are just a few of the mighty machines you can read about in a new display at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  If you like to read about machines that help keep us rolling and building, please browse the "Mighty Machines" display on your next visit to the library.  If you don't find the right book for you, please ask and we will interlibrary loan what you need.  Happy Reading!

Just a drill

If you were driving past the library earlier and saw us all standing outside, don't be alarmed! We just had a fire drill this afternoon.

Jimmie activated the fire alarm by spraying smoke at one of the smoke detectors.