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.

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!