April 19 is National High Five Day

National High Five Day takes place every third Thursday in April. The holiday was created in 2002 by college students at the University of Virginia. The students celebrated National High Five Day with lemonade and plenty of High Fives.

To learn more about the origins and how to participate, visit the National High Five Day website at www.nationalhighfiveproject.org.

Where did High Fives come from? No one knows for sure, but sometime during the 1970's, sports teams started using the congratulatory gesture and it's been here ever since.

So be sure to give everyone a High Five on Thursday!

Flowers @ Your Library

The Spring season certainly has begun in Houston and more and more plants and trees are growing and showing lots of bright colors.  I have noticed more flowers blooming recently and gathered a selection of books from the library collection for a display on flowers.  If you need some good books as resources for what flowers to plant for this area and how to take care of them, please come by the Fairbanks Branch and we can help you find what you need.  As always, if we do not have the material here, we can interlibrary loan it for you.  Happy Reading and Happy Gardening!

Upcoming FREE Computer Classes

All classes are in the library's meeting room.

Computer Basics     Wednesday 4/25 2:30
Intro. to PowerPoint-Part 1     Thursday 4/26 11:00
How to Use Facebook-Part 1     Wednesday 5/2 3:00
Beginner Word     Saturday 5/5 11:00
Intermediate Word     Saturday 5/5 2:30
How to Use Facebook-Part 2     Wednesday 5/9 3:00
Beginner Internet     Thursday 5/10 11:00
Computer Basics     Monday 5/14 2:30
Computer Basics Practice     Thursday 5/17 2:30
Beginner Excel     Saturday 5/19 11:00
Intermediate Excel     Saturday 5/19 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 1     Wednesday 5/23 2:30

Looking for a Job? Want to Change Careers? FREE Workshops!

MeetingWorkforce Solutions is partnering with the Fairbanks Library to offer a series of free workshops for people who are searching for jobs or wanting to change careers.  All of the workshops will be in the library meeting room from 2 pm to approximately 4 pm.  Please register by calling the library at (713) 466-4438.  The dates and topics for the workshops are:
Monday, April 23, 2012

2 Week Countdown!

You have exactly 2 weeks to file your taxes!

Members of AARP, who have been trained by the IRS, are here to help people complete their 2011 federal income tax forms.  There are no age or income requirements, and they can file returns electronically.  And, it’s all FREE.

They are in the meeting room here at the Fairbanks Library on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 1 to 5 p.m.  Please bring all of the relevant documents with you.

NO APPOINTMENTS. Assistance is given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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