Heroic Reads @ Your Library

Do you like to read stories about super heroes?  The kind of heroes who fight super villains and overcome seemingly impossible odds to win the day and the save the world?  Then, we have the perfect display of books for you to browse and select some reading material--"Heroic Reads."  Be sure to take a look at the many titles on your next visit to the library.  And, if you don't find exactly what you want, please ask us.  We'll help you find it and interlibrary loan a copy for your reading pleasure.

The Japanese Who Came to America

ManzanarIn recognition of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, the Fairbanks Library is hosting a discussion on Monday, May 10, of the book Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War 2. If you’d like to participate in the discussion, please join us in the library meeting room at 6:30 pm.

Popular Picks @ Your Library

One of the most used book displays at the Fairbanks Branch Library is "Popular Picks" which features books that are popular with library customers and members of the library staff.  These recommended titles cover a wide range of genres from mysteries and suspense to romance and realism.  Whenever you visit the library, please be sure to see what titles are on this display and you just might see a title that catches your interest.  If there is a book that you want and we do not have it here at Fairbanks, just let us know and we will interlibrary loan a copy for you, either from within our library system, or from a library in Texas or from either of the other forty-nine states. 

We Found Them for You

Worldwide webLooking for information on the internet using a search engine can be overwhelming. Do you ever wish you had a list of good web sites to go to for this or that? You’re in luck, because HCPL’s web staff has made lists for you. To get to them, click our Websites tab and look in the “Find” box on the left for the categories. The “Ready Reference” category includes links for dictionaries, directories, conversions, and translations, among other things.

We’re a Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock & Roll

MusicWhen you think of the library, I bet you don’t think of music CDs. You should, though, because Harris County Public Library has over 9600 titles. [I found out by typing “sound recording music” in the catalog search box on our home page. You can find the music you’re interested in by adding the genre, the artist, or a title to the search terms.] We have all genres, including rock, pop, country, R & B, classical, Latin, gospel, jazz, and others, plus tons of music for kids. Check it out! It’s a great way to test-drive a CD before you decide whether to buy it.