Be Your Own Mechanic

MechanicIf your car needs some kind of maintenance or repair and you would really like to do it yourself (for the satisfaction or to save a lot of money), but you don’t quite have the confidence to tackle the job, take a look at our Chilton ONLINE Auto Repair Manuals. There is a very good chance that they will have the information you need. Just put the year, make, and model into the “Vehicle Selector,” select “Repair” or “Maintenance,” and choose what you would like to work on from the lists. There are even VIDEOS of how to do some of the repairs!!

’Tis the Season – for Planting!

Flowers

It’s that time of year when we can use yard work as an excuse to stay outside and enjoy the nice weather. If you’d like some expert gardening advice, the Harris County libraries have hundreds of gardening books, including some that specialize in Texas gardening and my personal favorite, low-maintenance gardening. Flower gardening and vegetable gardening are both in the 635s in the Dewey Decimal system. Any staff member would be glad to help you find them.  [Clipart from jupiterimages.com.] 

The Fairbanks "Academy" Votes

Thank You! to everyone who voted in the 2010 Oscar Picks here at Fairbanks Branch Library.  The ballots have been tallied and here are the results which you can compare to the announcements at the Oscars last Sunday, March 07:

Best Picture:  "Up"

Best Director:  James Cameron for "Avatar"

Best Actress:  Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"

Best Actor:  George Clooney in "Up in the Air"

 

HCPL Saves You Money!!!

These days, with unemployment and underemployment rampant, a lot of us are trying to cut back on our household expenses.  The Harris County library can hook you up with books by experts on the subject.  Some of the titles include:

Oscar Voting @ your library

A reminder that time is running out for you to vote for your choice as Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  Pick up your ballot at the front desk and circle your choices and place in the jar on the display featuring books that have been made into movies.  Ballots will be accepted through Saturday, March 06.  Ballots will be tallied on Monday, March 8, and the results posted here on this blog.