’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.

Your Email Address, Please

EmailIf you have a Harris County Public Library card, we need to notify you if an item you requested has arrived, if the time is about to run out for picking up a requested item, if you have an item that is going to be due soon, or you have an item overdue.  PLEASE let us notify you by email instead of through the postal system.  You will get the news sooner and you will save the county LOTS of tax dollars.  If you think you gave us an email address, but you have not received any emails from us recently, please check and make sure your address is correct and current.  Thank you!

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