Save the Date - Preschool Valentine Story Time

To celebrate the Valentine holiday during February, the library will have a special Valentine's preschool story time on Tuesday, February 16.  Although this is a couple of days past the official date of February 14, we invite you to join us for some special stories and a Valentine's craft on the 16th to celebrate the special people in our lives.  So, Save the Date and we will see you then.

Stuck indoors?

DancingFebruary is notorious for its bad weather. So, you may be stuck indoors and bored a lot this month. You might want to consider taking up a new indoor hobby. Your Harris County libraries have tons of books to help you get started. Here are some hobbies you might want to consider, along with their Dewey decimal numbers.

 

Black History Month Display

As the month of February approaches, it is time to celebrate Black History Month @ your library.  Beginning Monday, February 01, the Fairbanks Branch Library will have a display of books that celebrate African-American history and African-American literature.  To learn more about African-American history and culture, please visit the library and take a look at the display.  If we do not have what you need, please ask and we can use interlibrary loan to fill your requests from other libraries here and across the country. 

Help With Income Tax Forms

Tax formIt’s time again to fill out those pesky income tax forms. Fortunately, AARP volunteers trained by the IRS will once again be at the Fairbanks Library 3 days per week to help people complete and file their federal income tax forms. There are no age or income requirements for receiving help from the volunteers. They will be here from February 1 through April 13, Mondays from 1 pm - 5 pm, Tuesdays from 1 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. The volunteers offer assistance only in person (not by telephone) and only on a first come, first served basis. (Appointments are not possible.)

Test Stress?

TestDo you have to take a standardized test sometime soon? Are you having trouble getting your hands on a study guide for the test? Never fear; Learning Express Library is here. Learning Express Library is a database available through the Harris County Public Library web site. It has practice tests for the GED, SAT, ASVAB, THEA, real estate licenses, and many, many other exams. Simply go to the Harris County Public Library databases page and click “Learning Express Library” in the “Education & Libraries” category. If you are outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number at this point.