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.

Holiday Movies

With the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18, the Harris County Public Library branches will be closed for that day.  In case you want to take advantage of the holiday to watch some new or favorite movies, please visit the Fairbanks branch on this Friday or Saturday and check out some of our DVD and VHS movies.  We have a sizable collection and I bet you can find some fun films to make your holiday entertaining.  Movies are just one of the many services provided @ your library.  Have a safe and relaxing holiday!  

Thank you, Friends of the Library

“Unsung heroes,” that’s what the Friends of the Library are. In 2009 alone, the Friends of the Library provided a toy box, plants for the flower beds, paint for the window mural, funding for children’s programs, new library signs, two video games, book displayers, bookends, book bags, BOOKS, and lots and lots of refreshments. And all they got for their efforts was this:
Thanks