Manga vs Manhwa

Unless you're in the know, you're probably thinking Man-whu? It's okay. I never heard of it before either. Manhwa is to Korea as Manga is to Japan. (Or if you're more visual, Manhwa:Korea::Manga:Japan) wink

It can be pronounced either "mahn-hwa" or "mahn-hua." You have probably seen Manhwa at the bookstore or the library because it is usually shelved with Manga.

The Cat in the Hat@Fairbanks Branch Library

It's that time of year again!  The Cat in the Hat is scheduled to visit the Fairbanks Branch Library Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM and the Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, March 01, 2012 at 10:30 AM.  Both story time programs are in the meeting room at the library.  During the Preschool Story Time the Cat in the Hat will share stories, songs, and a craft.  During the Toddler Story Time, the Cat in the Hat will lead you in rhymes, chants, and songs, plus share a story or two with everyone.  So, don't miss your chance to share some "purrrfect" fun with the famous Cat.  See you there and Happy Reading!   

Help Wanted

Help WantedOur neighbors in the Fairbanks area are very generous when it comes to donating books to the Friends of the Library.  Many of the books look almost brand new.  In spite of this, there are always plenty of books left over after a book sale.  So, the Friends need volunteers to sell the books online through  Duties would include listing the books on the Amazon web site and shipping them when they’re purchased.  Please leave your name and number with the staff if you’re interested.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images]

Prescription for Murder

Do you like to read mysteries and suspense stories?  Do you like medical thrillers and mysteries with a forensic touch?  Then you should browse our new display called "Prescription for Murder" and I am sure you can find some interesting and intriguing good reads we have placed there.  If you already have some favorite authors, please ask us to interlibrary loan titles for you or place a request for you on new titles that are "on order."  Don't forget that our interlibrary loan service includes requesting titles from libraries all across the fifty states.  Happy Reading!  

Looking for a job?

Texas Workforce is hosting free programs at the Fairbanks Library. The following programs are taking place this month from 2-4 p.m:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012: Networking/Using the Internet - Learn how to find out about jobs that are not advertised and how to get your foot in the door. Learn to develop a list of contacts that can help you, and create a marketing profile to promote your skills and abilities.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012: Rebranding Your Skills - This workshop will teach you to identify the skills you have gained in the past, and present them in a way that catches the attention of employers that can move you to a new job or even a new industry.