Fairbanks

Reading About Bugs!

Some bugs you may like, some bugs you may not.  But whether yes or no, the fact that remains that bugs are everywhere.  If you want to learn more about different kinds of bugs, please browse one of our newest displays here at the library.  "Reading About Bugs" features books about bumblebees, butterflies, spiders, and many other types of bugs.  Take a look on your next visit to the library and check out some books and share what you learn with family and friends.  Happy Reading!

Another Way to Go Green!

In honor of Earth Day, you can save trees by buying used books! The Friends of the Library book sale is this Saturday, April 23, from 10 am - 3 pm. They will be selling items at the following prices:
Adult books $1,
Children’s books 10₵ - 50₵,
DVDs $1,
CDs $1,
VHS tapes 10₵,
And some other items priced as marked
All proceeds help provide funding for library programs and materials, so please come and spend lots of money!


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Go Green

Go green with great reads for Earth Day!  Celebrate Earth Day with a book about being green, or maybe just a book that's green. While you're here, you can visit the park next door, or maybe check out some books on gardening or tree planting, in preparation for Arbor Day, next week.

Libraries Transform Your Life!


Celebrate National Library week, by learning about the many ways that your neighborhood library can transform your life.  You can broaden your horizons and build your resume, by learning new languages and keeping up with new technology.  We offer free informative and entertaining programs for all ages, from infants to seniors.  For more information, visit our Facebook page, or visit us at the Fairbanks Library.

Book Sale April 23-Shoppers & Volunteers Welcome!

The Friends of the Fairbanks Library will have a Books, Etc., Sale at the library on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. If you’d like to help set up before the sale or pack up after the sale, please call the library at 713-466-4438 and give us your name. Set up will be Friday, April 22, from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Pack up will be Saturday, April 23, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. If you’re not interested in helping set up or pack up, that’s okay. Just come and buy a lot! We will have hardback bestsellers, as well as paperbacks, cookbooks, romances, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, children’s books, young adult books, and other items. There are even some music CDs and some movies!  All proceeds pay for library programs, materials, or furnishings.

Celebrating Poetry

If, as the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers," the month of April also brings time to celebrate the art of poetry.  To give yourself and family and friends a treat, please check our latest display at the library which celebrates books of poetry especially for young readers.  "Celebrating Poetry" features various authors whose verses will delight and amuse you.  Happy Reading!

Teen Movie Afternoons

Our new Teen Advisory Group has planned fun movie afternoons for you to enjoy. Grades 6-12 are invited to join us in the meeting room for popcorn, drinks, candy, and fun movies. This month's featured films are Despicable Me on Friday, April 8, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, and The Lovely Bones on Saturday, April 30, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.



 

Great Source for Library & Neighborhood Info

Harris County Public Library has been on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, and Library Thing for the past few years. And now, you can also get information about what's going on at the library on Nextdoor.com.

...But the Cover is Green!

Sometimes, have you forgotten the author and title of a book you want to read, but all you can remember is the color of the cover?  I have done that myself, and it's just something that happens to everyone.  So, the staff here at Fairbanks got to thinking about a display of books that have a predominant color for the cover, and we came up with "Green" as the theme.  "I Don't Remember the Title...But the Cover is Green!" has a selection of titles that all have green covers but that is all.  Check it out and see if there is a book with a green cover that you want to read.  Happy Reading!

Don't Wait!

Tax deadline 2016The tax deadline will be here before you know it. Get your taxes done ASAP so you won’t have to wait in the huge crowd of people wanting help with their tax returns on the last day. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are here at the Fairbanks Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 pm-5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm. If those days and times don't work for you, you can find other Tax-Aide locations on the AARP web site. There are no age or income requirements for this service.

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