Fairbanks

Sweet Reads

Looking for a Valentine's Day treat?  We have a great selection of sweet stories on display for all ages.  Kids can pick a picture book, and a Valentine's Day coloring sheet.  Teens can choose a Young Adult romance, and a "Mortal Instruments" or "To All the Boys I've Love Before" valentine.  Adventurous adults can go on a "Blind Date with a Book", complete with a handmade heart-shaped bookmark, while supplies last.

Valentine Preschool Story Time

Valentine's Day is February 14th, and to help celebrate we will have a valentine preschool story time on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30 AM in the library's meeting room.  Please join us for some valentine picture book stories, songs, and a valentine craft.  Also, please browse our display of valentine picture books and check some out to share with your special valentines.  Happy Reading!

Go Red

 

This Friday, February 5, is National Wear Red Day. We will be wearing red, and we encourage you to join in, wear red, and learn more about the risk of heart disease. You can visit the American Heart Association's special website for helpful information, and stop by the library this Saturday, February 6, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, for a free blood pressure screening.

Year of the Monkey

Please join us for Preschool Story Time next Tuesday, February 9, at 10:30 AM in the library meeting room as we celebrate the start of Chinese New Year with stories about monkeys.  Why  monkeys? you may ask.  Well, this new year is the Year of the Monkey, so picture book stories about monkeys is appropriate.  Along with the stories will be songs and a craft.  See you then and Happy Reading!

Folktales @ Preschool Story Time

As part of the library's celebration of African American History Month, the Preschool Story Time for Tuesday, February 2, will feature folktales from African culture, along with songs, and a craft.  Preschool Story Time is a year-round program offered by the library, and is recommended for children who are between the ages of 3-6 years.  All caregivers and children are invited to join us and we look forward to seeing you.  Happy Reading!

Help with Income Tax Forms

Tax form girlWould you like some help with those pesky income tax forms? 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 returns. There are no age or income requirements for this service. The volunteers will be here from February 1 through April 18, Mondays from 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursdays from 1 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. The volunteers offer assistance only on a first come, first served basis (no appointments) and only in person (not by telephone). Remember to bring all your documents! [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Needle Nook Schedule Change

The Fairbanks Library's needlecraft club, Needle Nook, is changing their schedule in hopes of getting more of you to join them.  Starting in February, they will meet  on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Don't do all your knitting, crocheting, or other needlecrafts home alone!  Come and visit with other people who share your interests. You can share your knowledge, too!  [Image © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.]

Celebrating African American Authors

As Black History Month approaches, the Fairbanks Branch Library has a new display dedicated to highlighting some of the many African American writers whose books are part of the library collection.  Please take some time on your next visit to the library to browse the display, "Celebrating African American Authors," and check out some of the books to read and share with family and friends.  Happy Reading! 

Explore Galveston’s Bryan Museum!

Bryan MuseumThis beautiful former orphanage houses 70,000 items representing the history of southwestern United States from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to extraordinary 21st century pieces. Treasures include exquisite saddles, spurs, antique firearms, folk art and fine art, exceptionally rare maps and books, and rare German, French, Spanish, and English documents. Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program offers tickets and transportation to adults age 50 and better. This trip is on January 22 and costs $6 per person plus the cost of your lunch at Olympia Grill before the museum visit. The bus will leave the library parking lot at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.

No Name Calling Week 2016

Are you aware that "No Name-Calling Week" http://www.glsen.org/nonamecallingweek for 2016 will be observed January 18-22?  This event is celebrated each year in schools across the nation and seeks to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias. The latest library display is a collection of informational resources concerning the different types of bullying that young people can encounter.  If you would like to learn more about bullying and its effects, please browse the display on your next visit to the library.   
 

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