Teen Advisory October Projects

If you are in grades 6-12, and are interested in taking a leadership role in your library, we need you! We have exciting projects coming up in October, including decorating the library for Halloween, and hosting a mini haunted house in the library meeting room. Apply now, and join us for our next Teen Advisory Group meeting, Friday, October 7, at 4:30 PM. You can enjoy pizza, meet new people, plan exciting programs, and earn volunteer hours. We hope to see you there!

You can download an application, or pick one up at the library.

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Faithful Paws R.E.A.D. @ Your Library

This Saturday, 9/17, the library welcomes Faithful Paws volunteers Karie and Jeanene, and their trained, certified therapy dogs, Cooper and Shiner, for a Reading Education Assistance Dogs program. They will be visiting the library on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This program is for school age children that would like to practice their reading skills, by reading a story to a furry, non-judgmental audience. You may bring your own book, or choose a library book. Please remember to be kind to our canine volunteers, and we hope that you enjoy this unique reading experience.


Your neighborhood library is filled with stacks of great books, but what do you do when it's raining, or you don't have transportation, or you don't feel like getting out of bed, and you just have to have something awesome to read?  Have you ever tried reading an eBook?  Well, now is the perfect time.  Read an eBook Day is coming! Start the search for your perfect eBook right here.  Just limit the eBook results by subject, or age group, to find your next great eRead.

Library Card Sign-up Month

Adult lib cardSome people come to the library all the time but don't have a library card. They probably don't realize that your first library card is FREE, and it only takes a few minutes to get one. Also, if you're only going to use our digital resources (eBooks, eAudio, databases, streaming movies, TV shows, and music, etc.), you don't even need to come to the library to set up a library card account. You can do it online! September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so now is a perfect time to get an account set up and start taking advantage of all your library offers!

Math & Physics-Grades 6-12

PhysicsWe are trying something new at the Fairbanks Library. We have two volunteers that will be available to help 6th-12th graders with their math or physics homework on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30. If you're a student in need of help, just stop by our meeting room during that time period.

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Precinct 4 Fun4Seniors Events

BatsIn September, Harris County Precinct 4’s Fun4Seniors program will be sponsoring two bus trips starting from the library parking lot. Contact the Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726 for more information about all of their offerings for adults age 50+.
On Saturday, September 10, take a trip to Caldwell, Texas, for the Kolache Festival. This trip is free. The bus departs at 8:30 am and returns at 5:00 pm.

FREE Computer Classes!

Here is our computer class schedule for September. Please call the branch at 713-466-4438 to register (unless you’re already in the building!)
Computer Basics, Saturday, 9/3, 10:30
Facebook, Wednesday, 9/7, 11:30
PowerPoint 2013, Wednesday, 9/14, 4:30
Beginner Internet, Saturday, 9/17, 10:30
Windows 10, Monday, 9/19, 4:00
LinkedIn, Wednesday, 9/21, 4:30
Computer Basics Wednesday, 9/28, 11:30.

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Pokémon Club Starts in September!

Beginning September 16, Pokémon Club will meet the 3rd Friday of every month, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. This is a staff supervised program, intended for grades 2-5. Members are encouraged to bring their Pokémon cards and/or DS. Additional Pokémon related activities may be provided by the library. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.

Back to School Stories

Whether you're fired up or bummed out about going back to school, we have some good reads with characters that you can relate to. Just visit the library to grab a book from one of the displays, or click to browse the library's OverDrive eReading Room for kids and teens.

Learning Express Database

Do you need help finding practice tests for official exams such as the GED, SAT, ASVAB, and others?  Would you like to have access to such tests 24/7?  Then look no further than the Learning Express Library which is one of the many databases available through the Harris County Public Library website.  To find test preparation information, practice tests, and information concerning jobs and careers, just click on http://www.hcpl.net/ref/dbsubs.htm#education.  Happy Studying!

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