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Harlem Renaissance Storytime

JJoin us for our Harlem Renaissance Preschool Storytime next Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30 am in celebration of Black History Month. All kids 3-5 are welcome, but you do need a free ticket to enter. The tickets will be in the children's area when the library opens at 10 am.

Teens Celebrating African American History Month

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us this week for a celebration of African American History Month.  Our monthly teen movie screening, this Friday, February 17, 2017, will feature a movie about a prominent African American figure.  Join us in the meeting room, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  We will have fresh popcorn, cold drinks, and a selection of recommended books and movies for you to check out.  There are also many great selections available on our seasonal library displays, including biographies, historical fiction, and genre fiction by African American authors.

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African Art Exhibit at Fairbanks

Hello Everyone. In honor of Black History Month, we will be hosting the Gite Gallery on Saturday, Feb 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. They will be bringing with them exquisite pieces of African Art ranging from sculptures to paintings and talking about their stories. This exhibit is free and there's no need to register. You can come anytime between 3:00 to 5:00 pm in our meeting room for the "tour." You can also check our Events Calendar for more Black History Month Events at Fairbanks online. See you there!

Anti-Valentine Fun for Teens

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an Anti-Valentine's Day party, in the library meeting room, on Tuesday, February 14, from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.  We will have lots of heart-breaking fun, including a piñata, balloons, and a game called Musical Hearts.  Then, enjoy a teen movie about an unconventional romance, between a teenage girl and a zombie.  Snacks and drinks will be provided, and no registration is necessary.  

Grade School Valentine's Party

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A Proclamation from the Children's Librarian to remind you of the Royal Reception for grades K-5 this Friday at 4:30 pm. There will be fractured fairy tales, dancing, food, and crafts. Call the library at 713-466-4438 to reserve your spot.

Get Ready for Super Bowl Weekend!

Are you ready for a weekend full of food, fun, and football?  If you're looking for last minute recipes or entertainment, we've got you covered.  We'll be refilling our Super Bowl displays all weekend, until all of our tasty cookbooks and action-packed football stories are checked out.  If you're too busy to stop by the library, take a look at the eBooks, digital magazines, and more that are available right here, on the eBranch, including current issues of popular cooking magazines.

 

Royal Reception

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  All Kings, Queens, Princes and Princess are formally invited to a Valentine Celebration filled with fractured fairy-tales, crafts, dancing and refreshments.  This celebration is for grade school aged kids and space is limited.  Call 713-466-4438 to reserve your space on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 pm.

Preschool and Toddler Storytimes

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with friends and family while some of enjoy watching the Super Bowl.  This is just a reminder starting next week all kids will have to have a ticket before attending Preschool Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30 am or Toddler Storytime on Wednesday at 10:30 am.  The tickets will be on a table in the Children's Area starting when we open to pick up.  This is a measure put in place to insure everyone's safety in case of an emergency.  

Houston Author Read Aloud at Fairbanks

On Tuesday, February 7 at 4 pm, we will be hosting a read aloud by Houston author Beatriz Chapa, for 2nd to 4th graders. She will be reading her new book Fruition, which takes place in Houston where four caterpillars take on a perfect adventure.  To sign up your children, please call 713-466-4438. See you there!

Rhythmic Books Your Toddler Will Love

Finding a book that a two year old will sit through is hard enough.  Finding one they will actually enjoy?  Yikes!  Some things to look for are books with rhythm and rhyming.  There's a reason Dr. Seuss and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom are so popular!  The rhythm in these books allows for easier storytelling and helps your toddler develop their language skills.  It allows them to differentiate sounds and recognize words.  Plus, they're just fun! 

Here's some more examples of great Toddler books with rhythm:


 Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

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