December Fun for Teens

Grades 6-12 are invited to join us in the library meeting room for fun seasonal activities, this December.

Friday 12/2 3:30 - 5:30 PM Holiday Crafts
Make snow globes, origami ornaments, snowman decorations, and holiday snacks.  Call to sign up.

Friday 12/16 3:30 - 4:30 PM TAG Holiday Party
Teen Advisory Group meeting will feature a white elephant gift exchange and holiday snacks.  Apply to join at the library.

Monday 12/19 3:00 - 5:00 PM Holiday Movie Screening
Enjoy popcorn, drinks, candy, and a seasonal movie.

These programs are generously supported by the Friends of the Fairbanks Library.  Please call or visit the library for more information.

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Recipes for Holiday Success

Are you ready for the holidays?  We have books and magazines full of great recipes, crafts, and decor ideas to help make your holiday celebrations special.  Stop by the library and browse our seasonal displays for quick picks, or follow these links to browse the catalog for additional resources.

Thanksgiving Cookbooks

Thanksgiving Crafts

Christmas Cookbooks  

November Activities for Teens

Grades 6-12 are invited to join us at the Fairbanks Library for fun, seasonal activities in November.  This Friday, November 11, we will enjoy popcorn and a movie, in the meeting room.  This month's movie, is a time traveling comedy, that centers around an upcoming holiday.  The movie will begin at 3:30 PM, and end at 5:00 PM.  Then, on Friday, November 18, from 3:30 - 4:30, we will be making our own dream catchers, in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  Space and supplies are limited, so all participants need to call the library to register in advance for this craft.  These programs are made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Fairbanks Library.

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Medicare Seminar, Saturday

Hello Seniors. Have some questions about Medicare especially about Parts A, B, and D as well as the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage Plans and Supplements? Or do you have low income and you would like to see if Texas can give you financial assistance with Medicare cost? On Saturday, November 5 from 1-3pm, we will have a Medicare expert, Lou Allen (M.B.A.), who will explain how Medicare works and its different options and how they work. Seating is limited, so please call the library at 713-466-4438 to sign-up or if you have any questions.

LGBT History Month

In addition to being Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, October is also LGBT History Month.  Visit the official website for more information, including features on 31 icons.  You might be surprised by the notable figures, that you find.  You can also find LGBT themed books, for kids and teens, on display in the library through the end of the month.  Open one, and you will find a friend, a family member, yourself, or a new perspective.  We also still have limited quantities of our anti-bullying buttons, while supplies last.


Pumpkin Decorating

This year the library is having our first ever Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and we want you to join in.  So, what exactly is pumpkin decorating? Well, it's like making a Jack-O-Lantern, minus the carving, plus as many craft materials as you like, and all the imagination that you have.  If that's seems like too much math, just check out the included examples, and follow this link, for a Parents Magazine article, filled with no-carve pumpkin ideas for all ages.  You'll find even more Halloween crafting inspiration at the library; you can start browsing the collection, right here.


Digging Old Stuff

Next Saturday, October 22, Kleb Woods Nature Center in Tomball will host their annual "Digging Old Stuff" event. I went a few years ago and thought it was a great outing for a fall weekend. They have live music, blacksmiths, spinners & weavers, candle-making, fabric dyeing, woodworkers, and more. Click here for more information. 

Stop Bullying

You can help prevent bullying, by being a part of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Not sure where to get started? The library has a special display with helpful books about bullying, and even more materials on the subject of bullying are available in our online catalog. You can follow the link to StopBullying.gov for instant access to resources for kids, teens, parents, educators, and other members of the community. More ways to get involved can be found at the National Bullying Prevention Center.

Reminders about Good Stuff

I just wanted to make sure you don't forget two wonderful services offered by HCPL and Harris County Precinct 4.
First of all, remember that the Fairbanks Library offers free computer classes, including Computer Basics, Beginner Internet, Beginner Email, Beginner and Intermediate Microsoft Word, and Beginner and Intermediate Microsoft Excel, among others. Click here for the class schedule.
Also, if you're age 50 or better, Harris County Precinct 4 offers an outstanding variety of events and excursions. They have recently updated their web site so that you can register online and you can see which excursions still have space available.
These are great opportunities for learning and for fun!

Banned Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week, this weekend, by curling up with a banned book.  You might be surprised to find that many well known classics and bestsellers, and quite possibly, some of your own favorite books, have been banned or challenged in libraries within the United States.  We invite you to defend your right to choose what you read, by visiting the library and checking out a book from our display of banned books.

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