The Next 50+ Adventure!

Buffalo Bayou BoatJoin the Precinct 4 Fun4Seniors group on Thursday, October 8, for a guided tour on the Spirit of the Bayou pontoon boat through the heart of downtown Houston along the historic Buffalo Bayou.  Starting at Allen’s Landing, our city’s birthplace, view the redeveloped Sesquicentennial Park and Sabine Promenade. Next, visit Phoenicia Specialty Foods for lunch (at your own expense).

Celebrating Firefighters

Among the many community helpers who serve their fellow citizens are firefighters.  Without their commitment to service, our lives would not be as safe.  So, please help us to celebrate our gallant and heroic firefighters by browsing our new display, "Celebrating Firefighters," and checking out some books to take and share with family and friends.  Happy Reading!

Texas Rice Festival with Fun4Seniors

Johnny LeeTake a fun trip to the Texas Rice Festival in Winnie with the Precinct 4 Seniors on Saturday, October 3. The Festival features amazing food, live entertainment, pageants, an arts and crafts show, an art and photography exhibit, an antique car show, livestock shows, and all kinds of contests. There is no charge for seniors 65 and older. Tickets are $10 for adults under 65 and can be purchased at the gate. Lunch is on your own at the festival. Bus transportation is provided from the Fairbanks Library departing at 10:30 a.m.

Batman Celebration

Calling all Batman fans!  Please join us this Saturday, September 26, as we celebrate the career of the legendary Caped Crusader.  Activities and snacks will be part of the celebration event which will be in the library's meeting room at 2:00 PM.  Costuming is welcome.  See you in the library batcave for fun and food! 

Lunar Reading @ Your Library

Want to learn more about the moon?  Would you like to read stories featuring the moon?  Then browse the library's latest display of books, "Lunar Reading."  You will find a selection of titles about the moon that can educate and entertain.  Please check them out on your next visit to the library and take some to share with family and friends.  Happy Reading!

What We Read on Our Summer Vacation

This summer, nearly 75,000 items were checked out at Fairbanks!  So, what were most of us reading?  Let’s look at the top 5 titles for Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult fiction.  What did you think of these titles?  Did you read any others that you'd like to share?





Juvenile Fiction

Fun4Seniors Goes Danish

Danish MuseumHow about a short hour-and-a-half road trip, some painless education, and a delicious lunch? Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program is offering a trip to the Danish Heritage Museum in Danevang, Texas, for people age 50 or better. The trip is on Wednesday, September 30, and includes a bus ride from our parking lot to the museum, a tour, a Danish lunch, and a ride back for only $25. For additional information and registration, please call Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726.

America's Deadliest Storm

September 8 is the anniversary of a tremendously important event in the history of Galveston and Texas. It was on the evening of September 8, 1900 that a category 4 hurricane hit Galveston and nearly wiped it off the map. It was the deadliest natural disaster in US history, killing somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people. Before the storm, Galveston was a rich, cultured, and thriving seaport city. Afterward, it was mud, ruins, and dead bodies. It’s a truly dramatic story. For more information, check out the library’s nonfiction and fictional materials, including:

Celebrating Grandparents

Mother's Day is celebrated in May and Father's Day in June.  But what about Grandparents?  That is celebrated in September and this year falls on Sunday, September 13.  To help you celebrate Grandparents Day we have a new display of children's picture books for you to check out and share with family and friends.  Please browse this selection on your next visit to the library.  Happy Reading!

Twilight Day @ Fairbanks!

Can't make it to Forks for the annual event?  Celebrate the Twilight saga, with fellow fans, right here at Fairbanks.  Join us Saturday, September 19, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, in the library meeting room, for Twilight food, films, and lots of fun.  Don't miss this chance to meet fellow Twihards and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series.

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