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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

June is a great time for enjoying nature; school is already out, but the summer heat is not quite here yet.  Those may be a couple of the reasons that June is Great Outdoors Month.  Start off by attending our children’s program, Nature Poetry in Song, this Thursday from 11 am to 12 pm.  While you’re here, check out some books on outdoor activ

What Will You Be Reading This Summer?

Have you picked out your summer reading yet?  Whether your summer vacation plans include beach reading or required school reading, now is the time to start thinking about selecting and requesting books that are new, popular, and in high demand.  Many of us enjoy reading the same books, so don’t wait until the last minute to request Lone Star,

Make Plans for a Healthy Future

Being healthy is a lifelong goal that becomes more challenging as we age.  An important part of achieving and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is being safe and avoiding injury.  In the library catalog, you will find many books on healthy aging and helpful resources on preventing accidents.  Take a look at some of the great books available right now at Fairbanks.  

 

 

 

For The Love of Animals

How do you show your love for animals?  This week has been set aside as National Pet Week and also as Be Kind to Animals Week®, which is currently celebrating it’s 99th year.  It’s the perfect time for showing some extra appreciation for the furry friends and family in your life and for learning about how to share the love by helping out ones that you’ve never even met.  Visit the links above for more information and for opportunities to get involved.  You can also find a variety of resources on the topic of Animal Welfare, in the library’s catalog.&nbs

Choose Privacy

Do you value your privacy?  Is your personal information safe from prying eyes?  May 1 – May 7 is Choose Privacy Week, a time for discussing and learning more about privacy.  In the digital age, it can be difficult to protect your personal information.  Library records are confidential and protected by law, but what about information that you willingly share with others, sometimes without even realizing it?  The library has helpful resources for learning more about your privacy rights and protecting yourself in

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Fairbanks Library and picking up some books on nature conservation or sustainable living.  These are a few of the books currently checked in at Fairbanks.

National Library Week 2014

Libraries change lives, and this week we encourage you to share your library stories with others.  You can tweet  your experiences to #LivesChange and #NLW14 or share a more detailed story at AtYourLibrary.org/LibraryStories.  Show others the value of the programs and access to information that libraries provide for their communities.  Help change someone else’s life by sharing your story.

Explore Your Career Options

Whether you’re still in school, trying to enter the workforce, or just ready for a change, we have resources to help you choose and prepare for your career path.  Visit the Fairbanks Library to browse our Career Books section, which currently holds 179 books to help you on your way.  You’ll find many interesting titles including the following.

12 Steps to a New Career: What to Do When You Want to Make a Change Now!

April is National Poetry Month

Welcome the Spring season by enjoying some beautiful poetry.  Visit the Fairbanks Library to select a book from our poetry display or browse our shelves to see what you discover.  You’ll find American poets shelved in the 811s, English poets in the 821s, French poets in the 841s, Italian poets in the 851s, Spanish poets in the 861s, and East Indo-European poets in the 891s.  Find poetry on a particular topic by visiting the online catalog and then selecting browse search and searching for the subject “poetry”.  You can then choose from a list of topics including

National Women's History Month

Celebrate Women’s History by discovering more about some of the many women who have helped shape our world.  To get you started, here are some links to resources, both in the library and beyond.

Access the Biography in Context database and choose “Browse People” and then the category “Notable Women” to view a list 138 women with remarkable achievements.  In addition to the biographies, each entry includes a collection of multimedia content, reference materials, and news articles.

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