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New Needlecraft Club at Fairbanks

Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting, or other needlecraft supplies and projects to the Fairbanks meeting room, and share your ideas, questions, and love of needlecrafts with others.  Learn from the experience of advanced members, and advise those who are just beginning.  This brand new club is scheduled to meet the on first and third Wednesday of every month, from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm.  The first meeting will be next week, January 15; you can view future dates by opening our events calendar.  While you’re at the library, ask about books and videos for all knowledge levels, including resources to teach yourself crochet, knitting, quilting, and more, or search the online catalog and request your materials...

What We Read in 2013

Every year Fairbanks readers check out thousands of books, but many of those checkouts are the same titles and even the same exact copies being checked out by new readers.  So what were most of us reading this past year?  Let’s look at the Top 5 fiction titles.
 

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Cozy Up With a Good Book

There’s still time to pick up a good book to enjoy over your winter vacation.  Our adult Seasonal Reading display is fully stocked with seasonal classics and new favorites, ready for you to grab and go on your merry way.  If you can’t make it in, check out our selection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, and there’s never a wait for classics like Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol which can be accessed through the “Always Available” section of OverDrive.

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Small Business Resources

December happens to be National Write a Business Plan Month, the perfect time for thinking about starting a small business and for checking out one of the library’s newest databases, the Small Business Reference Center.  This new resource contains hundreds of full-text reference books, periodicals, and videos.  Browse by business area or business type, or go directly to business basics, or start-up kits and business plans.  Quickly access Nolo publications, Barnes Reports, and how-to videos and lectures by Harvard Business School, and browse start-up information by state, all free of charge.  For more resources search or browse the online catalog or stop by the library.  Visit the

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time for increasing awareness of the growing disease.  To get involved, and for information on living with diabetes, as well as food and fitness resources, including holiday recipes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.  For more information on diabetes and healthy cooking, visit the Fairbanks Library or access our electronic resources from home.  At our library, you will find the magazines Cooking Light, Prevention, and Yo Con Diabetes, as well as numerous resources on our shelves at 616.462 and at 641.563.  Access Diabetes in the News, Better Nutrition, and Prevention through MasterFILE Premier. The

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