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We Have a Winner!

FB SRP winner All of the participants who logged 4 books that they read over the summer into HCPL’s adult summer reading program, ReaderNation, were entered into a random drawing for Amazon.com gift cards sponsored by the Harris County Friends of the Library.  The Fairbanks Branch customer who won a $50 gift card was Christy R.  Christy is an emergency veterinarian and the owner of a bird, a guinea pig and a couple of hamsters.  Christy’s mother was always reading to Christy and her sister and taking them to the public library when they were children.  So, Christy grew up with a love of reading and libraries.  Every time she moves to a new town, the first thing she does is find the nearest grocery store a

Thank you!

 Thank you-dog  Thank you very much to Shane Rasch of Rasch Graphics for re-binding a book that our library system desperately needed!  [Clipart © Jupiter Images.]

Volcanoes!

This week marks the anniversary of two of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history.  On August 24, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the town of Pompeii in ash and preserving a pristine record of life in the Roman Empire.  On August 27, 1883, Krakatoa, in Indonesia, exploded, killing 30,000 people, changing weather around the world, and creating the loudest sound in history.  The explosion was heard as much as 3000 miles away!  You can find adult books, children’s books, and DVDs about volcanoes under the call number 551.21.  These are just a few:

More Computer Classes

Woman at PCWe are really rolling on these computer classes now!  Offerings include Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Basic Microsoft Word, Intermediate Microsoft Word, Basic Microsoft Excel, and Intermediate Microsoft Excel.  Click here or on "Branch Calendar" above to see the schedule.  [Clipart © Microsoft.]

New Computer Classes Scheduled

We have scheduled the FREE computer classes for August 1-13 in the library meeting room.  

  8/1/11  Monday           1:00   Internet basics
  8/2/11  Tuesday         2:00   Email
  8/3/11  Wednesday   3:00   Microsoft Excel
8/11/11  Thursday       4:00   Computer basics
8/13/11  Saturday      10:00   Microsoft Excel
8/13/11  Saturday        2:00   Microsoft Word

These classes are designed for beginners, so don't be shy.  Give us a try!

Computer Classes!!

Computer classYes, the Fairbanks Branch is finally able to offer computer classes!  With the arrival of our Technology Training Assistant, Mr. Kenneth Flowers, we are now offering computer classes in the library meeting room.  We will start with a Computer Basics class on Monday, July 25 at 1:00.  Then on Saturday, July 30, we will offer a Basic Internet class at 12 pm and a Basic Microsoft Excel class at 3 pm.  Please stop by the customer service desk and let us know if you will be coming.  [Clipart © Microsoft.]

Meet the New Guy

KenThe Fairbanks Library is happy to welcome a new staff member, Mr. Kenneth Flowers.  His job title is Technology Training Assistant, which means that he’s here to teach computer classes and to help customers use the library’s computers.  Ken came to us from the City of Houston, where he was a professional trainer for the municipal court personnel.  He is originally from Gary, Indiana, but has lived in Houston for 25 years.  He has three grown daughters and one five-year-old grandson named Elijah.  Watch this page for computer class information!

Zombie Faces!

ZombieDo you love the way movie zombies look?  Well, Monday, July 11, is your big chance to look that way, too!  Come by the library at 2:00 pm and let Miss Jennifer paint you to look like a zombie.  You can disgust your parents and gross out your friends!

Author James Rollins in Houston

Devil ColonyBig name authors visit Houston all the time!  Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 29), James Rollins will be at Murder by the Book, which is on Bissonnet near Greenbriar.  Rollins is the author of about a dozen best-selling novels.  See the

We Saw Lisa See

Asian FanThis past Monday, some of the Fairbanks Book Club members and I went to see author Lisa See at Rice University.  She is an excellent speaker!  She told some funny stories about her personal life and she talked some about her new book, “Dreams of Joy,” and about the movie that’s coming out on July 15 based on her book “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.”  One of the interest

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