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Summer Volunteers

VolunteersAre you between the ages of 14 and 94? Do you need volunteer hours for an organization you belong to or for college applications? Or, do you just want to do something to help out in your community? Please consider volunteering at your neighborhood library this summer. There’s a lot to do and the staff would really appreciate your help! [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

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The Japanese Who Came to America

ManzanarIn recognition of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, the Fairbanks Library is hosting a discussion on Monday, May 10, of the book Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War 2. If you’d like to participate in the discussion, please join us in the library meeting room at 6:30 pm.

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We Found Them for You

Worldwide webLooking for information on the internet using a search engine can be overwhelming. Do you ever wish you had a list of good web sites to go to for this or that? You’re in luck, because HCPL’s web staff has made lists for you. To get to them, click our Websites tab and look in the “Find” box on the left for the categories. The “Ready Reference” category includes links for dictionaries, directories, conversions, and translations, among other things....

We’re a Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock & Roll

MusicWhen you think of the library, I bet you don’t think of music CDs. You should, though, because Harris County Public Library has over 9600 titles. [I found out by typing “sound recording music” in the catalog search box on our home page. You can find the music you’re interested in by adding the genre, the artist, or a title to the search terms.] We have all genres, including rock, pop, country, R & B, classical, Latin, gospel, jazz, and others, plus tons of music for kids. Check it out! It’s a great way to test-drive a CD before you decide whether to buy it....

FREE SAT Practice Test

SAT guideIt could be the most important (and expensive) test of your life! What could be better than taking a practice test for FREE? The Princeton Review is offering a free SAT practice test on Saturday, April 24th, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Fairbanks Library. They will come back two weeks later, on Saturday, May 8th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to give students their scores and a detailed analysis of what looks good and what the students can do to improve their scores. Call the library at (713) 466-4438 to register to take advantage of this priceless opportunity. Can't make it to the session? Check out one of our SAT study guides!

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