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Great-looking Book Bags for Sale

Book bagsThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are selling beautiful book bags in royal blue, purple and maroon.  They are an amazing deal at only $2 each, and the net proceeds help fund library materials and programs.  These bags are made of tough, earth-friendly recycled materials and could also be used for shopping, so you may want to buy several!

50 or Better? Good Stuff Coming!

/Fun4Seniors LogoOn October 30, Fun4Seniors is travelling to Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson. The Center is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In November the bus heads west to LaGrange for an interesting history lesson of the area. Scare up some fun on Halloween at the Harvest Moon Costume Dance at the Humble Civic Center – transportation is available from the library!

Free Computer Classes for September

Computer class 2Use our computers or bring your own laptop.
Beginner Word, Thursday, 9/5, 4:00
Computer Basics, Saturday, 9/7, 11:00
Computer Basics-Part 2, Saturday, 9/7, 2:00
Beginner Excel, Monday, 9/9, 4:30
Beginner Internet, Wednesday, 9/11, 3:30
Intermediate Excel, Monday, 9/16, 4:30
Beginner Email-Part 1, Wednesday, 9/18, 3:30
Are You Safe on the Internet, Saturday, 9/21, 11:00
PowerPoint, Monday, 9/23, 4:30
Beginner Email-Part 2, Wednesday, 9/25
LinkedIn, Monday, 9/30, 4:30
All classes are in the library's meeting room.
Please stop by or call (713) 466-4438 to register.

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Homework Help

Databases tabAre you ready for the homework assignments to start?  In addition to having books that you are required to read for school and books full of science project ideas, Harris County Public Library has databases that can be a huge help in getting your homework done.  With your library card, you can even access our databases over the internet when the library is closed.  You can get magazine and journal articles, Opposing Viewpoints articles, literary criticism, and enc

Readers are Winners!

SRP winnerSami B. has been a public library user since she was a small child. She enjoys reading sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult fiction. She didn’t get as much reading done this summer as she had hoped, but she read enough for it to pay off. For participating in our adult Summer Reading Program and reading at least 5 books between June 3 and August 10, Sami was entered into a random drawing and she won a $30 Amazon.com gift card.  Reading is pays off in many ways, and the chance to win a prize makes it even more fun!

Summer Reading Ends Soon!

SRP 2013BThe Summer Reading Programs officially end this Saturday, August 10.  So, hurry up and record all the books you’ve read since June 3!  Depending on whether you’re a child, a teen or an adult, you could get  a certificate, a free book, a satin ribbon, a glow-in-the-dark water bottle, a chance at a bookstore gift card valued at $50-$200, or a chance at an e-reader!  If you have any questions, just ask the library staff.

Harry Potter’s & J.K. Rowling’s Birthday - July 31

Harry PotterIt has been nearly 6 years since the last Harry Potter book was published in the US.  Does that mean that there are millions of American children that haven’t read the Harry Potter books?  I hope not!  The Harry Potter books teach us that love and friendship are more powerful tha

Give Kroger’s Money to the Library

Kroger PlusIf you shop at Kroger, you can support the Friends of the Fairbanks Library by linking your Kroger Plus Card to the Friends of the Library on Kroger’s Community Rewards® Program web page.  To get started, sign up with your Plus Card and select the Friends as the organization you wish to support.  Once you're enrolled, you'll earn money for the Friends every time you shop and use your Plus Card!  The Friends use the money for library programs, materials, equipment, and staffing.

Vacation Causing You to Miss Your Library “Holds?”

VacationIf you have requested a library item from another branch and you realize that it is likely to arrive when you are out of town, you can suspend your request until a more convenient date, without losing your place in line.  To suspend a request through our web site, go to “my account,” log in with your library card number and PIN, and click “hold requests.” Next to “Requested items not yet available,” select the date that you want the hold to reactivate, put check marks in the boxes next to the items you want to suspend, and click the “change status” button.  That’s it.  Your requests will automatically reactivate on the date that you chose.  Feel free to talk to the staff about suspending requests.  [Cl

On the Road Again

Bus 1_0Harris County Precinct 4’s Fun4Seniors program has partnered with the Fairbanks Library to offer monthly bus trips for individuals age 50 and better.  The July trip will be Wednesday, July 31, to the George (H. W.) Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station.  I have heard that everyone should visit this library, regardless of his or her political leanings.  The bus will depart from the library parking lot at 7:45 am and return about 4:45 pm.  Cost for this event is $8 per person, with lunch on your own at Cotton Patch Café.  For more information call 281-324-3373.  Before your registration can be confirmed, payment by check, payable to Fun4Seniors, must be received at the May Community Center, 2100 Wolf Road, Huffman, TX 77336.

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