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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.

Get Those Kids Moving!

ZumbaIt’s too hot to exercise outside, so how can your children burn off all that excess energy?  You could try checking out a kid-friendly exercise video from your library.  We recently discovered that Zumba really gets them moving.  In addition to Zumba DVDs, the library also has Denise Austin’s Fit Kids, Get Act

Get on the List!

Did you know that HCPL gets the hottest new DVDs shortly after they are released?  Here are some examples:
Cloud Atlas

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Jack, the Giant Slayer

Oz: The Great and Powerful

Silver Linings Playbook

Summer Reading-It’s Not Just for Kids

SRP 2013BHCPL’s Summer Reading Program is not just for children.  Adults can join in, too.  Just register online, read 5 books or 600 minutes between June 3 and August 10, log your titles or minutes online, and you’re automatically entered in drawings for ereaders and Amazon.com gift cards.  Give the Amazing Read challenges a try for additional fun!

Book Sale June 15

Book sale_3The Friends of the Fairbanks Library are having a book sale this Saturday, June 15, from 10:00-3:00, in the library meeting room. They have a great selection of all kinds of books, including many that look brand new.  They also have a lot of VHS tapes and some DVDs and CDs. The prices are fantastic! Come and buy lots of stuff! All proceeds benefit the Fairbanks Library and help provide funding for library programs and materials.  Anyone who is interested in helping set up for the sale on Friday or work the sale on Saturday, please leave your name and phone number with the library staff. [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

Book Sale Coming! Save the Date!

Coming SoonThe Friends of the Library will be having a book, video, and CD sale on Saturday, June 15, 10 am - 3 pm. We encourage everyone to come and buy lots of stuff! All proceeds help provide funding for library programs and materials. If you have any books, CDs or DVDs that are clean and in good condition, please donate them to the Friends for the sale. Donations are tax deductible. Anyone who is interested in helping set up the sale on Friday or work the sale on Saturday, please leave your name and phone number with the staff.

Amazing Tool for Readers and Teachers

Novelist PlusIf you’ve never used the NoveList Plus database, you’re missing out on an amazing tool.  The #1 thing that I use NoveList for is to find out the order of books in a series or the order of books written by an author.  Also, when I look up a book I liked in NoveList, it automatically displays book recommendations on the right side of the page.  You can also use the “Read-Alikes” link on the right side of the home page to look up an author and find out which other authors write similar books.  I have also used

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