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Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingAs noted to the left, the library will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday-Sunday.  The Fairbanks Library staff wishes you and your loved ones safe and happy Thanksgiving holidays.

Want a Kindle Paperwhite?

Kindle PaperwhiteWould you like to have a Kindle Paperwhite, either for yourself or to give away as a gift?  The Harris County Friends of the Library will be giving away a Kindle Paperwhite, with a nice cover, on Monday, December 3rd.  You can be entered into the drawing by making a $10 donation to the county Friends group.  Donation slips are available at the customer service desk.  Proceeds will benefit all 26 Harris County branch libraries.

Free Computer Classes: November

All classes are in the library's meeting room.
Intro to PowerPoint, Saturday 11/3 11:00
Computer Basics, Wednesday 11/7 3:30
Beginner Email-Part 1, Thursday 11/8 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 2, Thursday 11/15 2:30
Beginner Word, Saturday 11/17 11:00
Intermediate Word, Saturday 11/17 2:00
Beginner Excel, Monday 11/19 3:30
Intermediate Excel, Wednesday 11/28 3:30
Intro to Linked-In, Thursday 11/29 2:30

Food Drive!

Food driveIn celebration of Gulf Coast Reads, the Fairbanks Library is sponsoring a food drive from October 10-20 to benefit the food pantry at Cypress Assistance Ministries.  The library will be accepting donations of canned foods, dry foods, infant diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, and paper towels.  Please drop off donations in the designated box inside the library, when the library is open.  Thank you for helping our community!

October is National Reading Group Month

Book clubA book club can be a great thing.  If you don’t believe it, there are some outstanding books you can read about book clubs, like Angry Housewives Eating Bon-bons and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  A book club gives you a chance to spend time with people that are a lot like you, or people that are interesting to talk to because they’re different from you.  We have a group that was organized through the Fairbanks Library but meets at a r

More Job-Hunting Help

Workforce Solutions will return to the Fairbanks Library in October to offer more FREE help to people looking for a job or a new job.  On Monday, October 8, from 2:00-4:00 pm, they will give advice on effective interviewing techniques, appropriate responses to common interview questions, and negotiating salary and benefits.  The interview is where jobs are won or lost, so learn how to maximize your chances.  The Monday, October 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm, Rebranding Your Skills session will teach you how to identify the skills that you have and how to present them to potential employers in a way that allows you to move into a new job or a new industry.  Please call (713) 466-4438 or stop by customer service to register.

Celebrate the Hispanic Heritage of Texas

MovieIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fairbanks Library will show a movie this Saturday (Sept. 22) at 1:30 about a young Texas woman who becomes the queen of Tejano music and then is tragically murdered.  Please let us know if you plan to come, so we’ll know how many snacks to buy. Our phone number is (713) 466-4438.  RATED PG. [Clipart ©JupiterImages.]

FREE Computer Classes

Computer classDo you feel lost when it comes to computers? Or maybe just a specific task you need to perform on the computer?  Check out our schedule of free computer classes on our Branch Calendar.  They include Computer Basics, Beginner Internet, Beginner Email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Facebook, and others.

Summer Winner

FBAdultSRP2012Virginia has been a Fairbanks Library customer for several years now, and I’m sure it has paid off in many ways.  This summer, though, it paid off in dollars.  Just for participating in our adult Summer Reading Program and reading at least 5 books between June 4 and August 11, Virginia won a $30 Amazon.com gift card.  Virginia, we hope you get something that you will enjoy a lot.  The rest of you might want to keep this opportunity in mind when next June rolls around.  Reading is fun anyway, and the chance to win a prize just makes it more fun.

Be a Volunteer ESL Tutor

TutorThere are a lot of people in the Fairbanks area who want to learn to read, write, and speak the English language.  If you have a little spare time, you can help them.  You don’t have to be able to speak a foreign language, and we will provide teaching materials for you.  If you are interested, please come to a training session for volunteer ESL tutors here at the Fairbanks Library on Friday, September 7, from 1:00-4:00 pm.  After the training session, we will try to match tutors with students who can meet on the same schedule.  To register, please call the library at (713) 466-4438.

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