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Texas Libraries Need Your Help

BudgetIn the last session of the Texas State Legislature, funding for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission was cut by 64%, and 80% of that 64% was money that the Texas State Library used to pass on to public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over the state.  In addition, because the legislature cut state funding so dramatically, Texas lost matching federal funds.  The state legislature reconvenes today.  If this library is important to you, please consider contacting our local state Senators and state Representatives and asking them to restore funding to Texas libraries.  You can call or stop by our reference desk to ask how you can help, or you can go to this link to find out who your state Sen

Financial Wellness Month

Dollar signYes, January is Financial Wellness Month!  Did you resolve to whip your finances into shape this year?  Your library has tons of free advice from famous authors like Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, and Dave Ramsey and lots of other authors who are not as famous but are also very knowledgeable.  Take a look at our online catalog or our personal finance bo

Donate Someone Else’s Money!

You can help pay for library materials and programs with someone else’s money!  All you have to do is get a Kroger cashier to scan your Kroger Plus card and the Friends of the Fairbanks Library’s barcode.  After that, when you use your Kroger Plus card, the Friends will earn points for an annual check from Kroger.  Please ask the library staff for the Friends' barcode.  Kroger PlusPlusKroger BarcodeEquals

Closed for Christmas

WreathAs noted to the left, the library will close 1 hour early on Friday and will be closed Saturday-Tuesday.  The Fairbanks Library staff wishes you and your loved ones safe and happy Christmas holidays.

Free Computer Classes: December & January

All classes are in the library's meeting room.
Beginner Excel, Thursday, 12/13, 3:30
Intermediate Excel, Thursday, 12/20, 3:30
Computer Basics, Thursday, 12/27, 11:00
Beginner Excel, Saturday, 12/29, 11:00
Intermediate Excel, Saturday, 12/29, 2:00
Beginner Word, Wednesday, 1/2, 3:30
Intermediate Word, Thursday, 1/3, 3:30
Beginner Internet, Thursday, 1/10, 10:00
Beginner Excel, Saturday, 1/12, 11:00
Intermediate Excel, Saturday, 1/12, 2:30
Computer Basics, Wednesday, 1/16, 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 1, Thursday, 1/17, 3:30
Beginner Email-Part 2, Thursday, 1/24, 3:30
Intro to PowerPoint, Saturday, 1/26, 11:00
How to Use Facebook, Wednesday, 1/30, 2:30
Computer Basics, Thursday, 1/31, 3:30

Book Sale This Saturday!

Book saleThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are having a book sale this Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 am-3 pm.  They are selling dozens of books that look brand new and would make fabulous, inexpensive Christmas gifts (as in $2 each or less).  They also have music CDs, books on CD, DVDs, and lots of VHS tapes.  Come to the sale Saturday and spend lots of money.  It’s all used to pay for library materials and programs.

What's Hot?

Notorious NineteenJust in case you’re wondering, these are the adult fiction books that have the longest waiting lists in HCPL and, therefore, might be considered the hottest fiction in the county right now:
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
3. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

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

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