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May the 4th Be With You!

I bet some people are asking what do I mean by "May the 4th Be With You!"  If you are a fan of the "Star Wars" books and movies, then you probably already know that it is a fun re-phrasing of "May the force be with you" from the movies.  In celebration of "Star Wars" and all those who enjoy space adventure stories, there is a display of "Star Wars" books here at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  Stop by.  Take a look.  Check out some books.  It's what any good Jedi Knight would do! !

Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage @ Preschool Story Time

One way that the Fairbanks Branch Library will celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month is during the regularly scheduled Preschool Story Time for Tuesday, May 01.  We will be sharing some favorite stories from Asian folklore as well as some of our favorite songs and a craft activity.  Please join us and Happy Reading!

Flowers @ Your Library

The Spring season certainly has begun in Houston and more and more plants and trees are growing and showing lots of bright colors.  I have noticed more flowers blooming recently and gathered a selection of books from the library collection for a display on flowers.  If you need some good books as resources for what flowers to plant for this area and how to take care of them, please come by the Fairbanks Branch and we can help you find what you need.  As always, if we do not have the material here, we can interlibrary loan it for you.  Happy Reading and Happy Gardening!

The Funny Zone

As April 1st comes closer, all you kids--and some adults, too--may be thinking about some of your favorite jokes and riddles you like to share with your friends and family.  To help you find new knock-knock jokes, elephant jokes, shaggy dog stories, riddles, and other funny material, please browse our "The Funny Zone" display of books.  You do not want to be caught short when someone asks you, "How can you tell if an elephant has been in your refrigerator?"  Happy Reading!  

Stories for Bedtime

Do you remember having a story or stories read to you at bedtime?  You probably had some favorite bedtime stories--I know that I certainly did.  To help you find some of those favorite bedtime stories and to discover some new stories to share, there is a new display for your browsing pleasure--"Bedtime Stories."  You will find stories about dreams, stories about wishes, lots and lots of stories!  Please take a look and checkout some stories to share.  Happy Reading!

Wild Weather @ Your Library

One of the first things you learn when you live in the Houston area is that if you do not like the weather, then just wait for an hour or so and the weather probably will change.  We certainly have had quite a few days lately of warm, muggy weather alternating with days of cooler weather for which you need to wear a coat or jacket.  And, lots and lots of rain the last few days as well.  Weather often changes dramatically, so we have created a new display of books about the weather for your browsing pleasure.  Please take a look on your next visit to the library and checkout some titles.  If you do not find what you need, please ask us and we will interlibrary loan material for you.  Happy Reading! 

Women's History & Health Resources

Would you like to learn more about the lives of some of the women who have made major contributions to history?  Do want to learn more about some of the important health issues and concerns for women?  Then please browse our two new displays here at the Fairbanks Branch Library:  "Women's History" and "Women's Health Resources."  You fill find informational books about health issues, and also biographies of some famous women throughout history.  If you don't find what you need, please tell us and we will interlibrary loan what you need.  Happy Reading!

The Cat in the Hat@Fairbanks Branch Library

It's that time of year again!  The Cat in the Hat is scheduled to visit the Fairbanks Branch Library Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM and the Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, March 01, 2012 at 10:30 AM.  Both story time programs are in the meeting room at the library.  During the Preschool Story Time the Cat in the Hat will share stories, songs, and a craft.  During the Toddler Story Time, the Cat in the Hat will lead you in rhymes, chants, and songs, plus share a story or two with everyone.  So, don't miss your chance to share some "purrrfect" fun with the famous Cat.  See you there and Happy Reading!   

Prescription for Murder

Do you like to read mysteries and suspense stories?  Do you like medical thrillers and mysteries with a forensic touch?  Then you should browse our new display called "Prescription for Murder" and I am sure you can find some interesting and intriguing good reads we have placed there.  If you already have some favorite authors, please ask us to interlibrary loan titles for you or place a request for you on new titles that are "on order."  Don't forget that our interlibrary loan service includes requesting titles from libraries all across the fifty states.  Happy Reading!  

Celebrating African-American Authors & Illustrators

Many of the finest picture books and fiction for young readers are authored and/or illustrated by African American writers.  To celebrate African American authors and illustrators, the library has a new display of books for you to browse and share with children.  And those are just a few of the many books and other materials the Harris County Public Library has available for you to use.  The library staff can always help you find what  you need, so please ask us.  Happy Reading!

  

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