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Slither In @ Your Library

Do you know how many types of snakes are found in the Houston area?  Do you know how many of these are poisonous snakes?  If you would like to find out and learn more about snakes and actually touch and hold some snakes, then join us this Thursday morning at 10:30 am in the meeting room of the Fairbanks Branch Library.  Mr. Clint of Texas Snakes will be here with some of his snakes to talk about snakes and snake safety.  So, slither on in!

    

Teen Gourmet @ Your Library

Save the date!  Monday, June 11, at 2:00 pm!  Get your chef's hat and your sweet tooth and join us for Teen Gourmet time in the meeting room at the Fairbanks Branch Library. Teens can make things like egg-less cookie dough; rice crispy treats--using different add-ins, food colorings, and shapes to make these extra fun; molded chocolates using sprinkles and other add-ins to make them extra tasty; or cake pops. Don't forget--Monday, June 11, at 2:00 pm.  Sweeten up your summer and don't forget to sign-up for the Summer Reading Program beginning on June 4.  Happy Summer and Happy Reading!

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Don't Leave Home Without One!

What should you never leave home without, especially if you are taking a trip?  A travel guide, of course!  As summer gets closer and students will be out of school for the summer, it's time to think about vacations and where to go.  To help you plan your summer vacation, we have a new display of travel guides for traveling in our 50 states and also outside the country.  Please plan a trip to the library and browse the display.  If we don't have the travel guide you need, please ask us and we will interlibrary loan one for you.  Happy Summer Vacation Planning!

 

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Celebrating Maurice Sendak

Although Maurice Sendak the man is now no longer with us, he has left an outstanding number of internationally acclaimed children's picture books to charm and delight young readers (and older readers, too!) now and in the future.  To honor this great writer and illustrator, we have a special display of his books here at the Fairbanks Branch Library for your browsing pleasure.  On your next visit, please have a look and I bet you will find a title that you fondly remember reading and will want to read again and share with others.  Keep Reading!

Bite Into A Good Book!

Sharks!  Crocodiles!  Snakes!  Pretty scary creatures, especially with their sharp and deadly teeth.  Yet, they are fascinating to read about (move over, dinosaurs!).  Want to know more about these creatures that can really take a "bite" out of reading?  Check out our newest display--"Bite Into a Good Book!"  These books will just whet your appetite to learn more.  Happy Reading!

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!

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