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Popular Picks @ Your Library

One of the most used book displays at the Fairbanks Branch Library is "Popular Picks" which features books that are popular with library customers and members of the library staff.  These recommended titles cover a wide range of genres from mysteries and suspense to romance and realism.  Whenever you visit the library, please be sure to see what titles are on this display and you just might see a title that catches your interest.  If there is a book that you want and we do not have it here at Fairbanks, just let us know and we will interlibrary loan a copy for you, either from within our library system, or from a library in Texas or from either of the other forty-nine states. 

Go Green! @ Your Library

Hey kids!  Would you like to help save the environment?  Are you ready to Go Green! @ Your Library?  Check out our display of ecology-themed picture books here at Fairbanks Branch Library and see how some of your favorite children's stories characters are working to be kind to Planet Earth. 

Princesses & Frogs

Would a princess really kiss a frog?  Some stories say Yes, and others would say No.  For some fun reading of stories about princesses and frogs, check one of our latest displays featuring picture books about princesses and also picture books about frogs.  Then you can decide for yourself if it would be worth it to kiss that frog.

How To Almost Anything Manuals @ Your Library

If you have ever wondered how to learn to do certain things--like podcasting, computers, lawn care--then checking out a good "how to" manual or handbook is just what you need.  To help you find the right handbook for what you want to learn to do, please take a look at a new book display at the library, "Handbooks for Dummies."  If you don't see what you need, then ask us and we are happy to request the right book for you.

Pirates!

Avast!  Do you like stories about pirates?  Then we have the display of books with colorful stories about pirates for you!  When you visit the library please look at our display of books about pirates which is near the front desk where you checkout and return books.  As always, if we do not have the book you need, then we can interlibrary loan the book for you.     

Cloak & Dagger Reading @ your library

On your next visit to Fairbanks Branch Library, please take a look at our "Cloak & Dagger" display where we have placed some of our favorite titles about spies, inlcuding some stories about teenage spies.  If you like suspense and espionage stories, then this display is for you.  Take a look, and check out some books! 

The Fairbanks "Academy" Votes

Thank You! to everyone who voted in the 2010 Oscar Picks here at Fairbanks Branch Library.  The ballots have been tallied and here are the results which you can compare to the announcements at the Oscars last Sunday, March 07:

Best Picture:  "Up"

Best Director:  James Cameron for "Avatar"

Best Actress:  Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"

Best Actor:  George Clooney in "Up in the Air"

 

Oscar Voting @ your library

A reminder that time is running out for you to vote for your choice as Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director at the Fairbanks Branch Library.  Pick up your ballot at the front desk and circle your choices and place in the jar on the display featuring books that have been made into movies.  Ballots will be accepted through Saturday, March 06.  Ballots will be tallied on Monday, March 8, and the results posted here on this blog.

Rodeo Time @ Your Library

It is that time of the year for putting on your cowboy boots and hat to celebrate rodeo time here in Houston.  To help get you and your kids ready, the Fairbanks Branch has a special display of cowboy and rodeo stories, "Boot Scootin' Books!"  Saddle up and get on down to the library and rope a few books for fun reading.  We'll be looking for you! 

Oscar Voting @ Your Library

The staff here at Fairbanks Branch thought we would like to do something a little different this year regarding the Oscar nominations.  Rather than just share among ourselves our preferences for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director, we want you to vote for those categories, too.  We have a new display of books that have been turned into movies, "Books on the Big Screen," and there is a jar in which to place a completed ballot.  The ballots are available at the front desk (where you check out items and ask questions), so just ask for a ballot, circle your choices for the the four categories, and drop it in the jar.  After the awards are announced on March 7 at the big ceremony, I will blog here as to who won according to the tally of your votes.  See you soon at Fairbanks Branch and don't forget to get your Oscar ballot and vote!

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