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The Great Pumpkin Story Time

It's that time of the year when many of us look toward the pumpkin patch in anticipation of the Great Pumpkin bringing spooky stories from some of our favorite b-oooo-ks to share.  In celebration of this auspicious event, the Fairbanks Branch Library will host a Great Pumpkin Story Time at 7:00pm on Monday, October 26.  Ghouls and goblins are invited to wear their favorite costume and join us for some fun stories here at the library.  So 'Save the Date' and see you then!

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Fiesta @ Your Library

The Fairbanks Branch Library is proud to host a Fiesta celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, October 10, from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  We invite you to join us for refreshments, face painting, craft activities, door prizes--and a Pinata!  So plan to include a trip to the library as part of your activities for Saturday, October 10 and share our celebration with us.  See you then!

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Bulletin Board Smorgasbord

If you have not seen the latest designs for the bulletin boards in the meeting room here at Fairbanks Branch Library, then please take time to take a look.  The designs cover a wide range of interests, including spiders, ants, popcorn, cats, books, and spaghetti and meatballs falling as rain.  You can see the designs in person or take a look at the branch photos section where I have posted some pictures of these latest bulletin boards.  Cheers!

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Talk Like a Pirate @ Your Library

Did you know that September 19 is the offical "Talk Like a Pirate Day"?  Well, now you do and to help all landlubbers to get in the mood, the Fairbanks Branch Library has created a display of fiction and nonfiction books about pirates.  These books can really help you get "hooked" (Arrrgh!) on all matters piratical!  So, if you want to learn more about pirates, please weigh anchor and sail for the library and we can help you find what you need.  Yo Ho Ho!   

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Children's Fiction "Gems" Anyone?

One of the fun things I like to do is browse the new children's fiction books that are added to the collection at the library.  It is a pleasure to find a new book that has a richness of characterization as well as a compelling story.  Such books have a sparkle or brightness to them that draw me into the story and just keep me reading--often straight through to the end with no breaks.  These books I like to add it to my list of what I call "gems" of children's fiction.  And, fortunately, there are a lot of good writers who write for young audiences.  So, my question to you is if you have read any children's fiction lately that you would rate as a "gem"?

 

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