Fairbanks Recommends: Read It Before You See It

Many books that have been popular among Fairbanks staff and patrons have now been adapted into films that are being released this year.  Listed below are 18 books that have inspired new films, along with their scheduled release dates.  Follow the links to the catalog for summaries, reviews, and to place requests, or visit OverDrive to download the eBook.

Help With Income Tax Forms

Tax form 1040It’s time again to fill out those pesky income tax forms.  Fortunately, AARP volunteers trained by the IRS will once again be at the Fairbanks Library 3 days per week to help people complete and file their federal income tax forms.  There are no age or income requirements for receiving help from the volunteers.  They will be here from February 1 through April 14, Mondays from 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursdays from 1 pm - 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm.  The volunteers offer assistance only in person (not by telephone) and only on a first come, first served basis (no appointments).

Celebrating the Year of the Horse

Did you know that Chinese New Year is about to begin?  And that the Year of the Snake is ending and replaced by the Year of the Horse?  For some good picture book reading celebrating Chinese New Year, please browse our new display "Celebrating the Year of the Horse" and select some titles to check out and share with family and friends.  Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Reading! 

Yes, We're Open!

SnowmanThe Fairbanks Branch is open our normal hours.  It's takes more than a little ice and snow to keep the library from be available for you.  [Clipart © JupiterImages.com] 

Getting Ready for Income Tax Time

It’s that time of year again, the time for gathering together everything needed to prepare your income taxes--forms, instructions, and even advice or assistance.  Income tax forms and instructions should be arriving at the library sometime within the next month; however there are many other helpful resources, some of which are already available.  Printable forms, electronic filing information, and more can be found at IRS.GOV.  Free tax preparation will be provided at Fairbanks by the AARP on Saturdays 10 am-2 pm, and Mondays and Thursdays 1 pm-5 pm from February 1 through April 14.  More information, including additional locations and a list of what documents to bring with you, is provided at