Rainy Weather and Frogs

Some of the staff here at Fairbanks like to walk in the park after the close of our business day and we enjoy the walking path around the pond.  With the recent rains, the pond is quite full and has overflowed in some areas and created some fairly muddy spots in the path.  I like seeing the ducks as we walk and we have noticed some turtles and frogs.  Well, that got me to thinking about picuture books with frog stories which are always a favorite topic for story times.  So, we created a new display in the children's area of books about frogs and you are encouraged to visit the library and select some frog stories to share.  Thank you--and READIT! 

Looking for a Job?

Job Search BannerIf you are looking for a job, there a few ways that Harris County Public Library can help.  First of all, and most obviously, we have books.  In particular, we have books about how to write an excellent resume and cover letter and how do well at a job interview.  In addition, our computers have Microsoft Word, which has templates to help you type a professional-looking resume.  Last, but not least, if you click the "Looking for a job?" banner on our home page, you will find an excellent list of job search resources that our web site staff has put together for you.

Meow! Meow!

It's that time of the year when the Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch and visits the Fairbanks Branch Library to share stories and refreshments.  Don't forget our Great Pumpkin Story Time on Monday, October 26, at 7:00 PM.  And, of course, it also is the time of the year when cats bring their own special qualities to the festivities.  Short cats, long cats, thin cats, fat cats, cats in all their colorations!  To celebrate cats everywhere, the library created a display of picture books featuring our feline friends and we invite you to visit the library and browse the display and find a book for a purrrrfect read! 

Election Day - November 3

electionAre you ready to vote in the upcoming election? Election day is November 3. Early voting is October 19 through October 30. There are eleven proposed amendments to the state constitution on the ballot. Depending on where you live, you may also have an opportunity to vote in mayoral, city council, school district, community college district, or utility district elections. Your library has early voting locations, sample ballots, and voter’s guides to help you get ready.

Harris County Homeowner Disaster Recovery Program

The Harris County Homeowner Disaster Recovery Program (HDRP) is a voluntary program to assist homeowners who reside in Harris County but outside the City of Houston, whose homes were affected by Hurricane Ike by providing financial assistance to repair damage and when necessary reconstruct home.

Eligibility Requirements