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!

People Who Need "People"

Everybody knows libraries have books, but did you know that we also have newspapers and magazines? Fairbanks Library has about 80 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. Newspapers include the Houston Chronicle, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Investors’ Business Daily, Barron’s, and the Houston Business Journal. There are many different magazines for adults. They range from People and House Beautiful to Scientific American and Consumer Reports. And we didn’t forget the kids! We have magazines for them, too.

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!

Want to be green?

Are you looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly? Your neighborhood library can help. If you feel clueless, you could start with The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Living or 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth. If you want to take it further, you could move up to

What's going on?

On this web page, there is a photo of our building.  To the right of the photo are our hours, and under the hours, our phone number, the Branch Librarian's name and two inconspicuous little words, "Branch Calendar."  I'm mentioning this because those two words are so inconspicuous, but so important.  Clicking the words "Branch Calendar" will bring up an online calendar that shows you everything that's going on at our branch this month.  From there, you can click "Next" or the abbreviations for other months.  This is a great way to see both regular programs and special events that are going on at your neighborhood library.