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.

Hispanic Heritage @ Your Library

September 15th is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and runs through mid-October. During this time, we honor the independence of the following Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile with cultural and festive programs.

Listed below are highlighted events for the weeks to come. The programs below do not require registration or tickets. To see our full calendar of Hispanic Heritage programs, click here.

Hispanic Heritage Festival 2008

Tuesday, 9/15

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!   

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"?