Small Business Resources

December happens to be National Write a Business Plan Month, the perfect time for thinking about starting a small business and for checking out one of the library’s newest databases, the Small Business Reference Center.  This new resource contains hundreds of full-text reference books, periodicals, and videos.  Browse by business area or business type, or go directly to business basics, or start-up kits and business plans.  Quickly access Nolo publications, Barnes Reports, and how-to videos and lectures by Harvard Business School, and browse start-up information by state, all free of charge.  For more resources search or browse the online catalog or stop by the library.  Visit the

Seasonal Reading

It's that time of the year when the weather turns cooler and people are planning holiday activities.  But you need some time during the holiday period to sit down with a good book with younger members of your family and friends.  To assist you in selecting some holiday picture books, the library staff has a special display, "Seasonal Reading."  Please browse the books there on your next visit to the library and check out some books to share.  Happy Reading!

Free Computer Classes

Computer class 2Use our computers or bring your own laptop.
Intermediate Word, Wednesday, 12/4, 4:00
Facebook, Wednesday, 12/11, 3:30
Computer Basics, Saturday, 12/14, 11:00
Beginner Excel, Monday, 12/16, 4:00
Intro to PowerPoint, Wednesday, 12/18, 3:30
Intermediate Excel, Monday, 12/23, 4:00
Computer Basics, Monday, 12/30, 4:00
All classes are in the library's meeting room.
Please stop by or call (713) 466-4438 to register.

Book Sale Saturday, December 7

Book sale 2The Friends of the Fairbanks Library are having a book sale Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 am-3 pm.  They are selling dozens of books that look brand new and would make fabulous, inexpensive Christmas gifts (about $2 each).  They also have music CDs, books on CD, DVDs, and lots of VHS tapes.  Come to the sale Saturday and spend lots of money.  It’s all used to pay for library materials and programs.

Happy Thanksgiving!

CornucopiaAs noted to the left, the library will close at 5:00 on Wednesday and will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday-Sunday.  The Fairbanks Library staff wishes you and your loved ones safe and happy Thanksgiving holidays.  [Clipart © Microsoft.]