Until Monday . . .

Pilgrim turkey 2All of us wish all of you safe and happy Thanksgiving holidays.

Movies for the holiday @ Your Library

Since the Fairbanks Branch will be closed November 24-27, this is the time to start thinking about visiting the library and checking out some entertaining movies to watch during the holiday period.  The library has a good collection of movies from which to choose--action & adventure, mysteries & suspense, anime films, romantic dramas and comedies, cartoons, and many more.  Don't wait until it's too late to find just those movies you want to watch and share with family and friends during the holiday.  See you soon and Happy Viewing!

Closing for Thanksgiving

Pilgrim turkeyI'm sure our web site staff will be posting this soon, but I just wanted to give you a heads-up.  We will be closed for Thanksgiving from Thursday, November 24, through Sunday, November 27.  That’s why none of your library items are due on those 4 days.  smiley  [Clipart © Microsoft.]

Libraries – The Original Recyclers

RecycleI had never thought about it that way.  Then yesterday I saw two t-shirts, one that said, “Libraries: Recycling since 300 B.C.” and one that said, “Read Green: Borrow from Your Public Library.”  Wow!  Imagine all of the trees that have been saved by people sharing books (scrolls, manuscripts, etc.) through libraries in the past 2300 years.  That’s a lot of trees.  We were eco-friendly when eco-friendly wasn’t cool.  And now we’re sharing CDs and DVDs, so that’s like recycling, too.  FYI, November 15 is America Recycles Day.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images.]

Finding Your Roots @Your Library

At one time or another, we all become interested in finding out about our individual family history--the family origins, how the family name came about, family ancestors, and other family history.  Various books are available to help with researching family history, and we have a new display of several recommended titles to guide you on your search.  The Harris County Public Library also provides access to genealogical databases which provide comprehensive treasuries of family lineage and local histories and which can be used to trace family lineage and American culture from the original 13 colonies.  Happy Reading and Researching!