Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is observed in the United States every year on the second Monday of October. The holiday celebrates Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Lucky for all you book lovers, the library is open on Columbus Day!

Here are some fiction and non-fiction children's books about Christopher Columbus that we have checked in:

A Harvest of Books

It's that time of the year when the weather begins to turn cooler, leaves start to turn different colors, and we start to think about the various holidays to be celebrated from now to the end of the year.  To help you find good picture books about the changing season, we have created a new display of titles to check out and share with youngsters, "A Harvest of Books."  Our selection includes books about harvesting, the Fall season, and, of course, pumpkins!  Please browse the display on your next visit to the library and I bet you will find some books to take home.  If not, please ask us and we will find what you need.  Happy Harvest Reading! 

Remember, We Have Cookbooks

Cookbook-CheapI just discovered that, among many others things, October is National Cookbook Month.  So, I thought it would be a good time to remind you that Harris County Public Library has thousands of cookbooks!  Not just cookbooks for fun desserts, we also have them for diabetes-friendly or gluten-free foods, main courses, foreign foods, vegetarian and vegan foods, and just about anything else you can imagine.  Tired of the same old stuff?  Stop by and see what we have!

Picture Books with a Latin Flavor

Looking for some children's picture books to help celebrate Hispanic-Heritage Month?  Just come on in to the Fairbanks Branch Library and browse our latest book display, "Celebrating Hispanic-Heritage Month," and you will find some recommended stories to check out and share with children.  And, many of the books are bilingual so you can read the story in both Spanish and English.  See you soon!  and Happy Reading!

Free Seminars for Job Seekers & Career Changers

MeetingThe Fairbanks Branch of Harris County Public Library is partnering with Workforce Solutions to offer a series of free workshops for people who are searching for jobs or looking to make a career change.  All of the workshops will be at Fairbanks Branch Library at 7122 N. Gessner and all will be from 2 pm to approximately 4 pm.  Please register by calling the library at (713) 466-4438.  The dates and topics for the workshops are:

Monday, October 03, 2011
Evaluate Your Skills & Develop a Plan: Identify what your marketable skills are, learn to communicate those skills, and develop effective strategies for finding a job.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011