Under the Sea

The weather continues to be hot and dry here in the Houston area, so I like to think and read about places that have a lot of water and are much cooler.  Some of the staff here at the Fairbanks Branch have selected books about seas and oceans and the various creatures that live in them and placed them on display in the children's area of the library close to the entrance from the lobby.  Please browse the "Under the Sea" display on your next visit to the library and at least you can read about some places that are definitely cooler and wetter.  Stay cool and happy reading! 

 

GULF COAST READS AUTHOR VISIT

Author Chitra DivakaruniThe area-wide Gulf Coast Reads event throughout September features the book, One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni. The author will be at the Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring,  on Thursday, September 8 at 4:30pm to speak about her book. The meeting will be held in the Forum of the Community Center across the driveway from the library. The event is free and no registration is required.

Thank you!

 Thank you-dog  Thank you very much to Shane Rasch of Rasch Graphics for re-binding a book that our library system desperately needed!  [Clipart © Jupiter Images.]

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

  

If you don't have a library card already, Library Card Sign-Up Month is the perfect time to get one. Library cards are free for everyone. All you have to do is provide proof of your current address when applying for a library card. Parents must sign the library card registration form for children under 18 years of age.

Click on one of the links below to print and fill out a registration form. Be sure to bring the completed registration form and your proof of address when applying for a library card.

English Registration Form

Volcanoes!

This week marks the anniversary of two of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history.  On August 24, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the town of Pompeii in ash and preserving a pristine record of life in the Roman Empire.  On August 27, 1883, Krakatoa, in Indonesia, exploded, killing 30,000 people, changing weather around the world, and creating the loudest sound in history.  The explosion was heard as much as 3000 miles away!  You can find adult books, children’s books, and DVDs about volcanoes under the call number 551.21.  These are just a few: