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

Applesauce Season

Tomorrow is officially the first day of the fall season.  It’s a great time to celebrate harvest time.  Here are some books to go with all the fresh fall fruits and vegetables.

Applesauce Season     

Get ready for Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is September 24 through October 1 this year and we already have a special display of banned books for you. This annual event celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. According to the American Library Association website (www.ala.org), Banned Books Week takes place every last week of September and "highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States."

Here is are some of the titles that we have on display:

Popular Picks for Your Reading

Don't know what to read next?  Want some suggestions?  Then stop in here at the Fairbanks Branch Library and browse our Popular Picks display to find books that the library staff personally recommend for your reading pleasure.  If you don't see something on the display that catches your attention, then let us know what you like to read and we can help you find some books for your interests.  We love to talk about books, so please ask us.  Happy Reading !