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History Mystery Dock

What! History Mystery Dock? It is not the nursery rhyme but the book club at Northwest Branch. In this book club we will read historical fiction and fatally funny mysteries. No need to buy any books, the library will have them for you. Our meetings will be the 3rd Monday of each month at 2:00 PM.
The first meeting is September 16, 2013. We will be discussing the book by Author Shana Galen. Adults come and join us. This will be a lot of Fun. Come by the library and get your copy.

The Words We Tell:Poetry Workshop

Autumn has been a symbol for some not-so-happy feelings and ideas in the world of poetry for quite some time. But this doesn’t have to be so! We’re in Texas after all, and autumn means this heat is subsiding!  Give this autumn a positive association: make it a productive season for your poetry!
Israel, our Circulation Assistant would like to help! Israel has his Degree in English-Creative writing from the University of Houston where his focus was poetry. He is putting together a monthly poetry workshop for adults starting September 11,2013 so that he can share some of his knowledge. Participants will share their poems and receive constructive criticism so as to improve not only their work, but their skills as poets and writers.
So come to Northwest Library and sign up! Share your poetry, listen to the work of your friend’s and neighbors, and have a good time!

Shake It Up Yoga Style

Attention patrons, beginning in August Eight Limbs of Yoga with Hemlata Gupta as instructor will host free yoga classes here at Northwest Branch Library. All we ask is for you to bring your own mat. Also, you will need to sign a waiver saying that you’re taking this class at your own risk. Please consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Sign Up at the library or call Gwendolyn at 281-890-2665.
Pick up a flyer at the library with all the dates or get a calendar and you can always ask Us.
 

Class is scheduled on Saturday’s 11:00AM-12:15 PM first class is August 3, 2013.

Evening Class is also available 6:00PM-7:45 PM first class is August 7, 2013.


Shake It Up Yoga Style

Attention patrons, beginning in August Eight Limbs of Yoga with Hemlata Gupta as instructor will host free yoga classes here at Northwest Branch Library. All we ask is for you to bring your own mat. Also, you will need to sign a waiver saying that you’re taking this class at your own risk. Please consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Sign Up at the library or call Gwendolyn at 281-890-2665.

Pick up a flyer at the library with all the dates or get a calendar and you can always ask us .

Class is scheduled on Saturday’s 11:00 AM-12:15 PM first class is August 3, 2013
Evening class from 6:00 PM-7:45 PM first class is August 7, 2013

 

Interested in Genealogy?

The Northwest Branch Library is pleased to present Ms. Kimberly M. Gay, MLS. Ms. Gay is a reference and Instruction Librarian at the John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University.
If you have been conducting your family history research for many years or you are just considering starting the genealogy journey, this session is for you!
The first 50 people to sign-up before June 26, 2012 will receive a genealogy research kit.
The event will be June 29, 2013 from 10AM -12:30 PM.
For further information contact Gwendolyn @281-890-2665.
 

Book Talk Bits

Hooray! What a summer we are planning for Adults. Those with I pad, Kindle, Nooks, or other e-reader device or I phone. We are calling on you to be in the spot light sharing your book with other readers in the book talk.  All you will need to do is tell a snippet about the book you have read on your device. Do not tell all just enough to get us interested in the book. Each person attending will share their own book. We will do this on the Second Monday in June, July, and August at 2:00 PM. Don’t be shy it’s all about sharing your love for books.  We will call ourselves “The Techie Book Invaders.” Interested persons contact Gwendolyn here at the Northwest Branch Library.

Dates: June 10, 2013, July 8, 2013, August 12, 2013 @2:00 PM

 

Mystery Loves To Eat

Culinary mystery is still a high pick among Adult Readers. Northwest Branch wants to share in your love for this mystery genre.  In the month of June, July, and August, we will have a book discussion on these books. The  Fourth Monday of each month at 2:00 PM. We will read the following books:



   Peach Cobbler Murder        June 24, 2013

 Apple Turnover Murder July 22, 2013

 Key Lime Pie Murder August 26, 2013

Contact Gwendolyn to get your book for June.
                                     

Poetry Debut

Rise and shine your debut has come for Northwest Branch library. April is called poetry Month.
We want to celebrate by asking Young Adults and Homeschoolers who like poetry to participate in this event.  All you need to do is bring your own poetry, or read a poem by someone else. Come see Gwendolyn and sign up. The date of your debut will be April twentieth at 1:30 PM in the meeting room. Now don’t be shy, this is a time to have fun.

Name that Genre

Northwest Branch has a book club which reads most of the fiction genre. The book club is named Reader’s Perspective. Books include romance, legal drama, historical fiction, mystery and when possible the new fiction releases. In our club you do not purchase the books, they are supplied through the library. We are readers of like mind, who like to read and talk. It is a very relaxed book club. We meet every fourth Monday of the month. Would you like to be a part of the book club? Come by the library and pick up your book. We will discuss Suspicion of Innocence by Barbara Parker on April 22nd at 2:00 PM. Come join in the fun.

Music Soothes the Soul

Music has been around for a long time. There are all types of music such as jazz, country western,Gospel ,the classics and many more. Music has been known to soothe the soul and set one’s spirit to a blaze. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. The 20th century profession formally began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to Veterans hospitals around the country to play for the thousands of veterans suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The patients' notable physical and emotional responses to music led the doctors and nurses to request the hiring of musicians by the hospitals. Today, we are still using music to help patients. We don’t necessarily hire musicians but we have technological devices to help out. Music is used by everyone. Here at northwest branch we have various types of music that can be use for check out. Take a look around, you just may be surprised at what you find.

 

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