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Candy and Questions

What does candy and questions really mean? February is the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Northwest Branch will be doing a Valentine’s Day trivia for the adults. All you will need to do is come by the library to pick up your trivia sheet. Answer the trivia q...

Readers Perspective

What a unique way of recognizing my opinion when reading a book. If this is important to me, I wonder how many others have the same idea when it comes to reading. Northwest Branch has a book club that reads all kinds of fiction. In doing so, we are able to express our perspectives on the matter. If this is something you would like to be a part of, join us on the 4th Monday of every month. Our next meeting is January 28th @ 2:00 PM. We will be discussing, The Litigators by John Grisham.

 

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Tagore Society

Northwest Branch Library will be having a presentation to honor the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore of India. He was a poet, short-story writer, song composer, novelist, playwright, essayist, and painter. You are welcome to join us and be enlightened. This program will be on January 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM. See You There!

 

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New Gadgets What Do I Do?

Christmas overwhelmed me with so much new technology. I wonder what my kids were even thinking. They tell me it is time for me to get with it. If you or anyone else is feeling like this, come by the library every Saturday in the month of January and February. We have (Tech Tutors) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. available to help you. Bring your Nook, Kindle, IPod’s, I Pad or any other E-reader. There are books available on our catalog to help. No fear Northwest Branch is here.

 

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Stocking Stuffers One of a Kind

 There are actually a few more days of shopping for Christmas. At this point you have probably run out of ideas. Well, what about a stocking stuffer for an avid reader or someone you want to get interested in reading more. Here is a great idea, what about stocking stuffers of reading tools. Let’s explore, an EBook, Hardcopy Book, and last but not least a gift card to purchase a book. In case you don’t want that just give them an application to fill out for a library card which is free and they can get up to 75 books at one time. Also, check out the library catalog for EBooks, and hardcopy books you can direct them there to get them started.

            

Holiday Entertainment

Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to amuse and interest an audience. It is the audience that turns a private recreation or leisure activity into entertainment. There is so much to do in the holidays, and having a little quiet time is considered a luxury. How about enjoying a few movies this Christmas as a way to relax and take in the Holiday Spirit. Not just your ordinary movies but classic Christmas Movies. Check out our catalog, and gather a few ideas. However, this is one of my favorites.  

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It’s Not Just Turkey

  

In just a few days we will be enjoying the day called Thanksgiving. To many it’s a time of meeting with family, friends and plenty of eating. But have you really taken the time to explore the beginning of Thanksgiving? Come to the Library and check out this book called 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving a book by Chatherine O'Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac..This book has a good spin on the subject. If you wish you can find this in our catalog @www.hcpl.net.

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Who’s Number One

 Could it be you or is it John Grisham? “Number One” seems to be the magic number for all great happenings. Did you realize this goes on, even in the wonderful world of books?  According to New York Times, the number one best seller in Print and E-book is “The Racketeer” by author John Grisham. If you haven’t read it you can get it through our catalog. If it is not available now you can place it on hold and have it sent here. When it is ready you will be notified to come and pick it up here or at any of our other libraries you may have chosen.  Good Reading!

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ALL ABOUT SECRETS

Secrets are one of the things that make life a little mysterious. Reading about secrets and whom they involve can cause things to become a little bit crazy. Inspirational Book Club at Northwest will be reading, The Secret of Us. I found this book to be very interesting, especially when it comes to marriage. I have given you a little hint. If you want to know more come and join our book club on November 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Even if you haven’t had a chance to read it, your attendance is welcomed.

Halloween Scary Smart

Halloween Scary Smart
Halloween is a good time to test our smartness. While we are having fun with friends and family, let’s trick our minds into treating thoughts of Halloween trivia. This is just a few questions to get you started.
1. What country did Halloween come from?
2. Pumpkins grow on?
3. What phobia means you have an intense fear of Halloween?
4. What was Dracula’s real name?
5. What was the name of Dracula’s side kick?

Bonus Question: What is the second most commercially successful holiday?

 

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