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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.

 

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.  

                                                                               
                       
                                                               The Christmas shoes

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.

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!

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?

 

Jamming High With IPad Technology

Wha! Jamming with iPad technology? I have never heard of such a thing. Well, here at Northwest we are always looking for something new and different. This challenge is for any adult looking to shed pounds or just have fun. In the Month of November, we are going to work-off those extra pounds and inches just in time for the holidays. How will we do it? We will exercise using the IPad. Come and join us it will be fun!

Navigate Your Way Through Voting

Voting is a privilege and we want to make sure you are ready, and have all the information you need when you go to the polls. With this in mind, Northwest Branch is having an informative seminar on October 17 at 6:00 pm to help you navigate your way through the voting process. This is a non-partisan event and all are welcome. Elections are near so get ready, Get ready! Get ready.  

Something New But It's Not Blue

Technology is here to stay. It has invaded our world of sanity and it is forever changing and evolving. It is called the I Pad. You have your device and you think it is nice but; are you having difficulty? Want to know what all I can do with it? Where are the free apps? Well, a series of seminars will be given in the month of October, here at northwest. They are to bring clarity and to help you enjoy your IPad better. Seminars will be each Saturday at 1:00 PM starting October 6, 2012. Bring your IPad, and if you don’t have; one will be provided. Flyers are in the library or you can ask our staff. 

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