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Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

If you were not aware, May is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month.  Here at Northwest, we will have several events to spotlight the various peoples and cultures of Asia and the Pacific.  On May 18th, we will have an Origami Workshop at 1:00 pm as well as a Henna Workshop at 2:00 pm.  On May 25th, there will be a Shadow Puppet Show and Craft in the meeting room at 1:00 pm.  Be sure to check our online calendar to stay up to date with all our special events throughout the month.
 

Science Fiction Book Club

Do you consider yourself a science fiction aficionado?  Would you like to discuss some of your favorite titles with fellow sci-fi readers?  Northwest is looking to start up a sci-fi book club but we desperately need active participants.  If you are interested or know someone who might be, please let us know.  As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to share them with us.  We hope to see you in the not-too-distant future!
 

Let The Games Begin

It’s almost time for Game Day Frenzy and we are starting things a bit early this year. We will have Game Day Frenzy on a biweekly basis starting March 13th and continuing through May 22nd. The program will be held in the meeting room from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  All are encouraged to stop by and play some games.  If you have any suggestions for ipad or ps2 games, leave a comment below.

Current Issues

Did you know that the library maintains an up-to-date selection of magazines and periodicals?  Whether you are looking for fashion advice, sports news, or celebrity gossip, chances are, we have something for you.  Newspapers and current magazine issues may be read in the library but cannot be checked out.  For those patrons who are interested in local news, we carry bulletins and newspapers from our surrounding community.  You can also enjoy digital editions of some periodicals on one of our three ipads.  If you haven't used an ipad before, swing by the circulation desk and check one out. 

Automotive Repair

Do you take it upon yourself to maintain your vehicle rather than drive it to a shop?  Do you rotate the tires, change the oil, or drain and replenish the radiator fluid on a regular basis?  For basic auto work, you've probably relied upon a model specific copy of the Chilton or Haynes manual to guide you through the task at hand.  Did you know that you can access numerous Chilton guides from your personal computer or a public computer at the library?  Just click on the Databases tab located on the HCPL homepage and look for the automotive link.  Here, you should find more than enough information to start turning a wrench.

Music Catalog

Do you listen to music?  Did you happen to know that the HCPL audio catalog is quite expansive?  We have everything from classical composers including Beethoven, Handel, and Mozart to much more contemporary artists.  Not sure where to start looking?  Through our new titles page, you can find out what are the most recent, most requested, or most circulated music titles we have to offer.

Library Decorations

Well it's a new year and although the holiday decorations and artworks are about to come down, new posters and displays will be replacing them throughout the next couple of months.  All of the submissions for the public bulletin board were awesome!  Be on the lookout for upcoming holiday coloring pages.  If you have any recommendations or creative ideas you would like to share, please let us know.  We are looking forward to putting up more patron-created art in the near future. 

Holiday Art

Have you seen the recent additions to our public bulletin board?  Next time you stroll through the lobby, take a moment and appreciate the colorfully decorated reindeer, snowman, and gingerbread houses of our artistic young patrons.  We will continue to put up any holiday or winter themed works brought to us throughout the remainder of the year.  Coloring pages are still available and although space is limited, we will display all submissions.  Happy Holidays! 

Holiday Creations

Want to help us decorate for the holidays?  Bring in your holiday or winter themed artwork and we will put it on display for all to see and admire.  Create an intricate paper snowflake or a construction paper snowman like the one behind our front desk.  You can also find many holiday themed craft ideas near 745.594 in the non-fiction area.  Worried about your creative skills?  Fret not!  Throughout December, we will have various coloring pages for our patrons to scribble on. 

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Holiday Cooking

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and the smell of turkey and stuffing will soon be in the air.  Still not sure what else to bring to the table?  Browse our expansive selection of cookbooks located in the non-fiction area under 641.5.  There are numerous recipes which can help you round out a great main course.  Don't forget the pumpkin pie!  Dessert recipes can be found under 641.86.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
 

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