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Staff Celebrate the End of the Year with Friends

Northwest Branch Holiday Tea-2015

Last week staff of the Northwest Branch Library were fortunate enough to sit down with the Friends of the Northwest Branch Library for a holiday tea. Everyone had a wonderful time catching up on all the activities the branch hosted the past year and getting geared up for what is to come in 2015.

The branch can't thank its Friends enough for everything they do. If you're looking for an opportunity to donate your talents and resources this coming year, then don't hesitate to contact the library for details about joining the Friends.

Precinct 3 Collecting Toys

ToysPrecinct 3, in a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, is collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Currently new, unwrapped toys for girls and boys are being collected, and the Northwest Branch Library is serving as one of the collection sites. Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 19. 

Quilters Unite!

QuiltIf quilting and visiting with other quilters is your thing, then you are in luck! Each Tuesday, the Northwest Branch hosts Quilting Bee. Gather with fellow quilters as they work on their own projects. It’s a great time to visit with others with a similar interest.

Everyone meets from 1:00 PM 5:00 PM in the meeting room. We’ll see you there!

A Must for All Budding Writers

Shadow Falls: After DarkWannabe Writers, or Curious Readers, New York Times author Christie Craig, AKA, C.C. Hunter, tells it all.

Have you ever thought you wanted to write that great American novel? Where do you start? Who do you send it to? Have you wondered what it really takes to see your name on the spine of a book, or to see your book uploaded on Amazon? Or, are you just curious how someone starts from scratch and builds a story and characters that seem real to millions of people. From a high school dropout, to number three on the New York Times list, this author has worked her way to the top and will offer tips covering craft, career, and the craziness of a writer’s life. Have a question on her books, or about her writing career? Get an answer.

Hunter will be signing copies of her books, including her latest release, Eternal, from the award-winning series, Shadow Falls: After Dark.

We'll see you this Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Earl Elliott Room. The event is free. No registration is required.

WWI: Its Importance Today

WWI Plane PhotographA pistol shot set the world aflame on June 28, 1914. One hundred years later, what meaning does that still hold for us today? Come and hear Lora Vogt, Curator of Education at the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, discuss the impact the First World War has on us currently.

The presentation is Saturday, October 25, at 11:00 AM in the Earl Elliott Room. This event is a part of the Gulf Coast Reads initiative and this year's selection Remember Ben Clayton.

Photo Courtesy of Vital Images Ltd.

Chocolate Lovers Unite!

Tejas Chocolate LogoIt's time to become more familiar with the world's most famous treat, chocolate. Come and learn how chocolate is made from one of the premiere craft chocolate makers in our area--Tejas Chocolate. This award-winning company will share the steps it takes to create its signature chocolate.

We will be meeting in the Robin Bush Room at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 18th.

National Friends of Libraries Week

BBLF LogoSince the early 1970's, our very dedicated and active Friends of the Library have supported the Library by raising funds to purchase materials to supplement the library's collection, buy special equipment and supplies, fund special  programs for all ages, and hire additional staff during busy times.

With next week being National Friends of Libraries Week, we want to make sure our Friends get the recognition it deserves. Starting tomorrow you will find our Friends available in different parts of the building at various times. Make sure you stop and chat to get caught up on all the latest goings on with its support of the branch. The members shouldn't be hard to find. They'll be the ones with the treats! 

Senior Game Morning on the Move

DominoesDue to some special scheduling, Senior Game Morning will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for October. If you haven't been able to attend Senior Game Mornings on its regular day of Wednesday, then here's your chance to see what all of the fun is about. We hope to see you there!

CreekFest is this Saturday!

CreekFest 2014Saturday is the day. It's CreekFest!

CreekFest is a one-day festival held in Northwest Houston to promote the fine arts organizations, outdoor parks, and other community resources in the Greater Cypress Creek Area. The 4th annual festival will be held this Saturday, October 4, from 10am to 4pm and includes a variety of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, local artists and vendors, tasty food, and more!

Admission to the festival is free for all ages. Experience the fine arts through hands-on art projects, artist demonstrations, performances, and fun library activities. Explore the outdoors along the beautiful trails and waterways of Collins Park and Meyer Park or take part in the Color the Creek Run.

Stay informed with CreekFest on Facebook and we'll see you there!

Hispanic Heritage Month is Here!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month the library will host a viewing of a film that depicts one of the nation's preeminent civil rights leaders. We will be meeting in the Earl Elliott Room this Friday, September 26, at 10:00 AM. We hope to see you there!

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