Northwest

Black History Month Display and Programs

DisplayAll month in the Children's Library will be a display of Black picture book authors or illustrators and biographies of extraordinary Black Americans. Join us February 23rd at 10:30 am for a preschool jazz storytime. Listen to stories about jazz legends, make your own instrument while you listen to jazz records play.  Ages 3-5.  Join us February 27th at 2:00 pm for a quilt storytime. Come and listen to Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson.

Teen Upcycling Programs in February

Starting today, the Northwest Branch will host an upcycling craft series for teens and tweens in the month of February. Upcycling is a fancy way to say "recycle materials into something cool." They will get the chance to take old materials, such as shirts, magazines, books, or other things they'd have lying around, and they'll make something more out of it. There will be four different things they can make:

Feb 4
T-Shirt Tote Bag: Make a fashionable bag out of old t-shirts.

Feb 11
Matchbox Valentines: Take mini matchboxes or tins to decorate and give away as valentines.

Feb 18
Magazine Cut Up: Take apart magazines and learn to make jewelry and things out of magazines.

Feb 25
​Book Bag: See how to take apart covers of old books and make purses and bags out of them.

All crafts will be taking place in the Teen Area from 4pm - 5pm. It's recommended people bring materials to use, but materials will also be available at the time of craft.

Will the Shadow be Shown?

Groundhog Day was adopted in the U.S. in 1887. Clymer H. Freas was the editor of the Local paper Punxsutawney spirit at the time, and he began promoting the town’s groundhog as the official “Groundhog Day meteorologist”.

Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a traditional holiday celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. To learn more about groundhog day books are available on the subject.   http://hcpl2.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/nw/search/results?qu=groundhog+day&te=&rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle

AARP Returns with Tax Services

Tax SignTax season is here and AARP has returned to the Northwest Branch to assist you. Starting Friday, February 05, you can visit our meeting room, where AARP will be available to help you e-file or answer your questions. This is a walk-in service and appointments are not necessary. AARP will be here on certain dates and times, so please check our calendar.

Make sure you know what you documents you will need to bring with you by visiting here. If you can’t make it to the library, then there are other host locations in the area.

Adult Computer Class

The new year bring about new and challenging opportunities. However, we are again offering Adult Computer Class. If you are wanting to brush up on your skills, preparing for a new job, or want to know where to begin, we can help. Computer class is available every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. No reservation need.


 

Book Sale Tomorrow!

Female Holding BooksThe Friends of the Northwest Branch Library are having a book sale this Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Come and find gently used titles, while helping The Friends. Money raised goes towards supporting library programs and purchasing materials. 

The library can't thank The Friends enough for all that it does. The group was instrumental in getting the library built back in 1983 and have supported us every step of the way since. If joining The Friends of the Northwest Branch Library sounds intriguing, then stop to visit with a member. They can share more information about what they do and assist you with becoming a member as well.

Photo courtesy of Vital Images 2016

Adult Coloring Coming

Coloring PencilsColoring has proven to be meditative and relaxing, so why stop when you grow up? Starting this Friday at 2:00 PM we will host coloring for adults. We will provide all of the materials. All you need to do is bring your creativity. Bring a friend too and catch up while you color. 

Winter Break DIY - Arm Knittng

Ball of YarnTeens, looking for something to do while out of school? Then join us for Winter Break DIY. During the holidays we will host a series of projects you can do yourself. Our first project will be Tuesday, December 22, at 3:00 PM where you'll learn to make your own knit blanket or scarf with no tools required but your own hands.

Not only are no tools require, but no experience is needed either. Come, learn, have fun and walk away with a one-of-a-kind creation that will impress everyone.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Do you want to build a gingerbread house?  It's that time of year again.  We will be building the houses Monday, December 21st at  2:00 pm.  The workshop lasts 45 minutes and has room for 36 builders between the ages of 5-11 with the help of their  caregivers.  All you need to do is get a free ticket at the desk available 30 minutes before the workshop begins. In the meeting room all the supplies will be ready, the graham crackers, frosting, candy and tools for building all we need is your imagination. It happens one day only, so don't miss out!

Star Wars Day

Star Wars started a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and it captured the imaginations of everyone who saw it.  Now another generation of Stars Wars is here and Northwest Branch Library wants to celebrate. Come dressed as your favorite character and join us Saturday, December 19th from 10 am to 4 pm.  In our meeting room will be Space City Sabers, a group that will teach kids 5+ light saber skills.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before each session at the top of the hour 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.  Space is limited to 10 kids per session.

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