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Kaminari Taiko Japanese Drumming

Taiko MasterCome and listen this Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00 pm to Kaminari Taiko Japanese Drumming Demo and learn more about the musical instruments, techniques and culture for Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  This program is for all ages.  Weather permitting it will be held outdoors, but will be in the meeting room if there is inclement weather.

Henna Tattooing

The Henna Tattooing program at the Northwest Branch Library is designed for young adult’s ages 11-18, and Adults, to explore and encourage multiculturalism by introducing different cultural experiences and expressions. We will introduce traditional hand and body painting, an artistic custom practiced in many cultures around the world. Henna is an all-natural plant product made from henna tree leaves, which are ground into a powder. Mixed with water, red tea, dark coffee or red food coloring and lemon juice, it is then made into thick paste and applied to hands, feet arms or legs. This is done for a number of reasons: for good luck, for fashion or just for fun. Henna is not permanent, but instead stains the skin. Henna will wash and fade in one to three weeks. Permission slips are available in the library and those who do not have slips will not be allowed to engage in the henna application. May 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm.

Wedding Killer

History Mystery Book club is reading the book titled “To Have and To Kill”. This book by Mary Jane Clark is an old-fashioned whodunit set in a modern world that’s high on suspense. Piper Donovan never imagined that decorating wedding cakes could be so dangerous! A struggling actress with no immediate prospects and a recently broken engagement, Piper moves back home and gets into the bakery business, only to find that someone close to the bride-to-be is trying to stop the wedding. Come and experience the discussion of this book and meet new people. When, May 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Candy Sushi Mania

Join us on Saturday, May 2nd at 2:30 as we celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month. We will create tasty candy sushi, great origami, and chat about our favorite anime and manga! This program is for teens ages 12-18. 

 

Girl Scouts Create Garden for Northwest Branch Library

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Many thanks go out to Cadette Girl Scout Troop #14318, of the Wildflowers Community, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council for their support of the Northwest Branch Library!  Last Saturday, despite stormy weather and power outages at the library, they held a Storybook Run to raise money for a library garden and then stayed to plant the garden.

Shining a Light on the Library

Customers Shoping for BooksThis past Saturday the Friends of the Northwest Library held a book sale. The money made from book sales goes directly towards supporting the library. With those funds the community is able to enjoy additional materials for checkout or attend special programs. So you can imagine how worried everyone was to learn the building lost power the day of the sale!

Determined to carry on, the Friends held the sale, and the people came. Armed with phones and flashlights, shoppers searched for those special titles. In the end the Friends ended up with one of its most successful book sales in years. It just goes to show that you can't keep a book lover or library supporter down.

Check out the other pictures here.

The Friends are Having a Book Sale Tomorrow!

Friends of the Northwest Branch Library LogoWe're excited! The next Friends of the Northwest Branch Library book sale is tomorrow! Everyone is invited to attend, where you’ll find gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and more.

All funds collected go to the Northwest Branch, so come for the deals and end up helping the library. The sale will be Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We’ll see you there!

Upcycled Baskets

 

Join us at the Northwest Branch Library on Tuesday, April 21st at 4:00 as we celebrate Earth Day and upcycle newspaper into decorative baskets to use for all your stuff. 

Welcome to Night Vale Listening Party

 

Join us as we listen to the hugely popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast. Each person will create their very own Glow Cloud (all hail the Glow Cloud) and a Night Vale Library card. Come dressed as your favorite character, or not; either way we will have a great time. Saturday, April 18th at 2:00pm. Ages 12+

Lean Fit for Kids

Lean Fit Kids ClassCome and have some fitness fun every Tuesday at 4:30 in April and May. Lean FitLean Fit for Kids Kids is a parent & child nutrition class that focuses on the 4 principles of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition.

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