Perspectives on African American History

We are about to come to the end of the month of February. As we all know this is Black History Month. Looking into Black History, I ran into a resource called Perspectives on African American History. This resource features accounts and descriptions of Important, but little known events in African American History. These events are recalled often by those who were witnesses, participants, or have viewpoints about historical developments shaping the contemporary black world. It was such a delight I thought I would share it with northwest patrons.

 

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. 

The Uniqueness of it all

In observance of Black History Month, Readers Perspective Book Club will read a novel called the Wench. This novel was written by Dolen Perkins Valdez. It is a finely wrought story that explores the emotional lives of four slave women caught in the web of the “peculiar Institution” and it sheds light on the racial intricacies of America’s past. We will be discussing the book on February 25, 2013. If you haven’t read it, come by and pick up a copy or just come and sit in on the discussion if you like.

Book Date Update

 

Ladies and Gentlemen it is time to spill the beans. We are nearing the end of our blind date with a book program and we want to know how your dates went. Were they a little boring, not exciting enough or maybe a little too over the top? Give us the scoop. If you haven't participated yet in our blind date with a book, you still have a chance! Dating ends on Thursday February 14th so stop by the Northwest Library and pick up your "date" before we have to send them home. Also remember that the surveys are to be turned in before the end of this month so you can receive your prize.  So, how did your date go?

 

Tech Tutors: Your Cure for the New OverDrive Blues

We tried to warn you, but now that period has passed, and the new OverDrive is here!  Just when you thought you had this whole eBook checkout thing figured out, they go and change the whole appearance and the whole checkout process on you.  As frustrating as the initial process was for some of you, I'm sure this little shakeup has many of you threatening to go back to reading exclusively print books again.

But for those of you who are frustrated and confused who refuse to give up eHope, our eBook superheroes, the Tech Tutors, are here to help reorient you.  Every Saturday in February from 10 am to noon, our Tech Tutors will be on hand for the sole purpose of helping you check eBooks out from our Digital Media Catalog onto your digital device. 

And let me share a little secret with you: if you're interested in this service but unable to make it during that time window, I'm told that at least one of our Tech Tutors can be found lurking around the library at virtually any time that the library is open to the public.  In other words, we can help you figure out eBook checkout any time you step foot into the library.  Just pack up your device and stop by!