Final Book Sale Call

First Book Sale of the year is this Saturday, January 26, 2013.  Our Friends of the Library will be hosting this event.  Everyone is invited to come support your Northwest Library.
 

Gently-used hardcover and paperback books, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs and audio books, magazines of general interest such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Texas Monthly, cooking or decorating magazines and select children's magazines, Computer books, Cookbooks, Foreign Language books, Fiction, Romance, Mystery, True Crime, Self Help, Craft books, and on and on.

Give yourself the gift of helping out your library as well as getting that so desired book at bargain prices. Remember, funds collected go straight back to this library. 

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.

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

 Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very important figure in our American history. He was someone who stood up for what he believed in and never backed down. He made such a huge impact in history that we feel it's effect to this day. Some people saw him as a hero, others saw him as an inspiration. In memory of Dr. King's birthday, I have listed a few titles that recognize all our American hero's throughout our history. Be sure to check these out on your next visit to the library.

 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History

 The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century : A Social Justice Hall of Fame 

 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet

 American Civil Rights Leaders 

  Bearing The Cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 
 

The OverDrives, They Are A-Changin'

Just when you thought you had figured out exactly how to check eBooks out to your Digital Device from our Digital Media Catalog, our primary eBook distributor, OverDrive has gone and changed things on us. 

In the next few weeks, you will find that the OverDrive interface has had a bit of a makeover - one that they purport will make the eBook checkout process easier, but one that may also, on first encounter, cause the anxiety of figuring this whole eBook thing out to return.

But do not worry, for HCPL is here to help!  The first place to go for help with this "Next Generation" of OverDrive is with this handy guide provided by our very helpful digital media support staff, fully equipped with this informative video provided by OverDrive.

Here at Northwest, we'll also be holding our Tech Tutors sessions every Saturday during January and February from 10 am to noon.  Bring in your device, and we'll help guide you through the eBook checkout process, hopefully in the least confusing way.  We're here to help!

New Year, New Events

 

It is a new year and with the new year we have new events at our library. Check out our variety of events we will be hosting. Don't worry we will still keep all your favorites.  We will have programs for those young and young at heart. If you want to learn new skills or just refresh your mind come on in. Check out our events calendar and see for yourself or pick up a calendar in the library for more information. Some events have an age limit for the safety of the little ones and some will require a ticket which you can obtain 30 min prior to the program.  The best part is that all our events and programs are absolutely free!

 

Mondays- Book Clubs

Tuesdays- Quilting Bee and Story time

Wednesdays- Baby Book Time and Computer Classes

Thursdays- Sit and Stitch and Toddler Time

Saturdays- Tech Tutors