Automotive Repair

Do you take it upon yourself to maintain your vehicle rather than drive it to a shop?  Do you rotate the tires, change the oil, or drain and replenish the radiator fluid on a regular basis?  For basic auto work, you've probably relied upon a model specific copy of the Chilton or Haynes manual to guide you through the task at hand.  Did you know that you can access numerous Chilton guides from your personal computer or a public computer at the library?  Just click on the Databases tab located on the HCPL homepage and look for the automotive link.  Here, you should find more than enough information to start turning a wrench.

Blind Date With A Book


Looking for something fun to do tonight? How about letting us “set you up” on a blind date. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are setting young adult book lovers up on blind dates with books from our YA collection. Since it is a blind date, you will not know the genre, title, plot, or anything else for that matter until you take the book home. Read it, and give it a chance to make an impression. The dating will start on Saturday February 2nd and end on February 14th. If you fill a short survey out about your date and turn it in, you will get a sweet treat. It’s fast, easy, and fun! The great thing is, if you don’t like the book or it turned out to be “not the one” you can always return it and exchange it for another.  You won’t hurt our or it’s feelings.  Take a chance, and have fun!

Candy and Questions

What does candy and questions really mean? February is the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Northwest Branch will be doing a Valentine’s Day trivia for the adults. All you will need to do is come by the library to pick up your trivia sheet. Answer the trivia questions to the best of your knowledge and turn it in before the 28th of the month. When you turn in your sheet you will be eligible to win a surprise treat!




AARP is back with FREE tax assistance!

Well, it's everyone's favorite time of year again: tax season!  There is nothing, in my opinion, that is more fun than filing paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service!

Now I know that some of you may disagree.  Some of you just want to get this, quote-unquote, "tax dragon" off of your back and enjoy the rest of 2013.  If you are among these tax-adverse, or just want an extra pair of eyes to look over your forms (for free) before you submit them, you are in luck!

Starting this Saturday, February 2nd, our friends from the AARP will once again be here at the Northwest Library to offer free tax assistance to all who are interested throughout the tax season.  Schedule is as follows:

  • Saturdays (February 2nd - April 13th) from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Mondays (February 4th - April 15th) from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Thursdays (February 7th - April 11th) from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • And a special session on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 16th from 10 am to 5 pm

You will be assisted on a first come, first served basis, and lines tend to form before we open.  But it's a great service that is yours to take advantage of.

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.