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 brings 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 classes are 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.

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