Sometimes an Encouraging Tail Wag Is All a Reluctant Reader Needs

Cayenne and friendHCPL and Northwest Branch Library are pleased to announce a new program with Tender Loving K-9s Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) designed to help reluctant readers gain confidence in their abilities. The idea behind R.E.A.D. is simple. When it comes to unconditional acceptance and sincere enthusiasm, dogs are a breed apart, so what better listener for a child who may be struggling with reading than a friendly pooch? Starting on November 26, and continuing every third Tuesday each month, registered therapy dog, Cayenne, and her human, Kristin Fitzgerald, will visit Northwest Branch Library. Time slots are limited; call 281-890-2665 or stop by the circulation desk on your next visit to reserve a session.

In addition to Northwest Branch’s new program, young readers have other opportunities:
• Longtime R.E.A.D. buddies from Montgomery County Pet Partners—Sheba, Bailey, Nick & Nora—will make their monthly visit to LSC – Tomball Community Library on Tuesday, November 26, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Katy Branch Library’s Holiday Kick-off Party on December 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. will not only feature a visit from Santa, but one from a reader’s best-friend, as well. 

Catching Fire Life Sized Board Game

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Are you a Hunger Games fan? Join us at the Northwest Branch Library as we play a life-sized board game, based on Suzanne Collins' book Catching Fire, book 2 of the Hunger Games trilogy on October 23 at 3:00 pm. Play your way across the room by answering trivia questions to earn character cards. The first to collect the set wins, but beware of the black spaces, for almost certain death awaits those who land there! For more information call 281-890-2665.

 

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Last Northwest Poetry Workshop of 2013

Pen and PaperDo you have beautiful memories of Thanksgiving dinner or traumatizing experiences while shopping for presents this holiday season? Get those thoughts out of your head, onto paper, and into the last Poetry Workshop this year at the Northwest Branch Library! The workshop is at 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. Come ready to share your work, and listen to the work of others so we can help each other become better poets and writers. 

 

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It's officially Noshember so put down your razors.

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It's that time of year again where we put down our razors for a month and let the hair grow! Welcome to Noshember! That's right; it's a no-shave November. 

Take a look around, and while this is not an official holiday, you will notice many men sprouting facial hair this month and women not shaving their legs as they partake in Noshember. The rules are simple:

1. Stow the razors for a month.

2. Let the hair grow!

3. Take a picture at the end of the month to celebrate your completion of Noshember. 

IT'S WORTH IT

Do you remember when you were younger, you would hear the older people say and even parents tell you to always say “Yes, Ma’am, “No Ma’am”  “Yes Sir and No Sir”. This was their way of saying” be kind”.
 Northwest Branch is having an act of kindness day on October 22, 2012. All we ask is for the patrons to say thank you to the staff and the staff say’s thank you in return. Each individual may be surprised how this little act can spark a smile on someone’s face or make their day just a little brighter; gratitude goes a big way.