Infant Play by Gymboree / Juega con Gymboree

Gymboree comes to Northwest Branch!  Every first Thursday of the month at 10:30 am. Bring your non-walkers to play, learn, and support your child's growth. Tickets available at the information desk 30 minutes prior to program.

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Gymboree viene a nuesta biblioteca el primer Jueves del mes a las 10:30 de la mañana.  Traiga sus niños/as pequeños/as para jugar, aprender, y apoye el crecimiento de su niño/a.  Bolets estan disponibles en el escritorio de información 30 minutos antes del programa.

The Looooooooongest Word in the Dictionary - Reference Question Trivia

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On Monday, I was asked the greatest Reference question! What is the longest word in the dictionary? While we know there are several dictionaries, the granddaddy of them all is the Oxford English Dictionary. According to that source, the loooongest word is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis! Now... what is in the world does that mean and is it even a real word? Check your local library resources or visit us at the Reference Desk to find out!

An Unexpected Book Club Selection

Unexpected LoveInspirational Book Club will read a selection that will soothe your mind while keeping you on your toes from cover-to-cover. On October 4th at 2:00 PM, we will be discussing An Unexpected Love by Tracie Peterson. We look forward to seeing you there.

Free the books! Free the books!

Captain UnderpantsBanned Books Week is an American Library Association recognized week to battle censorship and celebrate our freedom to read. This year, Banned Books Week will be September 25th - October 2nd. The librarians of Northwest Library gathered up titles in our newest display area to bring attention to books that have been banned in the past.

A Night at the Museum

MFAH LogoLast night, I had the pleasure of attending Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's celebration of education and community partners. At this event, Harris County Public Library received A Place For All People Award. This distinction is awarded to community collaborators for longtime dedication to the arts and education. Over the years, the library has partnered with the museum for various programs. Several branches have hosted weeklong Summer Art Camps, taken free bus trips to the museum, as well as transformed library public spaces into temporary art galleries for traveling art exhibits. The benefits to our community extend beyond the library branch.