Goodbye Summer!

Summer is sadly coming to an end. Children are back in school, parents back to work, and we are setting up our book shelves for the next big thing. We want to help you get first dibs on great ideas for upcoming holidays. Plan your Halloween party in advance, find great Thanksgiving recipes to try out before the big day, or start collecting Christmas decorating ideas early this year.  It's always good to plan ahead and use all the resources you can get your hands on. Here are a few books to get you started. You can also browse our online library catalog. What's your favorite Holiday?


Research Data User-Friendly

Research is one of many criteria for anyone going to school. Whether it be at the Elementary Level, Middle School, High School, or at the University Level, it is something we will eventually need to use.  Therefore, we would like to be of assistance. Harris County has a database which is user friendly and is in subject order. Just go to, and click database. Choose your database then type in your library card number. If you do not have a library card, stop by the Northwest Branch and sign up for  one. All we need is proof of mailing address..



Books on Screen

Have you ever wondered where they get ideas for blockbuster hits or TV shows? They get them from books! Mix together a couple of actors, creative writing, producers, lights and cameras and now you have your favorite books come to life.  Its like magic!  Read them before or after you watch them and you decide which is better.

Here's a list of books that we have in our system ready to check out or reserve just for you.

Books turned into Movies out in Theaters:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

We Can Remember it for you Wholesale by Philip K. Dick (Total Recall)

Bourne Legacy by Eric Von Lustbader

Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

Wettest County in the World: Novel Based on a True Story by Matt Bondurant (Lawless)

Books turned into TV shows:

Walt Longmire Mysteries series by Craig Johnson (Longmire)

Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard

Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen

Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (True Blood)

Books turned into movies soon to be out or on DVD:

Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant

Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo

Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein

The Pirates! series by Gideon Defoe (The Pirates! Band of Misfits)

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey (Think Like a Man)

Summer is almost over!

Want to get out of the heat or take a break out of your busy summer schedule?  Catch a free film at our Family Movie Night.  The last two movie nights will be held on August 22nd and 29th.  The movies will be shown in the meeting room and show times start at 4:00 pm.

Don't forget that the end of summer also means the end of our tech tutors program.  If you haven't had a chance to learn a bit more about checking out e-books and e-audiobooks then I encourage you to come by and speak to our electronic experts.  The last two tech tutor sessions will be on August 18th and 25th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Books! Books! Books For Sale!


Are you tired of spending a bundle on books at the bookstore and want a good read for a great price? Well, look no more. Mark your calenders for Saturday August 25th at 10am in the Northwest library meeting room, where Friends of the Library will be hosting their wonderful book sale just for you! Find great picks on movies, music, magazines, special items, and of course, who can forget the books. Purchases you make will be used to support the library and all programs we have during the year. Isn't it great, you buy great books at a bargain price and at the same time you are helping to support your public library. Sale ends at 4pm so add this event to your to do list so you don't miss out. See you there!