Send Seasonal Wishes to Afghanistan. Holiday Cards for the Marines Collected.

Fourth of July Pictures

Did you draw a picture for our Marine Unit to celebrate the Fourth of July this past summer? Well, we heard back from them. They very much enjoyed your thoughts and pictures. They even sent us a few photos of your drawings hanging in their barracks! This time we are collecting drawings and holiday cards to send in time for December. So get out those markers and crayons and get creative. We will need the cards by the end of October; the sooner the better so we can ensure they get there in time for Christmas. Why not take a moment and send a Marine a little bit of holiday happiness!  

Viva Panama!

FlagWhile on a recent visit home to Panama, Northwest Library Patron and Community Educator, Nidya Pitti Granadino, worked with several local children in preparation for the wonderful art show that is currently being installed in the library. On Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 PM, Nidya will be at our library to discuss the beautiful country of Panama! Learn about the food, the folks and the cultural importance of Panama on our greater global community. Also, this year we invite the children of Northwest Library to draw pictures for the children of Panama. We will be collecting artwork from the patrons of Northwest with the theme of "Where I Live." So if you would like your children's artwork to go to Panama, drop it off at the library!

Beekman 1802 Heirloom Recipe Contest

Heirloom Recipe ContestEnter for a chance to win an all expense-paid trip to meet Discovery-Planet Green reality TV stars The Fabulous Beekman Boys in Sharon Springs, NY, take a tour of the Beekman 1802 Farm, and have dinner with Josh and Brent!

Fill out the entry form with your favorite family heirloom recipe and tell us what makes the recipe so special to you, then give it to one of our librarians to be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook and a grand prize trip, farm tour, and dinner.

Birdwatching @ Your Library

If you are a Northwest regular, or even if you’ve dropped by in the last couple of weeks, chances are you have seen our library mascot, the woodpecker.  The woodpecker has a tendency to hang out in the big tree just outside our reading area pecking at grub, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see him (or her) up close and personal, loudly but adorably pecking at our window, trying to drill his (or her) way in.

But did you know there are TWO library woodpeckers?  There is no pictorial evidence of this that I am aware of, but it’s true!  I have seen it with my own two eyes!

Referencing Digitalness

OctoGwenDigitalness  has now become an official part of the Urban Dictionary! How does one define it? Well... Being able to use digital products or format. The ability to use, teach, and comprehend anything digital. How does one use it in a sentence? Gwen is showing her digitalness  by downloading the Overdrive App on her iPad while talking on her smart phone.  How will you show your digitalness???