Notes from the Reference Desk... What is the origin of Valentine's Day?

St. ValentineLove is in the air. People are buying chocolates, flowers and luminous cubic zirconias (since we all know times are tight). But did you ever wonder why? When did all this begin? The library has so many resources to answers all your Valentine's Day questions. You can use our computers and check out what the History Channel says. You can research our databases and find out details about the holiday. How about checking out a book on St. Valentine, himself? So, now... love is not just in the air, it's in the library, too. Happy Valentine's Day!

Celebrate African American History Month with the Bookless Wonders

Maya AngelouThe Bookless Wonders Social Group will discuss the poems of Maya Angelou in celebration of African American History Month. The discussion will be held on Valentine's Day, February 14th at 2:00 PM. Chocolates and flowers will be given out to the attendees. So share in the love that Maya Angelou represents and join us for a casual discussion of her poetic works.  

Secrets, Whaaaaat?

Secret's in the SauceOn February 7th at 2:00 PM, the Northwest Branch Library's Inspirational Readers Book Club will present Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson's The Secret's in the Sauce. This book is part of the Potluck Club series and is sure to delight all your senses! Remember... everyone has secrets! Come and find out the secrets of the ladies of Summit View, Colorado's Potluck Club!

We Need Your Comments

The next time you come in to the Northwest library, please take a minute to fill out a comment card expressing your appreciation for the library. Whether it is about the friendly staff, or the wide range of services, please tell us what the library means to you. In mid February, we will present your collected comments before our state legislators in an urgent appeal for funding. Your words have the power to save our Texas libraries from devastating budget cuts that poised to take effect this spring.

New Self Checkout Machines

If you haven’t been to the Northwest library in the past week, we’ve made another exciting change to our system: new self checkout machines! The process on the new machines is a little different, but don’t fear, one of our friendly staff members will gladly guide you through the process. The best new features are the multidirectional scanners and receipt printing options. Come by the library, pick out a book and try it for yourself.