Learn About Mehndi and Henna

Are you interested in a body art that isn't as permanent as a traditional tattoo?  If so, then Mehndi might be for you.  On Thursday, July 19th from 10:30am to 12:30pm, we will have a special guest here to discuss the traditions surrounding the practice of Mehndi as well as the art itself.  She will also be applying Henna to those interested.  Any participating individuals will need to sign a permission slip prior to the demonstration.  We hope to see you there!

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Summer Reading is for Babies, Too!

alise flemingMeet Alise, the youngest participant to complete the Summer Reading program at the Northwest Branch Library.  This seven-month-old is a regular at Baby Time and is a fan of Dr. Seuss books read to her by her mom, Shaneeca.  Her older sister is currently reading her way to completion of Summer Reading.  All children who read 10 books or log 500 minutes of reading get to pick out a paperback book from our special selections and she chose The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.  Congratulations, Alise!

Mondays with Matzke!

Matzke SignMondays are Matzke Nights here at Northwest Library! Several of the dedicated teachers have gladly taken up residence here over the summer!  These upstanding professionals meet with their students every Monday in the library's Children's Area from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. They will be here all summer long. Several families have gotten library cards and learned all about our programming while meeting up with their favorite teachers. We are proud to partner with CyFair on this new endeavor! 

What Should I Read?

Gwen's whatcha readin' posterStill scouring the library for a good book to read this summer?  Stop by Gwendolyn's Whatcha Readin' poster and peruse the many patron-submitted sticky notes.  Have a suggestion of your own?  Feel free to write it on a purple post-it and add to our growing collection.

Want a recently published item or just want to know what books are popular? New books as well as the current best sellers list can be found near the magazine and newspaper area.  Also, be on the lookout for Gwendolyn and Jason’s picks in the adult biographies and nonfiction sections.

If any blog readers have suggestions for good reads, please add them in the comments section.

A Genealogy Family Reunion Affair : An Evidence Based Approach

Kimberly GayCome to the Harris County Public Library on Regency Green to be enlightened on the "Best Practices" in researching genealogy resources. Academic Reference Librarian Kimberly Gay will address, discuss and exchange innovative ways with library patrons who are seeking information on evidence-based historical and genealogical research records and repositories for Africa Diaspora, Native Americans, Hispanic and Mexican, Asian and Anglo-Saxon Genealogy. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their genealogy researching to share. Ms. Gay will provide a research framework about online and print resources and how to navigate through various methods.