Do Your Research with the Library

I know it’s Spring Break now, but perhaps you will soon have a school project due. I recommend that instead of just browsing the internet and calling it ‘research’, you should come into the library and use our resources. At the library we have a large nonfiction section, reference materials, and reference librarians to assist you. If you are addicted to computers (like most of us are) we also have extensive, credible online databases you can access with your library card. So don’t just type something into a search engine! If you really want reliable information, count on the library, because I’m sure if you look hard enough you could find a website that will tell you anything…and I mean anything.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Reference Librarian

Meet Gwendolyn, Northwest Branch Reference Librarian Extraordinaire. Gwendolyn has been at Northwest for about two years now, but has been part of the library system for over a decade. Gwendolyn runs two book clubs here at Northwest; Reader’s Perspective Book Club for General Fiction & Hallelujah It’s a Book Club for Inspirational Fiction. She is also our in-resident Computer Class Instructor. You can catch her classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10:00 AM. No sign up is needed and all programs are free and open to the public. So, next time you are in the library… Stop on by and say, “Hi!”.

 

Stop! Don't Throw Away That Temporary Pass

Don't discard or throw away that temporary computer pass we give you!  Did you know that it is good for a couple hours a day for seven days from the date printed on the top?  That means you don't have to ask for a new temporary computer pass every time you come in!  I have an even better idea, though!  Why not use your library card to access the computers?  Don't have one?  Just fill out an application and provide proof of a Texas address.  Fill out the form today, get the card in minutes- that's a promise even Gallery Furniture can't beat! 

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Celebrate Where the Wild Things Are and author Maurice Sendak. On Monday, March 15th at 3:00 pm, enjoy storytime and several fun activities. Eat cake like a wild thing. Play games like a wild thing. Get your photo taken with Max! Stay for the film screening! Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Calling All Crafty Adults

CraftersDid you know that the library has an Adult Seasonal Craft Session? Just show up on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 pm! All adults are invited to participate. We have made various craft items: handpainted bowls, earrings, flower pendants, decorated magnets, personalized cards, etc. So, if you are a crafter or you are creative person and looking for a crafting group, stop on by. No sign up required.