Tech Tutor Sessions, All Summer Long!

Beginning next Saturday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, our Tech Tutors will be offering weekly one-on-one sessions from 10 am to noon.

Drop by the library any Saturday through August with your digital device and we'll walk you through the process of checking items out from our Digital Media Catalog onto your device.

Sessions start when we open at 10 am and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Hope to see you there!

Quilting Bee

Be at the Bee! Our very own Quilting Bee will be held here at the Northwest Branch starting Tuesday April 24, 2012 @Quilt, Quilting Bee 2pm.  The Bee will continue to be held every Tuesday @ 2pm.  You are welcome to bring your projects, share your ideas or come in and learn a new craft.  

The process of quilting uses a needle and thread to join two or more layers of material to make a quilt. This sounds easy enough. I'm in!  

Book Sale! Get Your Book Sale Here!

It's one of those three times of year again!  Next Saturday, April 28th, the Friends of the Northwest Library will be hosting another one of their infamous book sales.  Books for all ages, VHS, DVDs, CDs, & LPs for a small fraction of their retail value, and a variety of deals throughout the day. 

The sale starts when we open at 10am and lasts until 4pm.  Make sure to stop by and show your support for your local library and your community.

Extreme Makeover: Turtle Edition

Have you stopped by to visit our turtles yet? If you haven't, no worries, our reptilian friends will be here for a while. Our two little guys have been through a lot since moving to the library. A new place, strange faces, and new friends can be rough for two tiny turtles. Luckily, they have adapted very well. Recently, they have had an extreme home makeover.  Their comfy home was looking a little too much like a swamp so we decided it was makeover time. Moving old stuff out and new stuff in was no easy task, but let me just say that I think they really enjoy their new  environment. Big Mike has finally broken out of his shell, and is such a gentlemen now. Little Rafa is still the attention lover and go-getter. They love when visitors come to say hi and still like to pose for the camera. So don't be turtle shy and come and say hello. They won't bite, I promise.


Downloading the OverDrive App to your Android Device

The OverDrive App is now available for Android products!  You can download it free of charge through Google Play, the new Android Marketplace, on your smartphone or tablet.  

An exception to this rule is with the Kindle Fire.  The App Store on the Fire is run through the Amazon marketplace, which is a subset of the Android marketplace that, unfortunately, does not at present carry the OverDrive App.  However, there is a fairly simple way around this.

Amazon's default settings of the Kindle Fire make it so that you cannot download third-party (i.e. non-Amazon) apps.  To their credit, they make it fairly easy to turn this setting off.  The first step in getting the OverDrive app to your Kindle Fire is to tap the gear at the top of your screen to go into the device's settings.  Next, select the far right option that reads "More..."  Scroll down and tap where it says "Device".  Towards the bottom of the screen, tap where it says "Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources".  Naturally, a warning about the security of your Kindle pops up.  Select OK.  You should now be allowed to install third-party applications to your Fire.

The next step is to open the web browser on your device and to head to