Celebrate Black History Month with Academic Reference and Instruction Librarian Kimberly Gay w/ African American Genealogy 101

Northwest Branch Library is pleased to present African American Genealogy 101. Ms. Kimberly M. Gay, BS, MLS from the John B. Coleman Library on the campus of Prairie View A&M University will be teaching on how to begin researching your family's past. This session will be held on February 20th at 3:00pm in the Adult Reading Area. All are welcome to attend. For further information contact Northwest Reference Librarian Gwendolyn McDaniels.

New Year! New Book Clubs!

Did you know the library has several book clubs? You can join the Reader's Perspective Book Club if you are interested in current fiction. How about the Hallelujah Book Club for inspirational fiction? We also have the Classic Readers Book Club for those of you who would like to get back to the literary greats. Each book club is held on a Monday at 2:00 pm. Check the library newsletter and online calendar for details.

Exercise in the New Year!

Losing weight is probably foremost on everyone’s mind after the holidays. We at the library can help you with your goals (no, we’re not going to be your personal trainers, and don’t offer to pay us to be your personal trainers because some of us might be tempted to take you up on that offer). What we do have here are exercise DVDs and books to aid you, as well as cook books to help you make healthy meals. I’ll give you a hint: check out nonfiction sections 613 and 641.5. Don’t give up this year! You can lose weight.

Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

Who is Your Favorite President

Most people have a president that they consider their favorite. That president may be one who achieved great historical achievements, like Washington or Lincoln, or that president may be one who the person loves the platform for which they stood. Oddly, I have never met anyone else who shares the same favorite president as me. My favorite president is Calvin Coolidge.