Get Anything Made out of Rubber for Christmas?

Sadly, Christmas is over and I have to wait another 54 weeks before being able to enjoy my favorite holiday of the year again. I am going to take a wild guess, however, that at least one of your Christmas presents is made with some rubber. Whether that gift is a bicycle, tennis shoes, balls, or any range of gifts, rubber is everywhere today! Yet, did you realize a little more than one-hundred fifty years ago, materials made out of rubber were considered worthless. And, those that did exist were of limited use because they melted immediately upon getting hot!

Find Your New Year's Resolution at the Library!

Start the year off right and find your resolution for the coming year at the library.  Maybe your resolution is to read more, or maybe you want to start a new hobby or lose weight.  We have tons of programs, books, and resources to get you on your way.  I do have one suggestion: maybe, just maybe, your resolution could be to pay off all your fines at the library.  It's not a bad idea.  

Happy Holidays!

We at Northwest wish to send you 'Seasons Greetings!' even though we will soon be closed for four days in a row.  I know that many of you will have to resist the urge to panic at the idea of being without our services for so long, but we hope that you will all have the spirit of the season with you.  Just think of our closing as your holiday gift to us, and we look forward to serving you and the community when we reopen!

Holiday Websites for the Whole Family - Track Santa This Christmas

Happy Holidays to you all. I wanted to take a moment and share some of my favorite websites with you for this joyous season. Did you know you can track Santa on his world wide trip on Christmas Eve? Want to do a little Elf Bowling? How about a little free holiday music, too! You can always download a 3-D fireplace screensaver and imagine the warmest winter ever!

We all know Santa Reached the North Pole First…

Of course, we all know that Santa Claus reached the North Pole first. Nevertheless, among the more scientific minded individuals, there remains a great debate as to who was the first man to reach the North Pole. Like the South Pole race I discussed last week, the North Pole was host to a contest between two great explorers to see who would reach the North Pole first. Unlike with the South Pole, the winner is still a matter of debate.