Common Question - - Answered.

With holiday travel on the horizon, I am getting more and more digital book questions. One of the primary questions is "What device do I need to get to be able to use the library's Overdrive Collection?". You just need a computer to be able to use the collection, but to make your eBooks and audio and video files portable you will have to get an electronic device! The library's collection is compatible with several electronic devices; including but not limited to iPads, iPhones, iPods, Sony Readers, Nooks, various mp3 players like Coby and Creative devices, etc... For full details, visit Overdrive or contact the library.

Cyrano de Bergerac with a Contemporary Twist

Cyrano de BergeracJoin us on Monday for Classic Readers as we discuss Cyrano de Bergerac. A surprise film screening will also take place giving us a contemporary twist on this famed classic! Meet in the Northwest Branch Meeting Room at 2:00 PM this Monday and see what all the buzz is about!

Book Club Bash Holiday Piano Concert

Holiday Concert

Please join us on Monday December 13 for a very special concert of holiday piano music performed by Ms. Tracy “The Music Lady.” The event is hosted by the book club members of Northwest, but all are welcome to join us. The festivities will begin at 2 PM in the meeting room. We hope to see you there.

Dance Salad Screening

DancersOn Monday December 6 our regularly scheduled movie will not be seen so we may bring you a special presentation of Houston International Dance Coalition’s Dance Salad Festival. The screening includes footage of contemporary, multi-discipline dances from various international performers. It will be held in the meeting room at 4:15 PM. We hope to see you there.

Save The Words

Save The WordsDon’t be alarmed if you hear the Northwest staff members using some pretty unusual words. No, we’re not taking a cue from Sarah Palin (see “refudiate”) and inventing our own words. Rather, we are participating in the Save The Words campaign. We have adopted a list of obscure words otherwise doomed to extinction by the Oxford American Dictionary. So if you hear us talking about how an aquabib (water drinker) visited the local oporopolist (fruit seller), please don’t assume we're a bunch of foppotees (simple-minded people). We are simply bulking up our slimikin (slender) vocabularies so that they are more crassulent (very fat).