Tribute to the Lobby

Whether you call it the lobby, foyer, front hall, parlor or entrance, right inside our doors there is much to see. On the bulletin boards there are flyers advertising all kinds of events and movies. To your left there is the book deposit slot where you can return all your items (with the exception of oversized books) including DVDs and CDs. On the right is the entrance to the meeting room, where movies are shown and tax help is given. Lastly, the lobby also has our bathrooms. So look around you the next time you walk in and see what you may have overlooked.

Book Clubs: A Place of Belonging

Northwest Branch Library has several book clubs available for Adults. They are Classic, Fiction, and Inspirational Fiction. I am responsible for two of them such as Reader's Perspective (Fiction) and the Hallelujah (inspirational). Since the book clubs have begun the Adults have found this to be a place of meeting new people, social interaction, and sharing the joy of discussing the same book. I have noticed, although we read the same book our perspectives of the book are not always the same. The conversation, laughter and fun that are brought through reading are a pleasure for all. The Hallelujah Book club meets the 1st Monday of the month and the reader's Perspective meets the 3rd Monday of the month, and Classic readers meet the 4th Monday of the month. We would be glad to have you join.

Teen Movie Night

School pressures, job pressures, friend pressures? Sometimes you just need to forget about the immediate chaos, sit back and lose yourself in a great film. Each Monday at 4:00 PM at Northwest we screen a variety of new release and classic movies ranging anywhere from documentaries to the latest installment of your favorite vampire saga. You'll feel like you've gone to the movies while viewing films projected at an enormous scale in our dark, quiet meeting room. Feel free to bring a bag of popcorn (microwave available) or your favorite snack. Most films on Monday nights are rated PG-13, so some content may not be suitable for younger viewers.


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!”.