AARP to serve all with tax assistance

Did you know that most area libraries help with tax assistance? AARP is coming to Northwest starting in February. Don't let the organization's name fool you, they help ALL AGES.
On a first come, first serve basis throughout tax season, AARP offers free tax help here at Northwest on the following days of the week:
Thursdays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fridays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Additional tax assistance can be found on the IRS and AARP Tax Aide websites. If you prefer to gain tax assistance by phone, call 1-800-829-1040 for the IRS or 1-888-227-7669 for AARP.


Wonderful Wii Wevealed!

While I admit that I may be late in joining the Wii craze, I did jump on board last year and got a Wii for Christmas (Thank You Santa!). Personally, I never really thought of the Wii as anything other than just a fun gaming console with a more interactive style of play. Then, I found the "Nintendo Wii Pocket Guide" and suddenly a whole new world of possibilities opened up to me! I never imagined that I could use the Wii to check my emails or surf the internet! But I can!

Mardi Gras Season Has Begun!

Mardi Gras Season has officially begun (yes, there is an official start to the Mardi Gras season)! We love to celebrate holidays here at Northwest, and Mardi Gras is just the reason we need to party hardy. This year we (or rather our talented John has) decorated the bulletin board behind the desk. Fat Tuesday is coming early this year, so make sure you enjoy yourself before the fun is over!

A History Lost to the West

If I said the names, Ramses the Second, Socrates, Cleopatra, Julius Ceasar, and so on, most of you would not only know who they are but be able to write a paragraph about them. After all, you learned about them in school. If I said the name, Chandragupta Maurya, Vardhamana Mahavira, Ashoka, Samudra Gupta, I am guessing that few of you would be able to tell me who they were or much about them.

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.