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.

Rob Costelloe Wows Library Book Club Members

What a special treat we had today at the Northwest Library! Local area writer, Rob Costelleospoke to the members of our library book clubs about the writing process. He detailed plot development, the writing and research process, the final editing along with the trials of the publication process. Author Costelleo has two titles; Coinage of Commitment and Pocket Piece Cameo by Saga Books Press. Be sure to visit his website for more details.

Take Time to Read Our Blogs!

If you're reading this then you've already found HCPL's best blogger *wink*, but just in case I have a slightly inflated sense of self *gasp* why don't you take the time to explore our website and read our other blogs.  You can find out what's going on at this and other locations, get reviews of books and movies, and find other interesting info.  The holiday season is hectic, so take some time out.  You might even find a review of something that would make a great gift.  Remember, our Friends of the Library book sales are always good opportunities to buy cheap gifts and will take some of the pressure off of next year's shopping season (just don't buy any of the refreshments and expect them to still be good at Christmas)!