Discover the Winter Games Anew!

For those of you who have missed the myriad of commercials playing on television these days, the Winter Olympic Games are about to start in Vancouver on February 12th. This is only the third time in the History of the Olympics that Canada, the second largest nation on Earth, will host the Olympics. I am looking forward to this year’s winter Olympics, especially in light of what happened in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. Forty-eight new World Records and over a hundred thirty new Olympic Records were set in 2008. If we see anything as exciting at that in the 2010 games, they will be glorious to watch.

Help Us Help You!

We provide resources and services for the community and we need you to help us keep doing that.  Donate old books to the Friends of the Library (we have guidelines up at the desk explaining what you can give), when you see a collection box or jar spare some pocket change, and don't, don't miss the book sale on Saturday, January 30th!  Your help makes all the difference!

Book Sale! Book Sale! Book Sale! Get 'em cheap! Help the library!

Saturday, January 30th is our big Friends of the Library BOOK SALE. It starts at 10:00 am sharp and lasts until 4:00 pm. It is sure to be a good time had by all. Don't miss out. This only happens three times per year! Also if you would like to join the Friends and help with the setting up of the sale, jus let us know. More information about the Friends of the Northwest Library is available by clicking here.

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!