Nidya Granadino and the Panamanian Children's Art Exhibit

The Northwest Library was contacted by Ms. Nidya Granadino. She lives in Houston, but teaches art to the children of her hometown Province of Chiriqui in Panama. Nidya shared wonderful artwork from Panamanian sixth graders with us. These colorful renditions of the Panama Canal, landscapes, still life drawings and depictions of every day life in Panama are sure to please, educate and inspire the children of Cypress, Texas. Come on it to see this wonderful exhibit and leave a comment in the exhibit comment book. The child artists will be able to read what you have written.  

The Tie Wins Again!

Okay, so my Aggie spirit got the better of me on Halloween and I put my Texas A&M tie on over my Halloween costume. This inspired my wife to make me promise that, if the Aggies won, I would post a picture of myself wearing the tie on my blog. Also, she made me promise to mention to readers that she is the one who purchased the tie for me. Therefore, Texas A&M’s winning streak can all be credited to her buying me the tie.

Library Lingo

Every trade has its own vernacular; the same goes for the library.  Sometimes we may say things that don't make sense to you, so here is a short list of terms and slang for your benefit:

  1. ILL = Interlibrary Loan (a book borrowed from another library system)
  2. Admin = Administrative building (where most of our books, etc. are processed)
  3. Circ = Circulation Desk (the front desk)
  4. SR table = Summer Reading table (applies only during the summer)
  5. Shelf Read = meticulously reading the spines of the books to make sure they are in order
  6. Shelf Check = checking to see if an item is on the shelf

Let's Hear it for the Tie!

Okay, perhaps my wearing the Texas A&M tie on Saturday did not have anything to do with Aggies scoring a major upset over 21st ranked Texas Tech! Still, sports fans are full of superstitions and I am willing to wear the A&M tie every Aggie game for the rest of the year as long as they keep winning.

James Gives a Tour for the Boy Scouts Books and Reading Merit Badge

This morning our Assistant Branch Librarian, James Meadows, gave a library tour to a local Boy Scouts Troop so they could earn the Books and Reading Merit Badge. Did you know the library carries the Merit Badge Books. Check out this link for the Books and Reading Badge Pamplet. You can order this guide and many others and have them brought directly to your library.