59 Years of Peanuts!

October 2nd, 1950 was an important day in American history. On this date, Charles Schulz published his first Peanuts comic strip. As most people are familiar, the comic strip continued to run until the death of Charles Schulz in February 2000. 

Movies @ Your Library

Did you missed the new release at the theaters and are waiting for the DVD? Why not come and screen those films in full projection in true surround sound at the library? On Mondays at 4:00pm, we have a Teen Scene Film Night. On Wednesdays at 4:00pm, we host a Family Fun Film. All ages are welcome and the movie screenings are always free and open to the public! Call the library for details on the titles. Just remember you always have access to DVDs via our online catalog and movie feature on our website.

Sticky Books!

I have had the dubious honor of processing torn books, scratched DVDs, and marked up materials, but nothing quite compares to the unnerving sensation of handling an inexplicably sticky book.

Me and the Giant Squid

What do megamouth sharks, hoan kiem turtles, and the giant squid all have in common. Sixty years ago, scientists would have told you that none of them exist. As I read the Houston Chronicle’s front page report on Tuesday that a giant squid had been fished up by fisherman off the coast of Louisiana, I imagine that I felt more excited than most people. Yes, I knew that the animal exists because the mysterious creature was proven to exist in 1954, when the first giant squid was captured.

The Mystery of the Backward Books

Have you ever been among the aisles and seen a book placed in among the other books backward, spine and label facing in, pages facing out. It’s a fairly common occurrence, and, oddly enough, the book is usually right where it belongs…just backward. ‘Why?’ you may ask? No, it’s not the work of pranksters and poltergeists (as I thought for an embarrassingly long time), it’s because many school libraries tell students to place any book they look at back on the shelf backwards. This is so the librarians know which items have been moved and can return them to where they belong. At Northwest putting items on the re-shelf cart works just fine; no need for enchanted rearward-facing books.