April Z's blog

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

 Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very important figure in our American history. He was someone who stood up for what he believed in and never backed down. He made such a huge impact in history that we feel it's effect to this day. Some people saw him as a hero, others saw him as an inspiration. In memory of Dr. King's birthday, I have listed a few titles that recognize all our American hero's throughout our history. Be sure to check these out on your next visit to the library.

 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History

 The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century : A Social Justice Hall of Fame 

 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet

 American Civil Rights Leaders 

  Bearing The Cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 
 

Let's Get Ready to Yoga!

Are you one of the many parents who have children that watch hours of t.v., play non stop on their video games, or zone out like zombies in front of the computer? Well Northwest library is here to help. Starting Saturday January 5, 2013 we will be hosting the iPad Kid's Yoga Journey. Get in shape with your child in mind and body. The session will be from 2:00 p.m - 2:40 p.m. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and get here 30 minutes early to get a free ticket. Space is limited to 24 children ages 4 years old and up. If you can't make it to this session, we will be having another one on Saturday January 19th also from 2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Save the date! We'll see you here!

Sessions:

Saturday January 5, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Saturday January 19, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

 

Christmas Cheer!

Do you like  to sing Christmas carols at your Christmas party? Do you listen to Christmas music 24/7 in your car, at work, and at home? Do you read Christmas stories by the Christmas tree or have Christmas movie marathons? If you answered yes to any of the above then you are in luck. Our library offers a variety of books, music, and movies for this special holiday season to share with your family and loved ones. Stop by and check out these items today!

Books

Music CD's

DVD's

Give a Little Joy this Holiday

 

Christmas is just around the corner and it's that time of year again when Toys for Tots reminds us that Christmas is a time for peace, joy, and happiness. This is your chance to make a child happy by donating a Christmas gift to a child in need. Toys for Tots, which is brought to you by U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, runs from Monday November 26th - Friday December 14th. If you are in the spirit for giving, drop by our library and donate an unwrapped gift for a boy or a girl. If you would like to learn more about this organization visit www.toysfortots.org. There is nothing greater than putting a smile on someone else's face. Help spread the love this year and make a donation. It will be greatly appreciated.

 

Our Trip To Panama!

 

Although our trip wasn't literally to Panama, we visited with Panama's culture here in our own library. This Past Saturday, November 17th, our good friend Nidya Pitti Granadino hosted a special Panamanian Children Traveling Art Expo. She brought art from the children of Panama and also showed different artifacts from her home country. We want to Thank Ms. Granadino for sharing her wonderful culture with us here at the Northwest Branch. If you missed it this year, check our Events Calendar for more of these great events. Happy Holidays!

 

Happy Anniversary Sesame Street!

We all know what comes with the month of November. Leaves changing color, pumpkin patches, and of course the most obvious, Thanksgiving. Do you want to know something else that comes with November? Sesame Street of course! Sesame Street made their debut on November 10, 1969. This year they will be celebrating 43 years of fun and learning.  If you love Sesame Street as much as I do then you will love browsing our collection of Sesame Street memorabilia. You can request dvd's, books, music, and audio books with some of Sesame Streets most beloved characters and stories. Here are a few to get you started:

ABC and 123 : a Sesame Street Treasury of Words and Numbers

Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits 

Big Bird says: A Game to Read and Play

Agrupa y Aprende : Encuentra las Figuras Que Van Juntas!

Sesame Street. 40 Years of Sunny Days

Sesame Street Playground 

Play with me Sesame. Let's Play Games 

 

Also, below is a link for all you Sesame Street lovers. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZHPJT2Kp4


 

Halloween Hoopla

Are you ready for Halloween this year? We sure are here at the Northwest Library. Make plans and save the date for our Halloween Hoopla this Saturday October 27th from 2:00p.m-4:00p.m. All ages are welcome so come in costume and enjoy the special treats we have in store for you. We will have fun games such as Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin, Swamp Fishing, Graveyard Golf, Spider Ring Toss, Monster Photo Area, Crafts, and of course Trick or Treating!  Bring the whole family and enjoy a safe and fun filled afternoon. See ya there!

 

Gandhi Celebration!

 

Come one! Come all! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy our Gandhi celebration. It will take place on Saturday October 13 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the library meeting room. Come enjoy a feature film,
food, and refreshments. We will be having this program in order to celebrate the life of Gandhi and his accomplishments that have made such a positive difference around the world. If you would like to learn more about Gandhi and his works, come visit the library and check out these wonderful resources:

 

Bilingual Opera Storytime/ Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe estilo Ópera

 

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana esta casi por llegar! Inicia el sabado, 15 de septiembre hasta el lunes, 15 de octubre. el Mes de la Herencia Hispana nos permite celebrar nuestras comunidades Hispanas y nuestros líderes que han echo un cambio positivo en nuestra historia. Ayudanos a celebrar este mes festivo y acompañanos para una presentación de Storybook Ópera. Van a presentar el libro "Bantam of the Ópera" estilo ópera. Todos son bienvenidos a la presentación. El programa sera el 22 de septiembre a las dos de la tarde. Los boletos estaran disponibles media hora antes de las dos. No se lo pierdan! Una cosa mas, es totalmente gratis!
 

Goodbye Summer!

Summer is sadly coming to an end. Children are back in school, parents back to work, and we are setting up our book shelves for the next big thing. We want to help you get first dibs on great ideas for upcoming holidays. Plan your Halloween party in advance, find great Thanksgiving recipes to try out before the big day, or start collecting Christmas decorating ideas early this year.  It's always good to plan ahead and use all the resources you can get your hands on. Here are a few books to get you started. You can also browse our online library catalog. What's your favorite Holiday?

Halloween:

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