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Perspectives on African American History

We are about to come to the end of the month of February. As we all know this is Black History Month. Looking into Black History, I ran into a resource called Perspectives on African American History. This resource features accounts and descriptions of Important, but little known events in African American History. These events are recalled often by those who were witnesses, participants, or have viewpoints about historical developments shaping the contemporary black world. It was such a delight I thought I would share it with northwest patrons.

 

The Uniqueness of it all

In observance of Black History Month, Readers Perspective Book Club will read a novel called the Wench. This novel was written by Dolen Perkins Valdez. It is a finely wrought story that explores the emotional lives of four slave women caught in the web of the “peculiar Institution” and it sheds light on the racial intricacies of America’s past. We will be discussing the book on February 25, 2013. If you haven’t read it, come by and pick up a copy or just come and sit in on the discussion if you like.

Candy and Questions

What does candy and questions really mean? February is the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Northwest Branch will be doing a Valentine’s Day trivia for the adults. All you will need to do is come by the library to pick up your trivia sheet. Answer the trivia questions to the best of your knowledge and turn it in before the 28th of the month. When you turn in your sheet you will be eligible to win a surprise treat!

 

 

 

Readers Perspective

What a unique way of recognizing my opinion when reading a book. If this is important to me, I wonder how many others have the same idea when it comes to reading. Northwest Branch has a book club that reads all kinds of fiction. In doing so, we are able to express our perspectives on the matter. If this is something you would like to be a part of, join us on the 4th Monday of every month. Our next meeting is January 28th @ 2:00 PM. We will be discussing, The Litigators by John Grisham.

 

Tagore Society

Northwest Branch Library will be having a presentation to honor the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore of India. He was a poet, short-story writer, song composer, novelist, playwright, essayist, and painter. You are welcome to join us and be enlightened. This program will be on January 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM. See You There!

 

New Gadgets What Do I Do?

Christmas overwhelmed me with so much new technology. I wonder what my kids were even thinking. They tell me it is time for me to get with it. If you or anyone else is feeling like this, come by the library every Saturday in the month of January and February. We have (Tech Tutors) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. available to help you. Bring your Nook, Kindle, IPod’s, I Pad or any other E-reader. There are books available on our catalog to help. No fear Northwest Branch is here.

 

Stocking Stuffers One of a Kind

 There are actually a few more days of shopping for Christmas. At this point you have probably run out of ideas. Well, what about a stocking stuffer for an avid reader or someone you want to get interested in reading more. Here is a great idea, what about stocking stuffers of reading tools. Let’s explore, an EBook, Hardcopy Book, and last but not least a gift card to purchase a book. In case you don’t want that just give them an application to fill out for a library card which is free and they can get up to 75 books at one time. Also, check out the library catalog for EBooks, and hardcopy books you can direct them there to get them started.

            

Holiday Entertainment

Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to amuse and interest an audience. It is the audience that turns a private recreation or leisure activity into entertainment. There is so much to do in the holidays, and having a little quiet time is considered a luxury. How about enjoying a few movies this Christmas as a way to relax and take in the Holiday Spirit. Not just your ordinary movies but classic Christmas Movies. Check out our catalog, and gather a few ideas. However, this is one of my favorites.  

                                                                               
                       
                                                               The Christmas shoes

It’s Not Just Turkey

  

In just a few days we will be enjoying the day called Thanksgiving. To many it’s a time of meeting with family, friends and plenty of eating. But have you really taken the time to explore the beginning of Thanksgiving? Come to the Library and check out this book called 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving a book by Chatherine O'Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac..This book has a good spin on the subject. If you wish you can find this in our catalog @www.hcpl.net.

Who’s Number One

 Could it be you or is it John Grisham? “Number One” seems to be the magic number for all great happenings. Did you realize this goes on, even in the wonderful world of books?  According to New York Times, the number one best seller in Print and E-book is “The Racketeer” by author John Grisham. If you haven’t read it you can get it through our catalog. If it is not available now you can place it on hold and have it sent here. When it is ready you will be notified to come and pick it up here or at any of our other libraries you may have chosen.  Good Reading!

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