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SOME THINGS CHANGE WITH TIME

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi PicoultThe libraries purpose for reading is to inform and entertain. Our Reader’s Perspective Book Club read a book last month called Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. It was based on the issue of bullying and its effect on children, parents and the community. Reader’s Perspective Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 2:00 PM. See you next time!

Scrapbooking 101

ScrapbookingAdult craft programs? What! Yes. Northwest Branch Library recognizes the creativity of adults. We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 2:00 PM. This month we tackled scrapbooking. We learned about themed scrapbooking, creative use of designer paper and how to use your craft supplies to the fullest. Need more information? Check out library books on scrapbooking. See you next time!

DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO ON VACATION?

Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2010

Taking a vacation is a good time to relax, have fun and travel from place to place. This sounds good but where shall I began? Northwest Branch Library has a travel section which is located in the Non-Fiction Adult area. Travel guides will provide information on the states, restaurants, hotels, recreation sites, cost, and all of the necessary information that will make your travel enjoyable. Come and see if this doesn’t make the decision easier.    

 

 

ONE SIZE FITS ALL

What an interesting concept. There is a product we have in the library which is called magazines. Often times this product is over looked because it does not get the publicity as other reads. However, I find that magazines are really one size fits all. Many of the magazines are based on subject topics such as Yoga, enterprise, people and basketball, just to name a few. At the same time they offer articles, recipes, ideas, travel, health, decorating, exercise, and all the good stuff that makes life living. Most importantly, it is a quick read and a relaxing time saver. Northwest Branch has magazines. They are located right behind the information desk. Come and browse, if you need to check them out it is also possible.

 

IN THE KNOW

Library AccessIt’s amazing how patrons love the books and resources we have here at Northwest Branch. Just the other day a customer spoke with me at the Reference Desk. I was helping her locate some information she needed. In the process of this she shared how much she learned about business using our books and doing research on our computers. She mentioned, "I’ve come here every day and spent hours sitting at the table searching the different books on how to start a business, different types of businesses, getting capital and grants. From the information I’ve gained, I am more confident in what I am doing and how to proceed to have the business I want." The library is truly the place to get "in the know".
 

Notice 'A-ha' Moments

  I have had A-ha moments but never after reading a fiction book. A-ha is just a phrase used when something surprise me or something comes to my mind that I wasn’t sure about and then someone else comes up with the same conclusion. Our Hallelujah Book Club read, The Penny by Joyce Meyer. This book was a great eye opener. I will never look at the penny the same anymore. It was such an A-ha that many on the staff are compelled to read the book.                 

Modern Day Monster

I remember when I was younger, my sister and I would look at a sitcom called “The Munster’s”. With all the talk of vampire movies, and the Young Adults reading Twilight and New Moon, I thought I would test the waters. I set up a display showing the books on Vampire Romance. To my surprise, the Adults just kept checking them out. This just shows me, age has no barriers.

Book Clubs: A Place of Belonging

Northwest Branch Library has several book clubs available for Adults. They are Classic, Fiction, and Inspirational Fiction. I am responsible for two of them such as Reader's Perspective (Fiction) and the Hallelujah (inspirational). Since the book clubs have begun the Adults have found this to be a place of meeting new people, social interaction, and sharing the joy of discussing the same book. I have noticed, although we read the same book our perspectives of the book are not always the same. The conversation, laughter and fun that are brought through reading are a pleasure for all. The Hallelujah Book club meets the 1st Monday of the month and the reader's Perspective meets the 3rd Monday of the month, and Classic readers meet the 4th Monday of the month. We would be glad to have you join.

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