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 
 

The OverDrives, They Are A-Changin'

Just when you thought you had figured out exactly how to check eBooks out to your Digital Device from our Digital Media Catalog, our primary eBook distributor, OverDrive has gone and changed things on us. 

In the next few weeks, you will find that the OverDrive interface has had a bit of a makeover - one that they purport will make the eBook checkout process easier, but one that may also, on first encounter, cause the anxiety of figuring this whole eBook thing out to return.

But do not worry, for HCPL is here to help!  The first place to go for help with this "Next Generation" of OverDrive is with this handy guide provided by our very helpful digital media support staff, fully equipped with this informative video provided by OverDrive.

Here at Northwest, we'll also be holding our Tech Tutors sessions every Saturday during January and February from 10 am to noon.  Bring in your device, and we'll help guide you through the eBook checkout process, hopefully in the least confusing way.  We're here to help!

New Year, New Events

 

It is a new year and with the new year we have new events at our library. Check out our variety of events we will be hosting. Don't worry we will still keep all your favorites.  We will have programs for those young and young at heart. If you want to learn new skills or just refresh your mind come on in. Check out our events calendar and see for yourself or pick up a calendar in the library for more information. Some events have an age limit for the safety of the little ones and some will require a ticket which you can obtain 30 min prior to the program.  The best part is that all our events and programs are absolutely free!

 

Mondays- Book Clubs

Tuesdays- Quilting Bee and Story time

Wednesdays- Baby Book Time and Computer Classes

Thursdays- Sit and Stitch and Toddler Time

Saturdays- Tech Tutors

 

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!