Free the books! Free the books!

Captain UnderpantsBanned Books Week is an American Library Association recognized week to battle censorship and celebrate our freedom to read. This year, Banned Books Week will be September 25th - October 2nd. The librarians of Northwest Library gathered up titles in our newest display area to bring attention to books that have been banned in the past.

A Night at the Museum

MFAH LogoLast night, I had the pleasure of attending Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's celebration of education and community partners. At this event, Harris County Public Library received A Place For All People Award. This distinction is awarded to community collaborators for longtime dedication to the arts and education. Over the years, the library has partnered with the museum for various programs. Several branches have hosted weeklong Summer Art Camps, taken free bus trips to the museum, as well as transformed library public spaces into temporary art galleries for traveling art exhibits. The benefits to our community extend beyond the library branch.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

House on Mango StreetJoin us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a children's craft. Make your very own maracas this Saturday at 3:00 PM! If crafts aren't your thing, join us at our Reader's Perspective Book Club, September 20th at 2:00 PM. We will be reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. We look forward to seeing you in the library!

Laptops in the Library

hcplDid you know that Northwest Branch Library has six laptops that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk? These laptops are for two hour use inside the library. All you need is a library card that is older than thirty days and you can snuggle up on your favorite sofa and click away! So, if you are not the type that likes a traditional desktop, come and check out a laptop!

Register to Vote at Northwest Library Today!

 

Are you registered to vote? Chances are if you come to the Northwest circulation desk we will ask you this question. With the Upcoming 2010 midterm elections this November, it’s important to make sure that you get your registration in by October 4 in order to participate. Luckily, Northwest library is registering voters every day! It’s fast, free, and easy. The next time you come into our branch, just fill out a voter registration application, leave it with one of our friendly staff members, and consider it postmarked.