Name that Genre

Northwest Branch has a book club which reads most of the fiction genre. The book club is named Reader’s Perspective. Books include romance, legal drama, historical fiction, mystery and when possible the new fiction releases. In our club you do not purchase the books, they are supplied through the library. We are readers of like mind, who like to read and talk. It is a very relaxed book club. We meet every fourth Monday of the month. Would you like to be a part of the book club? Come by the library and pick up your book. We will discuss Suspicion of Innocence by Barbara Parker on April 22nd at 2:00 PM. Come join in the fun.

Nook Update: 3 YA Nooks Now Available for Checkout!

I'm here with an update on our Nook checkout pilot program here at Northwest.  We're still working out some kinks with our three adult-oriented Nooks.  However, our three YA-oriented Nooks are now officially available for checkout!  These YA Nooks are preloaded with 30 YA titles, including most of the titles on this year's Lone Star Reading List, as well as several other popular YA titles.  The complete list is as follows:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Almost Home by Joan Bauer
Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal
Planet Tad by Tim Carvell
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Reached by Ally Condie
Outlaw by Stephen Davies
Bewitching by Alex Flinn
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Legend by Marie Lu
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Ripper by Stefan Petrucha
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Curveball: the Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

All three of these Nooks are available to be checked out today, so come on by and pick one up!  More details on the Nook circulation program here.

Music Soothes the Soul

Music has been around for a long time. There are all types of music such as jazz, country western,Gospel ,the classics and many more. Music has been known to soothe the soul and set one’s spirit to a blaze. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. The 20th century profession formally began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateur and professional, went to Veterans hospitals around the country to play for the thousands of veterans suffering both physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The patients' notable physical and emotional responses to music led the doctors and nurses to request the hiring of musicians by the hospitals. Today, we are still using music to help patients. We don’t necessarily hire musicians but we have technological devices to help out. Music is used by everyone. Here at northwest branch we have various types of music that can be use for check out. Take a look around, you just may be surprised at what you find.

 

Science Fiction Book Club

Do you consider yourself a science fiction aficionado?  Would you like to discuss some of your favorite titles with fellow sci-fi readers?  Northwest is looking to start up a sci-fi book club but we desperately need active participants.  If you are interested or know someone who might be, please let us know.  As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to share them with us.  We hope to see you in the not-too-distant future!
 

Volunteer or Be Our Friend!

Are you looking for something to do? Do feel that you want to help out your community? Do you love books?

Well here we are! You can come on in and volunteer at your local library.  We are accepting volunteers 17 years of age and up. All you have to do is attend one of Volunteer Orientations held on the first Thursday of each month and fill out a volunteer application. You can start working immediately.  Northwest Branch FOL

You can also become a Friend of the Library.  The Friends of the Northwest Library Association provide financial support for programs and library materials through their book sales and other fund raising projects. Membership forms are available at the library and with a $10.00 donation you can start being our Friend. 

You can volunteer at any time and as little or as much time as you want because you will be your own boss! So what are you waiting for?

Thursday March 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm  Volunteer Orientation