Are you ready for the holidays?! All the librarians are. We have been busy decorating and selecting books, movies, and many other library materials that we hope will help all our patrons pass the time as they gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays.
Book Bubbles with Uno. Our library goldfish Uno has been very busy the past couple of weeks. What with reading his favorite books and working on his very own book he has had a lot on his plate lately. He was taking a bubble blowing break the other day when he noticed the librarians here at the Reservoir putting up Halloween decorations. He asked us what they were for, and when we told him he jumped for joy knowing that it was the start of the holiday season! With that, he swam back into his sunken pirate ship home and got busy planning his holiday season! Like the rest of us, Uno cannot wait to see his family and friends during the holiday season. He told me that his favorite time of the year was the Christmas season. It is during this time that he and his friends that live in the Reservoir gather together and exchange Christmas gifts with each other. His plans for the holidays are to visit his friends and family in the South Pacific!
Veterans Day. On November 12, The Reservoir Library will be closed for the observation of Veterans Day. We will return to our regular business hours on Tuesday, November 13. We hope all our patrons have a safe and happy Veterans Day. We would like to especially thank our veterans for their service to our country.
International Games Week. Let the games begin! Join us for International games week as we celebrate International Games week at the Northwest Point Reservoir Library. We will officially open the games on November 5th and end them on November 9th. We will have game for all patrons to play ranging from popular favorites such as chess and checkers to more modern favorites such as monopoly and Settlers of Catan! Patrons are also welcome to bring their own games to join in the fun!
Movie Matinee. Join us on November 14, at 11 am, for a trip back in time to the 1800s to experience an old-fashioned American Thanksgiving. We will be showing the New Line Cinema production of An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, which tells the story of a poor family torn apart by grief and loss. The only way for them to have a holiday is to enlist the help of their estranged wealthy grandmother to help bring them all together for an unforgettable holiday. We will have free popcorn for all patrons while supplies last. All are welcome to come enjoy this timeless classic to start off the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving! We at the Northwest Point Reservoir Library would like to take a moment to wish all our patrons a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. The Reservoir library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21, and remain closed through Saturday, November 24, so that the librarians (and library goldfish Uno can enjoy the holiday with their family and friends. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 26. We are so thankful to all our supportive patrons without who this Library would not be here. Thank you for your continued support for the library and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Trivia Tuesday! The third Tuesday night of each month, at 6:30 pm, we will test our trivial knowledge skills as we battle with others to win a gift card for Mugshots great food. If you are a Trivia master, then join us for the ultimate battle for the title of trivia king! Free Rotel for all and as always lots of fun and friendship! The next game is December 18, at Mugshots of Flowood.
Pictures with Santa! On Wednesday, December 12, at 3:30 pm, bring your Christmas letters to Santa. The Jolly man himself will be taking a break from his busy holiday rush at the North Pole to come visit us! Be ready to take plenty of pictures and ask him lots of questions about his North Pole workshop. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras to take pictures of their children as they visit with Santa.
The High Noon Book Club. December 13, at 12 pm, we will hold the second in a series of book club meetings. Bring your favorite book and a brown bag lunch for a fun-filled lunch hour of reading and friendly discussion as we dive into the world of fine dining and literature. Deserts will be provided! This month we are reading the Richard Grant book Dispatches from Pluto, which tells the story of a young couple from the Northern United States who on a whim decide to move down to the small Mississippi Delta community of Pluto to buy an old antebellum plantation home. While living their new lives as Mississippians they meet a colorful community.
This past month we read the book A Man Called Ove which is written by Swiss author Fredrik Backman. The consensus was that the book does have a curmudgeon with a heart of gold as the main character and that it was a great book to start off the book club. Of the nine people that were in the first meeting only one person generally disliked the book. I would suggest this book to any readers wanting to start a book club but don’t know exactly where to start. A Man Called Ove is a very easy read of only 337 pages and each chapter is like a separate story. An enjoyable book!
Loose Knit Group. Join us every Tuesday, from 1pm to 3pm, for conversation and knitting! Bring your own projects to work on as we discuss the events of life and work on our knitting and crocheting together. All experience levels are welcome.
We have many fun and exciting events planned for all our patrons this holiday season! We hope that all of you enjoy these events free of charge and will please help us ring in the New year by providing their input to the staff of Northwest Point Reservoir Library.