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Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On Tuesday, December 13, the Northeast Library will be having an open house.  We will have hot chocolate and cookies and some giveaways.  The children's room will offer craft-making all afternoon and some holiday music. 

Come one, come all.  The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 5 p.m.

Published on Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday shopping giving you the blues?  Then celebrate some of these irreverent holidays to give yourself the gift of laughter. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

December 1 – Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
December 2 – Special Education Day
December 4-10 – Clerc-Gallaudet Week
December 5 – Bathtub Party Day 
December 6 – Miner’s Day

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The December selection is The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo.  What ever happened to the idea of a magician and a rabbit?  In this story, the magician keeps saying he intended only lilies.  A woman who walked to the magic show but could not walk out keeps saying,"Crippled. Crippled by an elephant that came through the roof."  Can you imagine? 

Before the elephant appeared, an orphan was told by a fortune-teller that an elephant would lead him to his sister.  His sister lives? Can it be?  The impossible becomes possible.  The truth is always changing. 

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBrideIt seems you can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about paranormal romance books for teens.  This trend in teen literature is at its peak right now with the release of the penultimate Twilight movie.  But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great paranormal books to read that don’t need a love triangle to support them.  A great example of this is Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, by new author Lish McBride. 

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Learn the basics of presenting your skills, accomplishments and experiences to create an effective résumé.

Receive advice about how to make your online and paper résumés more attractive. 

Gather tips on building a strong cover letter.

Presenter:  Marcia Cross-Briscoe, All Star Concepts

Saturday, November 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Who needs Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday when there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate this month?

Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

November 1 – National Cook for Your Pets Day
November 1 – National Family Literacy Day
November 2 – National Traffic Directors Day
November 2 – Plan Your Epitaph Day
November 3 – Cliché Day

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011

Delirium By Lauren OliverWe have a very special treat for you in this month's teen book review post.  As part of DC Public Library’s Summer Reading program, a local teen named Anna submitted the review below.  This is a great review that won Anna the grand prize in our contest, a Dell netbook computer.  It’s about a great book that asks the question, “If emotion were outlawed because of the trouble it caused, what would happen to someone who wants to feel?”  If you want the answer to this question, read on...

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

War HorseThe Children's Room Book Club for ages 8 - 12 (or thereabouts) meets on the first Wednesday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m.  That means there will be a meeting, Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Steel Trapp: The Challenge by Ridley Pearson. 

In November, the book club will read War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.  A movie based on the book is due out December 25 of this year. Steven Spielberg is the director. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m.  If you love horses, this is a great story.  It is also good historical fiction. Copies are available in the children's room.

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011

Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.  Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

October 1 – Fall Astronomy Day
October 1 – World Card Making Day
October 1 - World Vegetarian Day
October 2 – Intergeneration Day

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

front cover of The Invention of Hugo CabretAuthor-illustrator Brian Selznick has fascinated kids and adults alike with his groundbreaking book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.