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Published on Monday, January 30, 2012

The Cruisers by Walter Dean MyersThe Cruisers are four students at the Da Vinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented. The official school newspaper is called The Palette, and the masthead is a quote from the assistant principal, which reads "Education is a journey on the high seas of life." 

African-Americans and Others in the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-60

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo Exhibit (January 3 - 31)

Published on Monday, January 2, 2012

Recently on NPR, I heard a report from Barbara Bradley Hagerty, who proclaimed 2011 a good year for heaven and hell.  She talked about nonfiction books on heaven and hell.  One of the books mentioned was Rob Bell's Love Wins: ABook About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.  You may want to listen to her report on NPR's website: "Hell on Fire in 2011, Thanks to Films and Books."

Published on Friday, December 16, 2011

The Painted Boy by Charles De LintWith the holidays only a few days away, family gatherings and yearly traditions are probably on your mind. But there are times when family members can be a little…overbearing and you wish you could escape. Just ask Jay Li. He needed to get away from his grandmother so badly, he moved from Illinois to Arizona. Of course, he had his reasons. Want to find out what they are?  Then read The Painted Boy by Charles De Lint.

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


The elevator at Northeast Library is temporarily out of order. The children's room, restrooms, and meeting rooms are currently only accessible by stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.