Northeast
Neighborhood Library

Sculpting Black History

Join us for a special Black History Month program for ages 6 and up. We'll learn about African-American sculptors such as Tyree Guyton, the Detroit artist who turned his Heidelberg Street neighborhood into a gigantic art piece, using found materials that other people considered to be junk.

Holiday Off the Beaten Path

The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:February 1-29 – Library Lovers Month February 2 – Bonza Bottler DayFebruary 3 – Bubble Gum Day

Children's Room Book Club

The 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." 

Militants in the Movement

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

Photo Exhibit (January 3 - 31)

Book Review: "Horns" by Joe Hill

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: "He

Teen Book Review: "The Painted Boy"

With 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.

Holiday Open House

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.

Holidays off the Beaten Path

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 DayDecember 2 – Special Education Day

Children's Room Book Club

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? 

Teen Book Review: "Hold me Closer, Necromancer"

It 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

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