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Published on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Going Bovine by Libba BrayWhat in the world do the song “It’s A Small World After All,” an Eskimo band, snow globes and mad cow disease have in common?

They are all parts of the latest winner of the Printz Award for outstanding young adult fiction, Going Bovine by Libba Bray.  This book is full of what can only be described as weird and wonderful, from the author’s laugh-out loud acknowledgments to the very last page. 

Published on Friday, September 2, 2011

It’s time to head back to school and hit the books. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate in between Labor Day and Columbus Day.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.

September 1 – Chicken Boy’s Birthday
September 1-30 – Library Card Sign-Up Month
September 5 – Be Late for Something Day

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

During the summer, the Northeast Library distributed over 100 bags of free books donated by Target and United Way. Many of the bags contained the book Steel Trapp: The Challenge by Ridley Pearson. There are a few copies left. The reading level is ages 9 and up.

Come, get a copy, and join us for the book club meeting, Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Friday, August 12, 2011

I havOkay For Now by Gary D Schmidte bad news for you.  School is going to start again in just a few days.  But before you start groaning and complaining, the opening to your school year can be nowhere near as bad as the one faced by Doug Swieteck. He starts school saddled with the reputation of being a troublemaker, and he didn’t even do anything!  

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Join the adult book club in its discussion of Sing You Home by Jody Picoult.  After almost 10 years of marriage and several unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child, Max and Zoe Baxter divorce.  Both begin rebuilding their separate lives until Zoe meets and falls in love with Vanessa. 

Zoe and Vanessa marry and decide to have a baby using embryos from Max and Zoe's fertility treatments.  An emotionally draining court battle for custody of the embryos ensues. 

The author of the book has included an original soundtrack with each song corresponding to specific chapters of the book to enhance the reader's understanding of the story. 

The book club meets on Monday, August 22, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room.

Published on Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer has brought a fresh crop of fiction to the children's room!  The books listed below are just a few of the great titles we've been receiving:

Published on Friday, August 5, 2011

Capitol Police K9 UnitU.S. Capitol Police K9 Technician Timothy Cullen with his dog Oakley.  (Courtesy, U.S. Capitol Police)

Monday, August 15, 2011, the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room is hosting a party to celebrate the ending of the summer reading program at 4 in the afternoon.  The party will begin with a visit from a U.S. Capitol Police working dog.  After we have learned all about working dogs, we will play book bingo, distribute prizes and have refreshments.  We look forward to seeing you.

Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three-day weekend.  But here in the U.S., we get nothing.  (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?)  Even though most of us don’t have a three-day weekend to look forward to, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.

August 4 – National Underwear Day
August 7 – Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

book cover of Marvel Adventures Thor comic book Right now, superheroes are everywhere! 

With big summer movies like Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America and X-Men: First Class, it seems like you can't go anywhere without seeing characters made famous by Marvel and DC Comics.

And during our summer reading program, kids can learn to create and draw their own original superhero characters.  Tomorrow, Friday, July 22, at 1 p.m., local artist Maryann Pollock will lead a comic book character-drawing workshop with a step-by-step focus on creating superheroes.

Published on Monday, July 18, 2011

On Monday, August 15, at 4 p.m., we will have our wrap-up party for the summer reading program.  Our special guest will be a working dog from the U.S. Capitol Police. 

After we have learned about working dogs, we will play bingo and have refreshments.  Keep reading!