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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

Résumé Workshop

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

Holidays off the Beaten Path

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 DayNovember 1 – National Family Literacy Day

Teen Book Reviews - Special Review by Teen Winner!!!

We 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 s