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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!

Published on Monday, July 18, 2011

children and adults making handmade books

On Monday, June 20, the Northeast Neighborhood Library hosted Sushmita Mazumdar, a book artist, who shared handmade books with local children and taught them how to make their own.

She displayed pictures of her home country, India, and shared a story about a journey to the Himalayan mountains, where the prayer wheels and prayer flags of the villagers inspired her to design a new book project. 

Afterward, she led the children in creating a simple folded book, and on the inside each child wrote and drew his or her wishes, dreams and hopes for the future. 

Published on Saturday, July 16, 2011

We’re starting to approach the dog days of summer, which means that it’s going to get hotter and hotter. But if you really want to turn up the heat, you should see what’s happening in the Florida swamp in the novel Candor by Pam Bachorz.  In this book, Nia and Oscar are caught in a real scorcher, and if they fail, they’ll be burned up in more ways than one. 

Published on Friday, July 15, 2011

Due to ongoing roof repairs, the second floor children's area of the Northeast Neighborhood Library will remain closed until further notice.

Published on Friday, July 15, 2011

Due to roof repairs, the second floor children's area of the Northeast Neighborhood Library will be closed today, July 15.

The first floor and the mezzanine will be open as usual.

Published on Friday, July 1, 2011

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth.

July 3 – Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 6 – Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

July 7 – Bonza Bottler Day

Published on Friday, June 10, 2011

As part of the the Library teen summer reading program You Are Here, we will be hosting a special event, International Gaming Night, on Wednesday, June 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  For more information about the event, please read the description below.

Labyrinth Gameshop Logo

Come see how people around the world had fun before video games and electronic devices. Play

Parcheesi, Mancala and Geography Twister!! The ladies of Labyrinth Game Shop will help people learn how to play. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Join the next book discussion of Grace by Richard Paul Evans.  Grace is the story of a young runaway and the boy who hides her from a frightening world too large and unfathomable for him to comprehend.  Grace is the story of a man remembering his first love, his first kiss and the girl who taught him more about life than anyone. 

The Adult Book Club meets every fourth Monday.  The next Adult Book Club meeting is scheduled for June 27 at 7 p.m.

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