Neighborhood Library

Children's Book Club Meeting

"Crazy Lady" by Jane Leslie Conly

Come Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on September 9, 2010 for the ages 8 - 12 book club meeting.  We will be discussing Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly.  This is realistic fiction at its best.  Real situations and real people without any sugar-coating.  Ms.

Adult Book Club

Meet the four Garcia sisters __ Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia.  They are uprootedfrom their family home in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City in 1960.Much to their parents' dismay the sisters begin to immerse themselves into Americanculture by ironing their hair, forgetting their Spanish and meeting boys unchaperoned.Join us at the Northeast Neighborhood Library to discuss the book, How the Garcia GirlsLost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez, Monday, August 23, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Be a Star

If you have not taken advantage of the S*T*A*R training, it is not too late. This Saturday at 10:30 a.m. will be the fifth in a series of six workshops. During this S*T*A*R training, we will sing, talk and read our way through a new literacy skill,  letter knowledge. This program is for stars: parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 2 to 5 years. All stars in attendance will receive a "special star" to remind you what a star you really are to the children in your life. 

Adult Book Club

Meet Sofia, Sandra, Yolanda, and Carla.  They are the Garcia girls.  Each girl has her own distinctive personality.  Come to the Northeast Branch Library Adult Book Club meeting August 23, 2010 and discuss the book How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez.  The book club meets every fourth Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Teen Book Review

"Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits"

Drip, drop.  Drip, drop.  Thirsty yet?

Children's Book Club

On Thursday, August 5, 2010, the children's book club at the Northeast Branch Library will be discussing The Black Stallion by Walter Farley.  This is a wonderful adventure story about a teenage boy who goes to India to visit an uncle, boards a ship to return home to New York, and gets stranded on a deserted island with a wild horse. 

Teen Book Review

The Bone Series by Jeff Smith

For a change of pace, this week’s book review is about a graphic novel series. If you’re a fantasy fan, or if you’ve ever thought about reading a graphic novel, then the best place to start is the Bone series by Jeff Smith. 

Just a Reminder

Star training starts this Saturday.  First in a series of six sessions where we will Sing Talk And Read our way into a new literacy skill every week. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 2 to 5 years.  We are not teaching how to read, but the skills that children need prior to reading. Research shows that there are 6 skills needed to become a successful reader.

Teen Book Review: "Whale Talk"

This year, the library’s summer reading programs are all about water, whether making a splash or making waves. In keeping with that theme, Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher is a book in which just about everything washes up, from a one-legged swimmer to a kid with a bone to pick and a heart of gold to boot. Read on to find out more.

Northeast Book Club

"The Spare Wife" by Alex Witchel

Monday, June 28 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Come join us as we discuss the book club's selection for the month, the Spare Wife.The main character, Ponce Morris is described as a beautiful, rich widow who has a talent for throwing elegant dinner parties for powerful, wealthy couples.  Ponce doesn'tappear to be a threat to her married friends but Ponce has a secret that will reveal heras a threat to all the couples in her circle.