Northeast’s own Lizzie Nolan and Torin Jensen engaged 20 kids with snacks, writing exercises, and finally, a chance to read their own work aloud to a friendly audience. Beginning with a sensory-detail exercise, the workshop participants were given a variety of snacks, ranging from wrinkled dates to salty pretzels, and were tasked with using their five senses to describe them.
Later, they used those same skills along with their imagination to brainstorm descriptive details of a famous painting, offering up words and phrases to be written on the whiteboard.
Are you a fan of American Horror Story? Were you horrified by the characters of Delphine and Marie in season three? Did you know they were real people who lived in 19th-century New Orleans?
Join us on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. when author Carolyn Morrow Long will use the biographies she wrote to compare these legendary woman with their fictitious portrayals in American Horror Story.
Welcome to the new Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting graphic novels.
As someone who had not read graphic novels, I decided I had to break out of my comfort zone and try something new. A quick look into our handsomely renovated Young Adult space helped me discover these great books:
Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, called Your Friday Five!
Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting five fun tunes you can find on Freegal!
If you're anything like me, you go on serious music kicks where you only listen to a particular genre for a while. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I just can't get enough of it! Lately I've been listening to a lot of folk, folk rock and alternative rock. Here are the top five songs on my iPod's Recently Played playlist.
Since the infancy of the film industry, there have been innovative and influential women both in front of and behind the camera making their mark on the world of movies and television.
Even before the Méliès brothers' first films, there was Alice Guy-Blaché's La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy), believed to be the first narrative motion-picture ever made. Women played integral roles in the eras that followed, from the silent era through classic Hollywood, past the avant-garde latter part of the 20th century all the way up to contemporary times. Directors like Kathryn Bigelow and Sofia Coppola, actors like Meryl Streep and Lupita Nyong'o, and screenwriters such as Tina Fey and Nora Ephron, are all celebrated for their critical and beloved contributions to big screens and silver screens alike.
Welcome to new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, in honor of April as Jazz Appreciation Month, we are highlighting five great jazz books for youth.
Music and singing are an easy and enjoyable way to involve children in language. It helps children learn and remember new words and to hear the smaller sounds in words. Strong vocabularies and being able to hear the syllables in words are critical to helping children be ready to learn to read.
Please enjoy these titles as you explore the world of Jazz!