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Your New Best Friend: Online Databases!

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dunbar learns to use online databases available through DCPLAre you struggling to find sources for your research paper? Maybe it's almost due and you don't have time to make it to your neighborhood library. Tisk Tisk. Don't worry, there's still time and we have something that might help.

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy CousinsCelebrate Germany with folktales such as "The Bremen Town Musicians" and "Little Red Riding Hood" found in Lucy Cousins' book Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales

The flannel board story called "Three Wishes" will be shared.  A craft will follow the German folktales.  

For ages 3 - 5.

Our Teen Summer Reading Prize Winner

Published on Friday, September 21, 2012

Image of Kendall WilsonCongratulations to Kendall Wilson, who won big with this year's "Own the Night" Teen Summer Reading program! Kendall received an Amazon Kindle Fire from Northwest One Neighborhood Library for reading 25 books this summer -- well surpassing his original goal of 15 books. We chatted with Kendall about his prize and reading this summer:

What was your favorite thing about this year's Teen Summer Reading program?
I got to read a whole lot of different books.

What was your favorite book that you read over the summer?

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012
Back to School Chalkboard

Celebrate heading back to school at our library Open House on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Whether you're an educator, a parent, or a student yourself, please come in to learn how Northwest One Library can help you excel this school year. Pick up information on our library resources and programs and grab an apple while you're at it!

Looking for more than just pamphlets and fliers? Our open house will feature a back-to-school craft for kids and an interactive 'beat club' digital music workshop for teens with local DJ Barrett Jones.

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012

Image of bookmarksMy name is Ty’Yhona and for my 2012 SYEP Capstone Project I chose the Collection Development track. I chose to do this track because I thought it would be a great experience for me to learn how to merchandise and create different types of displays. My final product were bookmarks I created and a display highlighting my books of choice. 

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey book coverI know you are. DCPL’s hold list for the trilogy is over 400.

Some people are simply curious about the books because of the media attention given to the series and some people are fans of the genre.

Either way, here are some titles to help you through that long wait list!

Black Jack by Lora Leigh

Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Do you like scary books? Then read along with the Northwest One's Creepy Book Club. Check out any (or all) of the following titles, do one of the coordinating activities and earn a prize! Make sure you sign up for the Summer Reading Club to get even more prizes!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod has several supernatural powers: the Slide, the Fade, and the Dreamwalk.
Invent a fourth supernatural power for Bod, draw a picture of him, and label his four special abilities with descriptions.

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Mary Shapiro singsNorthwest One library hosted its first official Summer Reading program on Friday, June 8. Mary Shapiro entertained students from Walker Jones Elementary School with songs and stories about dreams.

She asked the children: “What sorts of things do we wish on?” The children here wish on all types of things: stars, birthday candles, fountains and more.

Shapiro told the group that dreams and wishes are powerful things, and that we should share them in order to give them the strength to come true. She then shared original songs and inspiring stories from people in our nation’s history that had dreams.

Ten Titles for Teens

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Image of Pride DisplayDC Public Library Staff were out in full force at the 2012 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday, June 10. Festival attendees signed up for library cards, checked out books, and even participated in a Creative Class workshop on how to make your own DIY screen print!

In preparation for the festival, Northwest One Library Associate Bobbie Dougherty compiled a list of 50 LGBTQ reads for older teens that are all available at DC Public Library. 

Here are ten favorites:

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Don’t judge this book by the cover. I took The Name of the Star for another typical historical paranormal romance. The Name of the Star book coverNot even close. This is a great and original premise, and a wonderful break from the typical young adult book.

Aurora -- please call her Rory -- Deveaux is a Louisiana teen headed to London for a memorable senior year in boarding school. But she doesn’t realize how memorable. On the day she arrives, a “Jack the Ripper” copycat serial killer strikes London.