Staff Picks

Friday, Sept. 19

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate DayJoin us for a special Friday Film on Friday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day!

You can make your own pirate hat and enjoy a pirate themed book and movie! This event will be hosted in the Children's Room on the Second Floor of the library. It is recommended for children ages 3-12 and their families.

Practice your pirate talk and learn more about pirates by checking out one of these great books:

Book Cover What if You Met a Pirate?
by Jan Adkins

You know all about pirates. They were big guys with fancy hats, silk jackets, peg legs, and parrots cursing on their shoulders. They sailed big ships with brass guns and made lubbers walk the plank . . . right? Wrong! Find out the truth about pirates!
Book Cover How I Became a Pirate
by Melinda Long & David Shannon

Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
Book Cover Pirate
by Richard Platt
JUV 910.45 PLATT

Be an eyewitness to the bloodthirsty activities of pirates, from the barbarous corsairs of the Mediterranean to the cutthroat buccaneers of the Spanish Main
Book Cover This Little Pirate
by Philemon Sturges

Two bands of pirates fight over a box, but when they raise the white flag and open the box together, they find a treasure to share.

Murder in Medieval Paris

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blood Royal coverIn early November 1407, Parisians awoke to shocking news. The King's brother had been murdered! Who did it?

The resulting investigation and identity of the assassin would have consequences beyond the French kingdom. The real life story of this medieval assassination is told in Blood Royal by Eric Jager.

Published on Saturday, September 13, 2014

green cupcakeJoin us for a special Family Funday Sunday program where we will put our craft skills to the taste test.

All children and their families are welcome to join us on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. in the children’s room for a cupcake party! We will look at books on cupcake design as well as children’s books that tell funny stories about these delicious treats. Come prepared to decorate your own cupcakes, taste test, and have lots of fun!

Arrive early to take a look at some of these delicious books:

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

The weather has been so hot and muggy lately; who doesn't wish for cooler temperatures?

Enjoying a cup of apple cider, watching the leaves turn, or going pumpkin hunting are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed in autumn. But until fall truly arrives, why not come to the library and enjoy some autumn related books? The children's floor has on display a wonderful assortment of fall-themed books for you to peruse and take home. Just look for our friendly owl to direct your attention!

But if you need a bit of autumn right now, why not look at these titles - you're sure to find them delightful:

Wield Your Pen for Good!

Published on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. We'll be discussing issues of censorship for Banned Books Week, so here's a chance to wield your pens and markers for good and create something refreshing! Pieces will be used in a display on the second floor.

Blackout poetry is a form of found poetry created by erasing or covering up pieces of text to make poems out of the remaining words. This method of writing poetry is grounded in the principles of modern artists like Duchamp, who pioneered the concepts of art found in every day objects. It can be a great way to jump-start your writing, or to just have some fun! Here are some great examples from our collections and online:

Featuring "Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald No Combina"

Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match: Marisol McDonald No Combina" by Monica BrownCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, September 15 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Battling Bullies

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014

Welcome to the 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, we are highlighting bullying. With school back in session, it's important to shed a light on bullying in its various forms. Children and teens need to recognize the signs of bullying, know that it is not something to be tolerated, and feel comfortable talking to their peers and adults about bullying.

I've come up with five great resources on bullying, bullying prevention, enabling and more.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Photo of Edward GibbsEdward Gibbs rocks!

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to books written and drawn by Edward Gibbs.  

Here are three Edward Gibbs stories to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

A Sunday Family FunDay Program

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Happy Grandparent' Day" clipartWe will celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and a craft at our Sunday Family Funday on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m.

Grandparents Day is an opportunity to:

Featuring "Freddie and the Fairy"

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Freddie and the Fairy" by DonaldsonCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, September 8 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Labor Day

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome to 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, we are highlighting Labor Day and the Labor Movement. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.