Staff Picks


The Best of Freegal Music

'Black Messiah'

D’Angelo’s new album, Black Messiah, has been released after a 14-year hiatus by the R&B singer, making it his fourth studio album.

Indian Cooking


What will you do in 2015?

I have an embarassing confession: my New Year's resolutions never last a month, much less a whole year. Still, I do think the New Year is a valuable time to reflect about what you like -- and dislike -- about your life. This year, instead of trying to make sweeping changes that will probably overwhelm me and doom me to failure, I'm going to start small. This year, I'm going to try to cook more and eat out less in an effort to eat more healthily and save money. Luckily, the library has lots of great cookbooks to help me stay resolved! World cuisine

Into the Woods

Into the Words

When stories and songs collide

Hollywood has finally produced a film version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's wonderful Into the Woods.

Teen Infographic

Young Adult Literature Guide

An Infographic for Teens

Having trouble deciding on what book to read? Head into Northeast Library's Teen Space and check out our new display. Whether you like romance, science fiction, classics or contemporaries, you are bound to find something new! You can't miss it-- it's right above the computer sign in station! Can't make it to the library?   Place a hold from your online account on one of these displayed titles: Romance

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Tad Hills

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Tad Hills rocks!Sunday Family Funday on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Tad Hills.  

Book with a Hole

Your Friday Five

Interactive Books

Whenever I plan a story time for children, I always try to choose books that are fun and engaging.  Some of my favorite books are the ones that children can interact with. If they play a role in the storytelling, they are more likely to pay attention and have a positive attitude towards reading. Below is a list of some of my preferred interactive books for children between the ages of 2 and 5.

The Cart that Carried Martin

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'The Cart that Carried Martin'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Cart that Carried Martin by Eve Bunting is the featured piece.

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Cynthia's Favorite YA Reads of 2014

10 books that made the cut

The end of the year means that its time for reflection. In list form. With so many new books it can be hard to find one that stands out from the crowd, but here are 10 that make the cut.   Isla and the Happily Ever After 

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Who's a Villain?

"Maybe...he has a master plan to get all the points he can by charming ... [and] getting them to read a lot. Maybe it's not even his masterplan; maybe it's, like, the American Library Association's master plan, and they are stocking high schools across the country with hot young librarians as part of a massive literacy initiative." -- Evil Librarian by Micheele Knudson, page 22-23

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Friday Five

Best Children's Books 2014 lists

Welcome to Northeast Library blog series, the Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic.