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Summer Cycling: Fad, Fitness or Just Plain Old Fun?

Whatever the case may be, people are cycling more than ever.  It may be a while, if ever, before people totally replace their four-wheel monsters for two wheels (especially in a city like ours), but biking is spreading like wildfire.  Many non-biking commuters rush home to go for a quick run or to the gym.  While those who bike can rest comforted knowing that their commute is doubling to help meet daily fitness requirements.  In addition to the health benefits, biking seems to be the progressive, environmentally friendly mode of transportation for many.  In other words

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below See if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth.July 1-31 – Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Children's Book Club: 'Owls in the Family'

Have you ever seen the picture book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell? 

Take the 'Star Wars' Challenge

Where:  Northeast Branch Library Children's RoomWhen:  Saturday, June 30, starting at 2:30 p.m.What:  Take the Star Wars Challenge quiz and win a prize (while supplies last).  The challenge will be available until 5 p.m.

Teen Book Reviews

Summertime is, among other things, a time to catch up with friends and family.  Love them or hate them, your relatives are one part of your life that you can’t escape.  A book that I’ve read recently, The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel, captures the wackiness of these celebrations to a T.  Read on to find out how our narrator deals with her aunts, uncles, cousins and other assorted relations.

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school.  With that in mind, learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if there’s something new and exciting you would like to try.June 1 – Say Something Nice DayJune 2 – Bubba Day

Children's Room Book Club

'Dead End in Norvelt' by Jack Gantos

Most of the book jackets on newer juvenile fiction will state at the top of the inside cover "Ages 10 and up" or "Ages 12 and up" or "Ages 8-12." But the book jacket of the 2012 Newbery Award Winner

Teen Book Review: 'Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick'

It’s the end of the school year, which means it's time for proms, parties and graduation, along with some great weather.  It’s also time for summer reading, and I wanted to start everyone off by mentioning a great title I just finished reading.

Discover Gyotaku, the Art of Japanese Fish Printing

In conjunction with the exhibit Samurai: The Warrior Transformedat the National Geographic Museum through Sept. 3, the Northeast Neighborhood Library is hosting the program Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing.

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Finally, it’s warmer!!! Barbecues, Memorial Day celebrations and the end of school is just ahead … along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy.As you take the good with the bad, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:May 1 – Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25 DayMay 1 – Mother Goose Day

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