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Teen Book Review

Bad news: The summer is just about over.  Good news:  There are still plenty of great books to read and there’s still time to complete the Own the Night Summer Reading program.  And if you’re looking for a book with a lot of humor and just a little heart, The Cardturner

Holidays off the Beaten Path

Other countries observe a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their residents get a three-day weekend.  While we do not have a special bank holiday in the United States, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate during the month of August.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.August 1 – Rounds Resounding Day

Librarians' Secret Weapons

The Early Word Catches the Book

Have you ever wondered how librarians keep track of news, trends and changes in the book world?How we recommend books and other materials to a diverse community day after day?Well, the truth is that we have a few secret weapons to help us in our mission.  Some of these are professional resources that are difficult to access without a subscription, but most are publicly available resources that are just waiting for you to discover them. In this series, I'll introduce you to some of the resources that help us make your day. 

Adult Book Club

'The Sense of an Ending' by Julian Barnes

Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, thought an amicable divorce and retirement would give him peace until he is confronted with a past he thought he had left behind.

Teen Book Review: 'Cinder'

Summer is always a time of massive heat waves and power outages.  Most of us felt that forcefully with storm damage we experienced at the beginning of July.But the difficulties we had are nothing compared to how bad a power outage would be for Cinder, the heroine of the book with the same name by Marissa Meyer. We have to deal with spoiled food, but she has to worry about not being able to move because her robotic parts might not work. Intrigued? Read on below.

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.