Staff Picks

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

(The Raven Cycle, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Stiefvater's ability to bring us back to the story so quickly is much appreciated since so much developed in book two, and the wait was so long for book three. With an additional book to go in this series, don't expect too much resolution yet. We are introduced to a few new characters that we have only heard about and there are some major plot developments. 

DCPL Podcasts

Read This NOT That!

Episode 4: Special Edition

This episode is a little different.

"Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree"

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 10 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree by Denys Cazet is the featured piece: All the animals in the barnyard ask the cows Minnie and Moo to hide them so that they will not become Thanksgiving dinner.

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Saint Francis and the Wolf'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre. This week’s Reader’s Theatre program features Italy, in celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014.

Flag of Poland

Celebrate Poland!

A Kids Euro Fest Program

In continued celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014, the Saturday Family Story Time on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. will feature stories and fun from Poland. To learn more about Poland, here are a few Polish resource books, folklore stories, and Polish language books to share with your child.

Your Friday Five

Scary books for teens (and adults, too)

It's Halloween, get scared!  


Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood, who walked through the forest to visit her sick grandmother. While she was walking, she met the Big Bad Wolf, who tricked her and raced to Grandmother's house and ate her up in one bite! When Red Riding Hood arrived, she noticed something different about her grandmother: "Oh Grandmother, what big eyes you have!", said Red Riding Hood. "All the better to see you with, my dear," said the Big Bad Wolf. "Oh Grandmother, what big ears you have!", said Red Riding Hood.

Screaming Staircase

Books that Go Bump in the Night

Ghosts, monsters and mummies...Oh My!

Looking for a good book to get you in a spooky mood? Kids, check out these SUPERnatural books.  The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

The Family Book by Todd Parr book cover

Family Fun Time

Learning about your family

Do you know if you have cousins? Do you have aunts and uncles that live far away? Do your parents remember their grandparents? Learning about your family is called genealogy. Take time to ask questions and start to track your own family tree! Want to read more about families? Check out these titles:

Your Friday Five

Movies to Watch When It's Too Cold to Go Outside

Welcome to 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 movies! Specifically, movies that you may have heard of but might not have seen, movies that will captivate you and make you gasp or squeal with delight, or movies that will make your heart melt. So curl up with your favorite blanket and some hot cocoa and pop in one of these DVDs!