Posts Tagged ‘Eastern Branch Library’

Nonfiction: All about the Skills

December 15, 2010

Worried your brain will be totally bored with the upcoming winter break? Well, with a little help from the new YA collection at the Eastern Branch Library, you can brush up on the latest air-guitar technique and other skills so your friends will be wickedly impressed come January:

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Manga @Eastern

July 21, 2010

Check out these manga series! You can find them and others in the Teen Room at the new Eastern Branch Library yessssssss.

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The Eastern Branch Library is OFFICIALLY OPEN!

July 10, 2010

Come see! Come see! Come see!

We’ve got new books. We’ve got new DVDs. We’ve got new videogames, manga and magazines. We’ve got it all, baby.

Oh yeah. and an awesome band named Harry and the Potters is PLAYING IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS!

Here’s the whole schedule thingy:

Eastern Avenue Branch
6000 Eastern Avenue

All-Day Happenings:

* Library card sign-up
* Numerous prizes & giveaways
* Environmental Displays
* Hands-on instruction of Library technology

9:30 Library Opens!

9:30 – 10:30 Indoor/Outdoor Tours

10:30 Dedication Ceremony

11:00 – 3:00 Indoor and Outdoor Tours

11:00 – 4:00 Walk-around Entertainment, magicians and more!

11:00 – 4:00 Curious George, Clifford, and Libby the Library Dog

12:00 – 12:40 Rick Eugene & Company Magic Show

1:00 – 1:40 Katie Badger, Folk/Family Music

2:00 – 2:40 Harry & the Potters, Wizard Rock

3:00 – 3:45 The Chordbusters Chorus, Barbershop Fun!
Eastern Avenue Branch Library Features:

* LEED certified, environmentally friendly design
* A spectacular DVD and CD collection
* Over 20 public computers, with Internet access and Microsoft Office
* Free wireless internet access
* Popular books and magazines
* Rain Garden
* Quiet study rooms
* Children’s Story Time Room
* Children’s Garden
* Teen Area
* Community Meeting Rooms
* Cam’s Coffee House
* FRIENDS Book Store
* Much, much, more!

Oh, and P.S. the Main Street and Fairmount Branches are CLOSED today (July 10, 2010) so everyone can celebrate at Eastern ::jumping up and down in celebration::

Wizard Rock the Vote is looking for Volunteers

July 8, 2010

Do you feel strongly about getting people registered to vote? Well, here’s something you might want to help out with:


The HP Alliance is looking for 2 volunteers at every wizard rock concert across the country for Wizard Rock the Vote. As a volunteer, the bands will provide you with a clipboard and registration forms to sign people up to vote for the November election.
If you are interested in being one of these awesome volunteers please use the [form] or send an email directly to

Harry and the Potters will be ROCKING THE LIBRARY this SATURDAY!

July 6, 2010

Don’t believe us that the library is a place to ROCK?! Here is a teensy taste of the sounds that will be erupting from the Eastern Branch Library on July 10th at 2 pm:


June 26, 2010

Until the Eastern Branch Library opens and we get to rock out with these guys:

P.S. The awesome movie they are advertising is We Are Wizards–a documentary directed by Josh Koury about Harry Potter fans that features Harry and the Potters, Melissa Anelli, Brad Neely (the creator of Wizard People, Dear Reader) and lots of others (including a sixteen year old girl who organized a successful boycott against Warner Brothers when they tried to shut down HP fansites!). And guess what?! You can watch it for free online thanks to Hulu!

Harry and the Potters on Daytrotter!

June 18, 2010

sooo remember how SUPER excited I am that Harry and the Potters will be playing at 2 pm for the Eastern Branch Library Grand Opening on July 10, 2010? Well that performance won’t be the DeGeorge Brothers’ first visit to the QCA–nope, they popped into the Horseshack Studio for a Daytrotter session back in 2006!

Harry and the Potter Daytrotter SessionDon’t know what Daytrotter is? It is a crazy-heroic website where you can read interviews, see cool illustrated portraits, and download lots of great live recordings for free! Basically some cool people got together and set up a studio in Rock Island where Musicians could stop at for a few hours while touring and record whatever. neato.

Check out the Harry and the Potter session HERE!