The 100th day of school is coming up and Nancy doesn’t know what to do for her class project. Her teacher, Ms. Glass, tells her not to worry, and that she’ll think about something imaginative to do. Nancy goes home that day and looks around the house for inspiration, but then she discovers that her goldfish has died. She writes a poem about her goldfish, and her teacher likes it. Nancy finally thinks of something to do. She glues 100 pebbles from the goldfish bowl on a huge piece of paper to represent the 100th day of school
March is National Kidney Month. African Americans are four times more likely than Caucasians to develop kidney failure. Diabetes and high blood pressure are very likely to damage the kidneys, and can lead to kidney disease. You are also at risk if you have heart disease, an immediate relative has kidney disease, or your doctor has found protein in your urine.
What do you do if you find out you’re pregnant? Do you decide to keep the baby and raise it on your own? Do you give the baby up for adoption? Do you decide to have an abortion? Or do you throw the baby in the garbage and hope that no one finds it? These are the issues that confront the main characters in two different books, After and My Life as a Rhombus.
Come and celebrate Black History Month with us at the Washington Highlands Interim Library. Elementary schools are welcome to register a date for a black history program. Childcare centers are invited to our black history preschool story time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Can’t make it on Wednesdays? No problem, just call 202-243-1184, and schedule a visit!
The Black History Film series kicks off tonight at the library at 6 pm. Every Thursday night in February, we will be showing a different film related to black history. Tonight's film is Tuskegee Airmen.Be sure to join us the rest of the month for the following films:
Book by Karen English, Illustrations by Laura Freeman
Deja and Nikki are best friends. They live right by one another. They go to the same school and are inseparable. Antonia moves in next door but she can’t break these two girls apart. But that’s before Deja has an idea to start a drill club during recess. Deja and Nikki is a lovely chapter book, with regular African-American girl characters in everyday situations; trying to do each other hair, having friendship drama and hoping that the loud kids in line don’t get the whole class in trouble. The book is also about friendships, jealousy, miscommunication an