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Labor Day

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome to 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 Labor Day and the Labor Movement. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. 


Labor Day book cover
Labor Day

by Rebecca Rissman
Introduces Labor Day, including the origins of the labor movement and of the holiday, why it is important, and how it is celebrated today.

 
brave girl book cover Brave girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
by Michelle Markel
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.
Cesar Chavez picture book A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez
by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler
Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, he picked produce with his family. Cesar saw firsthand how unfairly workers were treated. As an adult, he organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions. He was jailed for his efforts, but he never stopped urging people to stand up for their rights.
Side by Side book cover
by Monica Brown
Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farmworkers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history.
Breaker Boys book cover Breaker boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
by Michael Burgan
Little boys, some as young as 6, spent their long days, not playing or studying, but sorting coal in dusty, loud, and dangerous conditions. Many of these breaker boys worked 10 hours a day, six days a week all for as little as 45 cents a day. It took the compelling, heart breaking photographs of Lewis Hine and others to bring the harsh working conditions to light. 
--Meghan Ebbitt, Children's Librarian
 
 

September's book is "Broken Harbor" by Tana French

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The elevator at Northeast Library is temporarily out of order. The children's room and restrooms are currently only accessible by stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

3d printing collageThis summer the Northeast Library and MLK's Digital Commons collaborated on a 3-D printing class for kids and teens. At the first class on July 31 we learned about different kinds of 3-D printing and what kind of things 3-D printers make now and what they could make in the future. Next we used a free program called Tinkercad.com to upload a few digital models of objects we found on the Thingaverse website.

Popular and Classic Easy Reader Read Alikes

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome to the 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 taking a look at some classic and popular easy readers series and matching them with new series. 

Great easy readers series are gobbled up like ice cream by voracious new readers. Easy readers have simple vocabulary, sentences, and plots paired with very explanatory illustrations and lots of white space for young eyes learning to focus. Little ones read them many at a time which often leaves lots of whole series gone at a particular time. Fear not, here is a handy list:
 

Simple Summer Science Experiments

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

Welcome to the 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 simple summer science experiments to do at home with your children.  Are you experiencing a summer meltdown because your kids are riding your last nerve? Have your children forgotten what they learned all school year? Have you run out of fun ideas to do with your kids this summer? Have you heard the words “I’m bored” more times than you can count?  Well, have no fear; the NOE Library is here to the rescue with simple summer science experiments! Keep your children engaged in learning over the summer with these creative and fun ideas so they don’t forget what they worked so hard to learn all school year.

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Through the Perilous FightThis month marks the two hundred year anniversary of the burning of Washington by the British as a part of the (slightly misnamed) War of 1812.

Crafting Fun for the Whole Family

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

Welcome to the 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. With the record heat, this Friday, we are offering up a selection of resources to keep the fun going for when you simply can't have fun outdoors. Go on, get crafty!


August's book is "Defending Jacob" by William Landay

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

Come see Louis Bayard, author of "Roosevelt's Beast."

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014
We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.
 
Our next Reading Series event is Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Louis Bayard.

Reading Series Lou Bayard

Great Audio Books for the next Family Roadtrip

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Welcome to 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 5 great audio books available in Overdrive that the whole family will love to listen to on your next summer roadtrip.


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