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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. We then challenged ourselves to add our initials to these objects. We then sent our files to MLK's Digital Commons to printed on their MakerBot Replicator 2.

3d collage
On Aug 10, we meet again in the Digital Commons. This time, we learned more about the technical details of 3-D printing. We also learned create 3-D models objects in our everyday life using a process called 3-D scanning. We were treated to a live demo of MLK's 3-D scanning equipment and learned how to take our own 3-D scans of real life objects at home using free apps like 
123D Catch. Finally, we got back our 3-D printed objects we created in July and talked about the many ways to achieve a better product next time. Many thanks to the Digital Commons team (especially Anne and Adam), who let us experience the space and print our designs. 

If you'd like to explore and experiment on your own, check out the Google Powerpoint from the July class and then head over to Digital Commons website to upload your design and get it printed here at the DC Public library!

If you'd like to know more about future tech programming for kids at Northeast Library, please email the children's librarian, Ms. Lizzie at elizabeth.nolan@dc.gov to be added to the listserv.

 


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.


Math Nonfiction: Beyond 1,2,3

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Neighborhood 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. In honor of Summer Reading Fizz, Boom, Read, let's take a look at where to find great math nonfiction. Math concepts for kids can be found in lots of different sections in the library. The list below offers five Dewey call numbers (need a Dewey refresher?) to browse in the kids' nonfiction section with an example from each.

It Can Be Done

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

For this edition of Your Friday Five I have selected books that show the vastness of human imagination and the willpower which often makes dreams realities.  If you are a history buff like myself or just want to learn about the basics of building, I believe I have a book for you.
 
 
LeverLevers to the Rescue by Sharon Thales

My Favorite Summer Vacation Books Ever!

Published on Friday, July 4, 2014
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 books on summer vacation.  It’s time to say Adios to “old man winter” and “hello” to summer fun and summer sun. Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here!! Now that summer is here what will you? Whether it's taking trips, visiting family, or hanging out at home, wherever you go and whatever you do, be sure to take along a book or two to share together or enjoy alone. Well, this list of possibilities is as hot as the dog days of summer! So take a vacation or staycation this summer with this selection of recommended picture books for children ages 0-9. Each one is a must for your summer reading list.

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