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Books and Fun for the Whole Family

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014

Read this SummerSummer reading starts on June 1 at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, and you are invited to join us for three months of stories, activities and adventures. Readers of all ages are invited to sign up to win prizes for reading books and participating in activities.

Reading Sarah Vowell's 'Unfamiliar Fishes'

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014

Unfamiliar FishesAny history book that begins with the sentence "Why is there a glop of macaroni salad next to the Japanese chicken in my plate lunch?" has already won me over.

Using Picture Books to Promote Self-Esteem

Published on Friday, May 30, 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 self-esteem. Self-esteem comes from the inside and it can't be directly taught, but it can be encouraged and fostered with positive words and picture books. Picture books on self-esteem topics can be a powerful tool in building self-esteem in young children. It's never to early to start building your child's self-esteem. Kids of all ages can use an added dose of self-confidence and a gentle reminder that our uniqueness is what makes us so special. Here are 5 of my favorite children's books that help promote self-esteem.


Come see Mike Canning, author of "Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C."

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

We are excited about 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 first Reading Series event is Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Mike Canning.


Literary Hill Bookfest Reading Series Mike Canning

Five Databases That Keep Learning Fun!

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, called 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 five online databases that both children and adults alike will find fun and informational. Don't forget to have your library card nearby as most of the databases require your DC Public Library number as a form of ID. 

 

June's Book Is "The Gods of Gotham" by Lyndsay Faye

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

For June we're reading The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye, the story of Timothy Wilde as briefly summarized in the video above.

'Better Nate Than Ever'

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

The Northeast Library Tween Book Club had a lot of fun reading and discussing Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle. In the story, thirteen-year-old Nate plots to escape his small town to audition on Broadway, resulting in hilarious misadventures. We talked about our favorite characters and moments in the book. Afterwards we ate pizza, listened to Fiddler on the Roof (one the greatest musicals of all time... uh duh!) and played some improv games.

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014
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Homeschooling Resources

Published on Friday, May 16, 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, in honor of May as Homeschooling Month, we are highlighting five great homeschooling resources for parents and youth.


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