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Published on Friday, July 1, 2011

Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth.

July 3 – Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 6 – Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

July 7 – Bonza Bottler Day

Published on Friday, June 10, 2011

As part of the the Library teen summer reading program You Are Here, we will be hosting a special event, International Gaming Night, on Wednesday, June 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  For more information about the event, please read the description below.

Labyrinth Gameshop Logo

Come see how people around the world had fun before video games and electronic devices. Play

Parcheesi, Mancala and Geography Twister!! The ladies of Labyrinth Game Shop will help people learn how to play. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Join the next book discussion of Grace by Richard Paul Evans.  Grace is the story of a young runaway and the boy who hides her from a frightening world too large and unfathomable for him to comprehend.  Grace is the story of a man remembering his first love, his first kiss and the girl who taught him more about life than anyone. 

The Adult Book Club meets every fourth Monday.  The next Adult Book Club meeting is scheduled for June 27 at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school.  With that in mind, learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if there’s something new and exciting you would like to try.

June 2 – Bubba Day
June 2 – Yell “Fudge” at Cobras in North America Day 
June 4 – National Trail Day

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer reading has begun.  Sign-up for "One World, Many Stories."  Receive a passport to record your reading.  Attend library programs to enhance your summer.  We will be hosting ongoing programs such as "Paint Your World" every Monday at 4 p.m. from June 20 to August 8 and "What in the World Are You Reading," a social club for readers every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. from June 22 to August 10.  There will be special programs as follows:

Monday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m.
I Wish, I Dream, I Promise (Make a book to celebrate you)

Monday, June 27, at 1 p.m.
Cooking in Antarctica (Make your own solar oven)

Monday, July 11, at 2:30 p.m.
American Sign Language Summer Reading Program

 Monday, July 18, at 1 p.m.
"Brazil for Kids" Author Discussion

Published on Saturday, May 14, 2011

The wolves howl at night in the bone-chilling cold of winter.  But in the summer, where do they go?  With the weather getting warmer and more people doing things outdoors, Maggie Stiefvater tries to answer that question with Shiver. 

For the past six years, 15-year-old Grace Brisbane’s life has revolved around the wolves that live in the woods behind her parents’ house in Mercy Falls, Minnesota. They attacked her when she was young, but she was mysteriously saved. And for some reason, ever since the attack, she seems to have an almost lupine sense of smell.

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Please join us for the Northeast Neighborhood Library Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.

330 7th St., N.E
Washington, D.C.  20002

May 14

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Feel free to telephone the branch for additional information at 202-727-3290.

Published on Monday, May 9, 2011

Here at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, we've been receiving lots of new titles in the children's room. 

In an earlier post, we shared some new chapter books and nonfiction titles. Now it's time to present some of the new picture books.

Here are three wonderful wordless or nearly wordless picture books we've received recently.  The beauty of wordless books is that you and your child can customize the story-telling experience--you can make up a different version every time, or encourage your child to tell his or her own story using the pictures.

Published on Saturday, May 7, 2011

Come join us in a discussion of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The story takes place in Jackson, Mississippi, at the height of the civil rights movement.  

The story reveals a social awakening in black and white from "both sides of the fence." It is a story of three women who start a movement of their own and how they change the way people in their town see themselves.

The Adult Book Club meets on Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, May 2, 2011

Finally, it’s warm! Barbecues, Memorial Day celebrations and the end of school are all just ahead…along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy. As you take the good with the bad, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

May 1 – Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25 Day

May 1 – Mother Goose Day

May 2 – Melanoma Monday

May 3 – National Two Different Colored Shoes Day