Neighborhood Library

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

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Internet video/telephone service Skype does more than connect people around the world; it can also enable exciting learning experiences for local teens.

Last fall, when Northeast Library Associate Erin Bush won a free Skype chat with teen author Mitali Perkins, she immediately thought of her collaborative partner Sharon Vollin, school librarian at the School Without Walls (SWW). 

Bush and Vollin arranged for a class of international students attending SWW to read Perkins' latest novel, Bamboo People, which traces the parallel journeys of two teens caught up in the conflict in Myanmar. 

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Feeling a bit trapped because you still have two more months of school to go?  Well, be that as it may, I doubt your feelings come anywhere close to those of Finn and Claudia. He’s trapped in a world that wants to torture and destroy him, while she’s trapped in the game of politics and betrayal that could be just as deadly.  Intrigued?  Read Incarceron, the latest book from Catherine Fisher. 

Published on Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Children's Room is having a special guest Thursday, April 28.  At 3:30 p.m., Lulu Delacre will be sharing some of her books with us and teaching us how to dance to the arroz con leche game song.  Lulu Delacre is the author of Arrorro Mi Nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games, Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America and Salsa Stories.  Many of you might recognize her from the Rafi and Rosi easy reader books.

This program is being offered in celebration of Children's Day/Book Day (El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros), which is the last week in April.  Come and enjoy.

Published on Friday, April 1, 2011

April showers bring May flowers…April showers bring May flowers… Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp excuse for a month. But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

 April 1 – National Fun at Work Day

 April 1 – Sorry Charlie Day

April 2 – International Children’s Book Day

Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vampires. Werewolves. Fairies. As much as some of us would like to deny it, the paranormal creatures have taken control of teen literature. But these three groups of supernatural creatures aren’t the only ones getting a piece of the action. In this delightful anthology that just came out,  Zombie vs. Unicorn, two popular teen authors bring some other creatures to our attention. If you’re willing to be skewered on a unicorn’s horn or join the zombie army, read the review below.

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: