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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

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.