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Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

To celebrate Black History Month, there is a wonderful exhibit at the National Geographic Museum called America I Am: the African American Imprint.  Free tickets for children can be obtained by visiting the library to pick up oversized postcard advertisements.  The free ticket is tied to reading a book.  One adult per child with a postcard can attend at half price ($6.00).  Normally, I do not like to plug events that are not totally free, but this exhibit is exceptional with artifacts covering 500 years of history and gathered from various contributors.  I recommend this exhibit for children ages 8 and above. If the National Geographic Museum is not accessible to you, there is a mini-exhibit at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library.

Published on Friday, February 11, 2011

With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, you can smell the romance is in the air. Or is that the scent of magic?  A good place to find the answer will be in the supernatural stories of Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor.  If you would like to learn more about the short stories in this book, please read the review below.

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to Shelf Treasures, a new feature here on the Northeast Library page!

I will be highlighting children's books on the D.C. Public Library's shelves that I consider "treasures"---great stories that are either out of print, or simply not as well known as I think they should be---with the goal of introducing these titles to a new generation of kids and their parents.

Our first Shelf Treasure, Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes, is a book that has remained vivid in my mind ever since I first read it in middle school. 

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Published on Monday, January 24, 2011

Join us Monday, February 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. to learn how to use databases such as The Washington Post Historic Database, historic Black Newspapers,
National Archives and the Social Security Death Index to research your family history.  

Published on Saturday, January 22, 2011

Darby is the title and the main character of the book selected for the next book club discussion in the children's room. Join me on Saturday, February 5, 2010 at 3:00 in the afternoon for a discussion of the book Darby by Jonathon Scott Fuqua.  It was chosen because it is a "We the People Bookshelf on A More Perfect Union" selection by the American Library Association.

This book is set in South Carolina after the Civil War and before the Civil Rights Movement. The characters represent the thinking of the day and expose those things we would rather forget.  As a nine-year-old, Darby is able to express her thoughts in words very well and makes an impact on her commmunity by contributing to the Bennettsville Times, the local newspaper, with a little help from her friend, Evette.

Published on Friday, January 21, 2011

PHOTO EXhIBIT OF HUMANITARIANS  A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others who committed to give back to their communities

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On January 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., P.I.A. Associates will be hosting a free workshop at the Northeast Neighborhood Library for senior citizens. 

The purpose of the workshop is to give seniors the opportunity to learn more about the many valuable health resources that are available to them on the Internet.

Computers will be provided, and workshop participants do not need to have previous computer experience.  You do not need to pre-register for this workshop.

If you are a member of a local senior citizens' organization, or have a senior citizen in your life who could use this information, please feel free to spread the word!

For further details, please contact the Northeast Neighborhood Library at 202-698-3320.

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Would you like to go to New York City this year?  Would you like to sleep free at La Quinta Inn, travel free on Amtrak, and bring three of your closest family members or friends?

If that sounds like a fun trip to you, you should definitely play the DC Public Library/Madame Tussaud's Guess Who? Contest. Here's how it works:

Every week through March 9, Madame Tussaud's will place three different wax figures of famous people at various DC Public Libraries. Different libraries will post clues about the figures of the week on their web pages.

The contest is open to anyone living in D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

Published on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

For those who don’t know, Northeast Library will be having teen author Pamela Ehrenberg come to do a booktalk and reading on January 18th at 4PM.  Ms. Ehrenberg is a local author, and one of the books she will be talking about, Ethan, Suspended, takes place in DC.  If you would like to learn more about this book before coming to the booktalk, please read the review below.