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Published on Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Pick

By Karen Towles

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

If you did not get a chance to see Mother Goose at the opening of the New Benning Neighborhood Library, don’t fret; she will be making an appearance at Northeast Library on May 1. This visit will be during the ever popular family program, “Music and Movement,” which takes place every first Saturday at 10 a.m. Rhymes, like music, facilitate the development of a child’s phonological awareness. What better way to start developing reading readiness skills than with Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

May 1 was designated as Mother Goose Day. Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature. The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the United States. It has a particular appeal to kindergarten, primary grades and libraries.

"This Book is Overdue!"

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

This Book Is Overdue!Is your mind boggled by too much information coming at you? Are you pulling out your hair over the latest technological gizmo? Well, if that is the case, make way for the librarians! Author Marilyn Johnson’s new book This Book is Overdue! is a humorous and topical series of vignettes that show the way modern (and sometimes quirky) librarians play a vital role in their communities.

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

The NorthEast Book Club: The book up discussion was Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Everyone
appreciated the innovative structure and plot of Things Fall Apart, though some were disappointed
that Okonkwo, the main character, is destroyed, and brings ruin on others. The group spent some time
discussing what might have happened to the town of Umuofia if Okonkwo had not gone on exile, and also
about how hard it is to reinvent yourself when you move to a new town. It was a very thrilling book to
read which lead to some interesting chats in our group.

Sponsored by Friends of Northeast Library

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

The Friends of Northeast Library (FONEL) have announced their upcoming used book sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2010.  The sale will be open at 9:30 a.m. to FONEL Sustaining Members contributing $25 or more, and open to the general public from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Please contact the library at 202-698-3320 if you need more information

by Brandon Digwood

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

The good thing about working in a library is that you often find gems on the shelves.  One such example is the award-winning book reviewed below, Marcelo in the Real World:

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010

On Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 4 until 5 p.m., the Children's Room Book Club will be discussing Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. This is a wonderful novel about a Mexican family which has to leave Mexico.  They travel to California to start a new life.  May is the month for Cinco de Mayo, a holiday celebrated by both Mexicans and Mexican Americans.  Read the book and join us for discussion, snacks, and a craft activity.  This book club is intended for ages 8 - 12, but all are welcome, especially family members of book clubbers.  This book club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4:00.

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hello, Tween Club participants.  Here is a book preview of the book will be discussing at the Tween Club this upcoming Saturday, April 3:

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks' Bronzeville Boys and Girls, written in 1956, is a collection of 34 short poems about children living in the Chicago urban neighborhood called Bronzeville. Each poem contains the name of a child, either as the subject of the poem, or as the narrator. These poems are timeless. Every reader will be able to identify with the experiences that the poems convey.

by Brandon Digwood

Published on Friday, March 19, 2010

I can’t seem to find anyone at the local middle schools doing a theme for reading this month, except for reader’s choice. With that in mind, I would like to review one of my favorite books that I’ve read recently, Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Do you want to laugh?  Of course you want to laugh.
If you read the poems in Shel Silverstein's A Light in
the Attic
, you just might laugh out loud.  The book
club that meets the first Thursday of each month will
be discussing A Light in the Attic Thursday, April 1 at
4:00 in the afternoon.  We will have a book related
activity and snacks.  The program is for children ages
8 - 12, but all are welcome.  April is National Poetry Month.

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