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Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

Join us at the Northeast Branch for an Endangered Species Program, a unique family event, presented by Wildscreen U.S.A. on November 13th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Northeast Branch.  The mission of Wildscreen U.S.A. is to promote conservation through wildlife imagery using ARKive, a unique global initiative gathering together the very best films and photographs of the world's species into one centralized digital library to create a freely accessible audio-visual record of life on earth.  Activities at the program will include the following: Visitors will be accessing Arkive to view photos and videos of threatened and endangered species, use display  materials that attendees can research, draw images of species from a variety of resources and distinguish a variety of animal sounds.  It will be a fun-filled afternoon full of educational activities. 

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Come meet Allison Leotta, author of Law of Attraction.  This is a legal suspense story in which
Assistant U. S. Attorney Anna Curtis reveals an insider's view of a court case of domestic violence
in Washington, D.C. 

Wednesday, November 17, at 7 p.m.

Northeast Neighborhood Library
330 - 7th Street, N. E.

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sundays at Tiffany's, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet, is the story of a love that is
too perfect to be real.  It is the story of a lonely little girl, Jane Margaux, whose mother only spends one day a week with her. 

Each Sunday Jane's mother takes her to Tiffany's to admire the jewelry. Jane's only friend, Michael, is handsome, comforting and funny, but he leaves her on her ninth birthday.  Years later, when Jane is in her thirties, she meets a man who is handsome, comforting and funny but ....

Join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 22, at:
Northeast Neighborhood Library
330 7th St. N. E.

Published on Saturday, October 30, 2010

Who needs Thanksgiving and Black Friday when there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month? Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Published on Saturday, October 23, 2010

All children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to participate in a book review writing contest. Students in kindergarten through second grade may draw a picture as their entry, provided that picture depicts a part of the book. 

Older children should write about why they liked their book and what set it apart from other books.  Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three reviews in each grade. 

This contest is intended to encourage children to read and think critically about why they enjoy the books they read. Children can begin reading anytime and submit their reviews no later than December 1, 2010. 

Reviews can be dropped off at the Northeast Library, Children's Room, 330 7th St. N.E.

Published on Friday, October 22, 2010

If you’re looking for a master of the science fiction and fantasy genre for teens, it’s hard to find a better candidate than Scott Westerfeld.  His work has tackled everything from the concepts of beauty and status to vampires and disease, with midnight shenanigans and satire on pop culture thrown in for good measure.  His latest work is a freaky historical fiction novel called Leviatha

Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.  Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:

Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Northeast Library offers a series of author talks starting on Wednesday, October 27.  The first in this series is "Justice Brennan:  Liberal Champion" by Seth Stern, co-authored by Stephen Wermiel.  

This title has received many favorable reviews and is described by Publishers Weekly as “what will likely be the definitive biography of Supreme Court Justice Brennan (1906 - 1997).”  Justice Brennan was instrumental in several controversial decisions, including Roe v. Wade, affirmative action, the death penalty and obscenity law.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. The Northeast Neighborhood Library is located at 330 7th St. N.E.  For additional information, please call 202-698-3320. The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.


Published on Monday, October 4, 2010

DC Loves to Read!

The flier said, "Come express your love of reading at Northeast Library by participating in these events."  I chose to attend the "Getting your Work Published" event. It was Saturday, October 2, 2010. This program was one of many in DC Public Library's First Annual Read-In.

The guest speaker, Joyce Fletcher, was passionate and knowledgeable. After the speaker walked us all through the process of self-publishing, the attendees were eager to share their thoughts on books and book publishing.  One young man piped up with a question of why books are not rated.  Fletcher, a librarian and author, explained that books are categorized by age. 

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Banned Books Week 2010 is just around the corner (September 25 to October 2). With that in mind, I would like to highlight some of the books that have been controversial in the past year. First, I would like to talk about Geography Club by Brent Hartinger. 


The elevator at Northeast Library is temporarily out of order. The children's room, restrooms, and meeting rooms are currently only accessible by stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.