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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. 

Published on Friday, September 17, 2010

As part of the DC Loves to Read program taking place at DC Public Library branches citywide on Saturday, October 2, please join us at Northeast Library for the following programs:

10:30 a.m.- Children’s Storytime  (Ages 4-7)
1:30 p.m.- Joyce Fletcher - Tips on Successfully Self-Publishing Your Book (Adult)
3 p.m.- Teen Booktalks (Ages 12-19)

Details about each program are in the calendar to the right.  If you need more information, please call Northeast Library at 202-698-3320, and ask for Brandon Digwood.

Published on Thursday, September 9, 2010

Banned Books Week 2010 is just around the corner (September 25 – October 2).  With that in mind, I would like to highlight some controversial books from the past year in the hopes that you expand your mind by seeing what all the fuss is about. The first book is Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Published on Thursday, September 9, 2010

If you look forward to lively discussions of mysteries, romances, comedies and nonfiction books,
come join us for our monthly book club meetings.  Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. 

The selection for September is How the Garcia Girls Lost Their AccentsIf you saw the movie but didn't read the book, or if you read the book and would like to share your insights, come join us.

Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Northeast Library Book and Bake Sale – Sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Branch of the D.C. Public Library.

Please join us: for the Northeast Library Book and Bake Sale.  We will have a guest librarian who will tell stories for the little ones outdoors (weather permitting) and give away some surprise gifts to those children who attend.

Donations of baked goods are welcome and can be donated the morning of the bake sale.

Date: September 18, 2010

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: 330 7th St., N.E.
                 Washington, D.C. 20002
                 (202) 698-3320

Published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer  by John Grisham

"Henry VIII, The King and His Court"

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Henry VIII, The King and His Court

Henry VIII, The King and His Court
by Alison Weir

This book, though written in 2001, deserves reviewing given the incredibly rich detail of King Henry VIII’s court and many of the events that led up to the English Reformation.

Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

As part of the We The People Bookshelf program, Northeast Neighborhood Library will be showing the film series The Civil War, by renowned filmmaker and historian Ken Burns. 

We will be showing the first part of this nine-part series on Monday, September 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and will continue each week at the same day and time until we reach the series conclusion on Monday, November 15. 

Come and enjoy this exciting historical documentary and see the patriotic resources that DC Public Library has to offer!

--by Brandon Digwood

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One of the great sleeper hits among teen books for 2009 is described below. If you haven’t heard of Graceling yet, you will soon.

Katsa lives in a world where people born with two eyes of different colors are known as Gracelings. Each of these people is endowed with a special skill or talent called a Grace, which can be a blessing or a curse.