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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. 

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