Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On Monday, August 16, we will celebrate the end of the summer reading program.  We will play book bingo and share favorite book titles.  There will be prizes and refreshments. 

I challenge young readers to bring a decorated (or not) piece of paper explaining their favorite book this summer.  Offerings will be displayed in the children's area to encourage others to read the same book. 

"Crazy Lady" by Jane Leslie Conly

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Come Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on September 9, 2010 for the ages 8 - 12 book club meeting.  We will be discussing Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly.  This is realistic fiction at its best.  Real situations and real people without any sugar-coating.  Ms. Conly has written a book that has been simultaneously banned by Texas schools and recommended for reading especially by young men in other parts of the country.  The setting is the Tenley Heights neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, but it could be set in any city or town across America.  It is a book about friendship and loss, and growing up.  It was published in 1993 and named a Newbery Honor book in 1994.  The content is still relevant today. 

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meet the four Garcia sisters __ Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia.  They are uprooted
from their family home in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City in 1960.
Much to their parents' dismay the sisters begin to immerse themselves into American
culture by ironing their hair, forgetting their Spanish and meeting boys unchaperoned.

Join us at the Northeast Neighborhood Library to discuss the book, How the Garcia Girls
Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez, Monday, August 23, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Adult Book Club meets every fourth Monday of the month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Published on Thursday, August 5, 2010

If you have not taken advantage of the S*T*A*R training, it is not too late. This Saturday at 10:30 a.m. will be the fifth in a series of six workshops. During this S*T*A*R training, we will sing, talk and read our way through a new literacy skill,  letter knowledge. This program is for stars: parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 2 to 5 years. All stars in attendance will receive a "special star" to remind you what a star you really are to the children in your life.
We are not teaching how to read, but the skills that children need prior to reading. Research shows that there are six skills needed to become a successful reader.Join me, as we explore letter knowledge this Saturday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m.. I have a new book for you, too!

If you have any questions please call the children's room at 202-698-3299.