Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Come join Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen at the Northeast Neighborhood Library on Wednesday, June 18 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. as she shares some stories in American Sign Language, and teaches some simple ASL signs and games. 

Target ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome.

I Love You signASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.

Questions? Email, voice/video 202-559-5368.

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Worlds Fair BuildingsI grew up hearing my parents tell stories of where they were when Kennedy was shot, when the moon landing happened, and when Nixon resigned. I have no memories, no experience with any of these things. As real as those important moments are for my parents, they are little more then events in a history book to me. As vivid and defining as they are for their generation, they are fuzzy and distant for mine.  

Discover read-alikes for some of your favorite childhood books!

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014


Throwback Thursday


Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Describing a PaintingNortheast’s own Lizzie Nolan and Torin Jensen engaged 20 kids with snacks, writing exercises, and finally, a chance to read their own work aloud to a friendly audience. Beginning with a sensory-detail exercise, the workshop participants were given a variety of snacks, ranging from wrinkled dates to salty pretzels, and were tasked with using their five senses to describe them. 

Later, they used those same skills along with their imagination to brainstorm descriptive details of a famous painting, offering up words and phrases to be written on the whiteboard.

Author, Carolyn Morrow Long compares the 'American Horror Story' characters to their real-life counterparts.

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Marie LaveauMadame LaLaurieAre you a fan of American Horror Story? Were you horrified by the characters of Delphine and Marie in season three? Did you know they were real people who lived in 19th-century New Orleans?

Join us on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. when author Carolyn Morrow Long will use the biographies she wrote to compare these legendary woman with their fictitious portrayals in American Horror Story.

Blake's First Friday Five

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting graphic novels.

As someone who had not read graphic novels, I decided I had to break out of my comfort zone and try something new. A quick look into our handsomely renovated Young Adult space helped me discover these great books: 

Five fun tunes

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, called Your Friday Five!

Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are highlighting five fun tunes you can find on Freegal!

If you're anything like me, you go on serious music kicks where you only listen to a particular genre for a while. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I just can't get enough of it! Lately I've been listening to a lot of folk, folk rock and alternative rock. Here are the top five songs on my iPod's Recently Played playlist. 

Film Screening and Discussion

Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Since the infancy of the film industry, there have been innovative and influential women both in front of and behind the camera making their mark on the world of movies and television.

Even before the Méliès brothers' first films, there was Alice Guy-Blaché's La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy), believed to be the first narrative motion-picture ever made. Women played integral roles in the eras that followed, from the silent era through classic Hollywood, past the avant-garde latter part of the 20th century all the way up to contemporary times. Directors like Kathryn Bigelow and Sofia Coppola, actors like Meryl Streep and Lupita Nyong'o, and screenwriters such as Tina Fey and Nora Ephron, are all celebrated for their critical and beloved contributions to big screens and silver screens alike.

May's book is The Expats by Chris Pavone

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

For May's meeting we are reading The Expats by Chris Pavone.

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014
Join Genna Kohlhardt and Maddison Conforti from Writopia Lab DC for May’s installment of the Northeast Library’s continuing writing workshop series. For kids ages 10-13, Genna and Maddison will lead a fun 
creative writing workshop including warm-up games to get students inspired, writing exercises led by published instructors, and an end-of-day reading. Writopia Lab focuses on student-driven instruction, so 

Writopia Lab Students