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Teen Book Reviews

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.

Adult Book Club

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. 

Book and Bake Sale

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.

From the Children's Room

Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer  by John Grisham

Pat's Picks

"Henry VIII, The King and His Court"

Henry VIII, The King and His Courtby Alison Weir

Film Series: "The Civil War" by Ken Burns

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. 

Teen Book Review

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.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party

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. 

Children's Book Club Meeting

"Crazy Lady" by Jane Leslie Conly

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.

Adult Book Club

Meet the four Garcia sisters __ Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia.  They are uprootedfrom 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 Americanculture 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 GirlsLost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez, Monday, August 23, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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