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Library Shows Film at Request of Book Club

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Due to the great interest by the book club members in the Northeast Children’s Book Club, there will be a showing of the movie “Tuck Everlasting” in the meeting room June 21, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.  After reading and discussing the book, it was agreed to view the movie together.  This book is fantasy created by Natalie Babbitt.  The Tuck Family will live forever as they were when they unwittingly drank from the “fountain of youth”.  Ten-year-old Winnie Foster discovers the family and befriends them.  She will go to great lengths to help them keep their secret. 

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

“Read like a wolf eats.”  That’s a quote from Gary Paulsen.  He has written over 200 books and there is a book for practically everyone’s needs: adventure, historical fiction, biography, humor, and mystery.  On July 1, 2010, the children’s book club will be discussing Gary Paulsen’s Harris and Me: a Summer Remembered.  The main characters are nine-year-old Harris (of course) and his distant relative, eleven-year-old Orlo.  Orlo is not fortunate enough to have competent parents, but he is fortunate enough to have relatives who take turns taking care of him from time to time.  Orlo has lived in many places including the Philippines.  He has never lived on a farm.  This summer is going to be different, funny, and never boring.  

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

If you haven’t heard your friends talking about The Hunger Games or Catching Fire in the past two years, you’ve been missing out on a fantastic story that will soon be made into a great movie.  Learn about the book that started it all below.

In the far future, North America has been renamed Panem and divided up into 12 districts, lorded over by a ruthless and sadistic Capitol. There once were 13 districts, but when all the districts rebelled against the Capitol’s oppression, District 13 was destroyed as an example.

"A Lesson Before Dying"

Published on Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Northeast Book Club met again on May 24 with 10 members in attendance. The book under discussion was A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.  This is the story of two young black men–Jefferson, a school dropout on death row, and Grant, a first generation college graduate and school teacher–both facing issues of racial oppression.

Some Northeast book club members expressed their disgust at the racial bias and social injustices perpetrated against Jefferson, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a result, he was sentenced to death for the murder of a liquor store owner and two other men.

"The Bog Baby" by Jeanne Wills and Gwen Millward

Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Bog Baby, by Jeanne Wills and Gwen Millward

Training at Northeast Library

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Computer Training at North East Library
At the North East Library we offer training for Computer and Internet Skills to our customers.
Classes are open to all customers of the library. We provide both group and one-on-one training.
One-on-one training sessions take place any time the library is open. Trainee should call or visit
the library to schedule the date and time in advance. Group sessions take place on scheduled Saturdays
only. For more information and questions about classes and library instruction contact oliver.fontem@dc.
gov or call 202-698-3298

Northeast Book Club

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Northeast Book Club met again on April 24. The book we discussed was Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck. This is the story of two migrant workers: George is a small, dark man with “sharp,
strong features,” and Lennie, his opposite and companion, is a giant and loves petting soft things
but often accidentally kills them.

"Two Parties, One Tux and A Very Short Film About The Grapes of Wrath"

Published on Monday, May 17, 2010

If you’re in high school, you’re probably thinking about the prom since it’s May. Whether you’re planning to go and have a good time or not go and make fun of everyone who goes to it, it’s a big event. Just ask Mitchell Wells, in Two Parties, One Tux and A Very Short Film About The Grapes of Wrath.

Published on Friday, May 14, 2010

The Children's Book Club (Let's Talk About Books) meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4:00.  On June 3, we will discuss Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.  Read the book and enjoy the fantasy world where Winne Foster discovers the Tuck Family.  Tuck Everlasting.  Tuck Forever.  Would you like to live forever?  Really?  Our book club meetings always involve a book related activity or craft and snacks.  This book club is for ages 8 - 12, but all are welcome.

For Parents and Caregivers

Published on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sign up now!  Slots are filling up for this exciting program which teaches early literacy tips.  Every Saturday for six weeks starting July 10 and ending August 14, 2010, the regular 10:30 storytime at the Northeast Branch Library will be S*T*A*RRING you and your child.  These literacy tips are great for helping your child to be ready to read.  The program will be focusing on children ages 2 to 5. 
Registration is highly recommended.  Email Karen Towles at or Judith Oliver at  Or, call the library at 202-698-3320 and ask for the children's room.  The first 15 families will receive a free book each week.


The elevator at Northeast Library is temporarily out of order. The children's room, restrooms, and meeting rooms are currently only accessible by stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.