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"This Book is Overdue!"

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

This Book Is Overdue!Is your mind boggled by too much information coming at you? Are you pulling out your hair over the latest technological gizmo? Well, if that is the case, make way for the librarians! Author Marilyn Johnson’s new book This Book is Overdue! is a humorous and topical series of vignettes that show the way modern (and sometimes quirky) librarians play a vital role in their communities.

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

The NorthEast Book Club: The book up discussion was Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Everyone
appreciated the innovative structure and plot of Things Fall Apart, though some were disappointed
that Okonkwo, the main character, is destroyed, and brings ruin on others. The group spent some time
discussing what might have happened to the town of Umuofia if Okonkwo had not gone on exile, and also
about how hard it is to reinvent yourself when you move to a new town. It was a very thrilling book to
read which lead to some interesting chats in our group.

Sponsored by Friends of Northeast Library

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

The Friends of Northeast Library (FONEL) have announced their upcoming used book sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2010.  The sale will be open at 9:30 a.m. to FONEL Sustaining Members contributing $25 or more, and open to the general public from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Please contact the library at 202-698-3320 if you need more information

by Brandon Digwood

Published on Friday, April 9, 2010

The good thing about working in a library is that you often find gems on the shelves.  One such example is the award-winning book reviewed below, Marcelo in the Real World:

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010

On Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 4 until 5 p.m., the Children's Room Book Club will be discussing Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. This is a wonderful novel about a Mexican family which has to leave Mexico.  They travel to California to start a new life.  May is the month for Cinco de Mayo, a holiday celebrated by both Mexicans and Mexican Americans.  Read the book and join us for discussion, snacks, and a craft activity.  This book club is intended for ages 8 - 12, but all are welcome, especially family members of book clubbers.  This book club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4:00.

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hello, Tween Club participants.  Here is a book preview of the book will be discussing at the Tween Club this upcoming Saturday, April 3:

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks' Bronzeville Boys and Girls, written in 1956, is a collection of 34 short poems about children living in the Chicago urban neighborhood called Bronzeville. Each poem contains the name of a child, either as the subject of the poem, or as the narrator. These poems are timeless. Every reader will be able to identify with the experiences that the poems convey.

by Brandon Digwood

Published on Friday, March 19, 2010

I can’t seem to find anyone at the local middle schools doing a theme for reading this month, except for reader’s choice. With that in mind, I would like to review one of my favorite books that I’ve read recently, Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Do you want to laugh?  Of course you want to laugh.
If you read the poems in Shel Silverstein's A Light in
the Attic
, you just might laugh out loud.  The book
club that meets the first Thursday of each month will
be discussing A Light in the Attic Thursday, April 1 at
4:00 in the afternoon.  We will have a book related
activity and snacks.  The program is for children ages
8 - 12, but all are welcome.  April is National Poetry Month.

Published on Saturday, February 27, 2010

Every 1st Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m., Northeast Library has a Music and Movement program for ages 1 month to 5 years. Do you know that joyful singing and rhythmic rhyming is part of “Phonological Awareness,” which is the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words?  Do you know that music along with movement helps with motor skills, coordination, following directions, and social skills?  All of this free at your neighborhood branch!

by Brandon Digwood

Published on Monday, February 15, 2010

Day of TearsIf you’re looking for a book that covers black history, biography and drama, then look no further than Day of Tears by the renowned author Julius Lester.  If you want to know more, read the review below: