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.
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.
On Saturday, May 1, 2010, the Tween Club read newspaper and magazine articles. Participants learned how to distinguish between a statement that is fact versus a statement that is an opinion. We also created press books to store our treasured newspaper and magazine articles. For Saturday, June 5, the Tween Club will be reading Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money, by Christopher Paul Curtis.
If you, like many of us, enjoy dark horror and fantasy, you are in for a real treat. Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) is gaining on his father’s reputation as a premier writer in the horror/fantasy genre.
If you did not get a chance to see Mother Goose at the opening of the New Benning Neighborhood Library, don’t fret; she will be making an appearance at Northeast Library on May 1. This visit will be during the ever popular family program, “Music and Movement,” which takes place every first Saturday at 10 a.m. Rhymes, like music, facilitate the development of a child’s phonological awareness. What better way to start developing reading readiness skills than with Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
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.
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