Neighborhood Library

Pat's Picks

"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!

NorthEast Book Club

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe

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.

Spring Used Book Sale

Sponsored by Friends of Northeast Library

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

Teen Book Reviews

by Brandon Digwood

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:

"Let's Talk About Books" Club (in the Children's Room)

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.

Tween Club Celebrates National Poetry Month

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

Teen Book Reviews

by Brandon Digwood

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

Children's Room Book Club

Do you want to laugh?  Of course you want to laugh.If you read the poems in Shel Silverstein's A Light inthe Attic, you just might laugh out loud.  The book club that meets the first Thursday of each month willbe discussing A Light in the Attic Thursday, April 1 at 4:00 in the afternoon.  We will have a book relatedactivity and snacks.  The program is for children ages8 - 12, but all are welcome.  April is National Poetry Month.

Children's Corner: Check This Out

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!

Teen Book Reviews

by Brandon Digwood

If 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: