Neighborhood Library

Let's Talk About Children's Books

Come to the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room, March 4, 2010, at 4 p.m.   We will talk about The New Policeman by Kate Thompson.  This book has won three awards: The Guardian Children's Book Prize, the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and the Dublin Airport Authority Children's Book of the Year Award for 2005. 

Northeast Library Tween Club

Come one, come all and join the Tween Club, ages 8-12, in the Children’s Room at Northeast Branch Library!  The club meets the first Saturday of every month at 4 p.m., starting in February.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Carroll Johnson at 202-698-3299. Below is a listing of the activities taking place during each meeting of the Tween Club: February 6Bring:  Your latest, favorite book Prepare:  A review Together:  We will hear your review of the book. March 6 

Northeast Book Club

You are invited to join the Northeast Book Club. The club is a literature program involving readers all enjoying the same book and discussing it as a group. Some of the desired goals are an appreciation of fine literature, the development of broadened areas of reading interest, and an improvement of reading skills through sharing ideas with others in the group. The group will meet at the Northeast Library in the Children’s Division meeting room from 7 to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of every month.

"The Lightning Thief"

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

What is all the fuss about with this new movie The Lightning Thief that's coming out on February 12?  If you want to know more about the book it's based on, please read on:Percy Jackson is dyslexic, has ADHD, and enough behavioral problems that he has been kicked out of six schools in six years.  His last removal was particularly interesting; he transformed his pre-algebra teacher to dust when she turned into a monster and tried to kill him.

Let's Talk About Books!

Have you joined a book club at your local library yet?Come to the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room, February 4, 2010 at 4:00.  We will talk about Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem Robinet.  This book won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.  It is a great Black History Month read. Copies of the book are waiting at the library for you to checkout.  On the book club date, there will be snacks and a book related activity.  Although this is intended for ages 8 - 12, all are welcome.

Computer Classes

Library Instruction

Acquire information literacy skills with our free computer classes at the Northeast Public Library. We offer a wide range of hands-on technology training at our branch library.The library offers classes on various computer topics and each class is a 70 minutes, one-time class. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 9 students per class and free.

Creative Expressions Contest

Do you like to draw and paint?  Or write stories and poetry?  Do you want to show your work to the world but you're not sure how to get it out to the public?  Then enter the Creative Expressions Contest at Northeast Library! 

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

"The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman

This year's Newberry and Caldecott Awards (among many others) will be announced in just a few weeks at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Given that, I felt I should highlight some previous winners, and I would like to start with last year's Newberry Award winner, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Let's Talk About Books Club

Make it a New Year's resolution to join a book club at your local library!Come to the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room on the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.  Our first meeting will be January 7, 2010.  We will have snacks and an activity relating to the book: Just Like Martin by Ossie Davis. This book club is intended for readers ages 8 - 12, but all are welcome. 

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

"Viking Warrior"

If you are looking for more historical fiction to read, I recommend Viking Warrior, the first book in The Strongbow Saga series by Judson Roberts.Halfdan was born the son of a Viking chieftain and an Irish princess, but has lived all his life as a slave.  When his father Hrorik, near death, returns from an ill-fated raiding voyage, his mother Dedriu bargains for Halfdan's freedom and right to be trained as a Viking warrior - at the cost of her own life.