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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:

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.

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