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My first poetry books

Published on Friday, April 4, 2014

Welcome to new Northeast Library blog series, called Your Friday Five!

Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up 5 of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, in honor of April as poetry month, we are highlighting five great first poetry books.

Poems are a great choice for little ones for many reasons. First, poetry is great match for the short attention spans that babies start off with. Poetry, especially rhymes and nursery rhymes,  plays with language in a fun and silly way that children enjoy. Moreover, the condensed format of poetry compels poets to chose precise words to express their ideas or emotions. These carefully chosen words add a rich vocabulary to children's understanding of the world.

You Can't Live Without It

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

Salt worksWhile we live in a world of low-salt diets and monitoring our sodium intake, for much of recent human history, people have been desperate to include more salt in their diet.

In the book Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky, he covers the very central role that salt has played in human development. Humans require salt to live. Our cells won't work without it. The average human eating red meat on a regular basis gets enough salt in their diet.

April's book is Suspect by Robert Crais.

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Good for your home, your family and your pocketbook

Published on Monday, March 24, 2014

cleaning products"Green," or environmentally friendly, cleaning means doing your household chores with more natural products than can usually be found in the cleaning isle at your local store.

Amazingly, most of your cleaning jobs can be handled by a few key ingredients, a spray bottle and a little elbow grease. Your arsenal of products -- vinegar, lemon juice, borax, baking soda and castile soap -- are all non-toxic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014
For one day -- April 5, 2014 -- let's all come together, put down our worries and play more games.
 We're excited about participating in this years International TableTop Day!

Discover read alikes for some of your favorite childhood books!

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014

throwback thursdays

The Northeast Neighborhood Library recently re-opened, much to the delight of the community. Patrons are happily surprised when they walk into the library for the first time; commenting on how beautiful and different the building looks.

Of course, as these patrons talk to us about how lovely the new library looks, they find themselves becoming a bit nostalgic for the “olden days."  In the spirit of remembrance, we would like to invite you to take a trip down memory lane with us as we highlight some of our favorites books from our childhoods and provide you with read-alikes; books that you might be interested in based on similarities!

Published on Saturday, March 8, 2014

GenealogyOn Saturday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m., the Northeast Neighborhood Library will be hosting a special Genealogy Workshop. Kenneth Despertt of the Black Studies Collection will show you how to use some of the great tools available through the library including Heritage Quest and the Baltimore Afro-American databases.

This is a great opportunity for those who are looking to piece together their family’s records or just learn a little bit more about the history of the area. All ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library provides hands-on support to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.DC Job Seekers logo
In this informal but informative workshop, users can get help navigating the DC Job Seekers site, which offers online tutorials on many useful topics, including resume building and interview basics.

Vote For The Book You Want to Read!

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014
comic book clubHas the persistent cold weather put you in a funk?

Do you find yourself wishing you could be Queen Ororo (aka Storm) and control the climate?

We want you!

Published on Sunday, March 2, 2014
Book Club words

The Northeast Library is kicking off a tween book club.

Sounds interesting, right?

Please fill out this online questionnaire or come into the library by the end of the month so we can plan a great event.