Neighborhood Library

Discover read alikes for some of your favorite childhood books!

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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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
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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. 

Published on Saturday, March 1, 2014
Board BooksThe children's team at Northeast Library is excited to be re-open. Below are our weekly Story Time offerings. We will be handing out 70 tickets 10 minutes before each Story Time.
Baby & Toddler Story Time
10 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Preschool Story Time
10 a.m. & 11 a.m.


Published on Friday, February 28, 2014

Each March is set aside to focus on women's history because women's parts in historical events are often ignored or downplayed in traditional history books and courses. This is in part because women have been excluded from "important" roles such as heads of state, military leaders, academia and many religious positions.

Histories tend to focus on what people in these positions of public power do or do not do. Histories that focus on women often focus on their roles in more private spheres -- home, schools, child rearing, or their influence over more powerful men. Of course, this focus on men's roles and power narrows our historical narrative to only half of humanity, so it makes sense for us to take time to intentionally tell women's part in the long story of ourselves.

'My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language'

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
My Heart Glow
Come join us on Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. for an ASL Story Hour, for children of all ages and their families. 

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign My Heart Glow in ASL. Enjoy crafts after the story.

ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.

Questions? Call 202-559-5368 for voice or video or email

Published on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Puzzle Swap!Bring a 500+ piece puzzle with no missing pieces to swap with your fellow puzzle lovers! Bring more than one to up the fun! The swap will be held at the newly renovated Northeast Neighborhood Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., all ages are welcome.  

A workshop with Karin Silverman

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
Meditation with Karin Silverman

On Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m., Karin Silverman, who has been practicing meditation for over 40 years, will discuss the extraordinary benefits of meditation and how it improves the overall physical, mental, and spiritual health of the individual. Karin will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle and a deep sense of peace.

During this presentation, the audience will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help reduce stress and worry. The audience will have a chance to practice this technique during the workshop.