Staff Picks

Lost and Found Edition

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. The inspiration for a good book can come from anywhere... Can't find your squish toy? Your water bottle? Your sunglasses? Well we might have them in our lost and found. This week, your Friday Five are five reads inspired by real items in our Lost & Found. If any of them are yours, please come pick them up! 


The Honest Parents edition

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Kids have a way of bringing out the best and worst in their parents. One minute they are writhing around on the floor because they “don’t know how to stand up” and the next minute, they are climbing on your lap because they need a hug. Luckily, there are lots of writers who have managed to find the humor in the absurd, and have chronicled their journey as parents, often times online. Sometimes sweet, sometimes profane, these titles might help you get through those long weekends of sitting at home while your child sleeps in the other room. That, and a stiff drink.


Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Photo of Author/Illustrator Eileen ChristelowEileen Christelow rocks!

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to
the Five Little Monkey stories written and drawn by Eileen Christelow.  

Here are seven Five Little Monkey stories to share with your child.
Curl up, get cozy, and read!


Featuring "The Musicians of Bremen"

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014


DC Public Library Catalogue Link to "Yummy" book Calling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 16 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

The Musicians of Bremen is the featured piece.

Featuring "Mr. Large in Charge"

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014


DC Public Library link to "Mr. Large in Charge" bookCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 30 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Featuring "The Princess and the Pea"

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014


"The Princess and the Pea" by Lauren ChildCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 9 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Meta-Blogging About Meta-Fiction

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014
David stared at the screen, fingers hovering over the keyboard. It was his turn to write for the weekly library blog, and he didn't know what to write. He had signed up to write about sustainability, but quite frankly, he had that covered in the LibGuide he was writing.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Photo of Author/Illustrator Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett
rocks!

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Emily Gravett.  

Here are seven Emily Gravett stories to share with your child.

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #4

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Librarians are constantly asked by parents for a series for their child who is an advanced reader. But they don't want content that is too advanced for a younger child. I offer the Incorrigible Children as a wonderful alternative!The Interrupted Tale book art Amazingly pithy, very complex, layered with mystery, and lots of detail for advanced readers. This is an amazing series, but be warned...

His Newest Title "The Finisher" is Available Now at the Library

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Finisher book art












Being a librarian means a lot of things, but what I appreciate about it the most is the idea that I am in the "book business." I know that is a stretch, but I like to think that I play a small part in the massive world of writing and publishing. Every time I am sent a book before it's published, every time I recommend a title to a patron, every time I write a book review, every time I participate in feedback sessions with publishers, I like to think that I am participating in the process of helping someone connect to someone else through the written and published word.

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