Staff Picks

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

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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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.

Featuring "Morris the Moose"

Published on Monday, May 26, 2014

"Morris the Moose" book Calling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, June 2 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

Five Databases That Keep Learning Fun!

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, called 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. This Friday, we are highlighting five online databases that both children and adults alike will find fun and informational. Don't forget to have your library card nearby as most of the databases require your DC Public Library number as a form of ID. 

 

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Memorial Day Text Clip Art






We will celebrate Memorial Day 2014 with stories, songs, and a patriotic craft on Sunday May 25 at 2 p.m.

This is our weekly Family Funday Sunday program.

To learn more more about this special holiday, here are seven Memorial Day books to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!


Traditional. Creative. Contemporary.

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

If you're like me, you often find yourself staring at areas of your home and plotting your next project. You have an idea of how you'd like something to look, but you cant quite materialize the thought. Luckily, your local library has thousands of interior decorating books. Below, I've compiled a few of my top picks. The design philosophies will be: Traditional, Creative and Contemporary. I'd love to include Shabby Chic and 60's Retro, but they seem to have run their course. 

Homeschooling Resources

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast 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. This Friday, in honor of May as Homeschooling Month, we are highlighting five great homeschooling resources for parents and youth.


Databases

Improve Your Mood

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

It's raining and I forgot my umbrella.  The next train doesn't arrive for another 20 minutes.  The motorcade is out again. U St is swarming and keeping me from my favorite Jamaican restaurant!  Again!  There are several opportunities for circumstance to put a damper on our day and I would like to offer a few reading suggestions that are sure to get you up and literally running towards happiness.  


Mother's Day Reads

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 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. This week are we celebrating that special lady in your life: your mama. Be it your Mom, Step-mom, Grandma, Memaw, Nana, or Auntie these reads will surely help you feel the love of these amazing women.

Star Wars Trivia and Books

Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In honor of Star Wars Day, young Jedis, Wookies, Ewoks, and Stormtroopers celebrated all things Star Wars with crafts, games, music, books, and trivia here star warsat Tenley-Friendship Library.

Test your basic Star Wars knowledge here and learn more about the Star Wars universe with these books from DCPL’s collection.
 

Have fun. And, May the Force Be With You!

 
Star Wars Trivia [For answers, click here.]

Featuring "The Gruffalo"

Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"The Gruffalo" book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the Children's Room on Monday, May 19 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is the featured piece.

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