Staff Picks

Your Friday Five

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Edition

April 23 is the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, as well as World Book Night, so it seemed fitting that this Friday Five should show the fascination that Shakespeare and his work still holds for the world today.While the DC Public Library certainly has all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in the collection, I wanted to feature more recent non-fiction and fiction books that showcase Shakespeare and his work.

Support Teen Literature Day

Happy National Library Week! April 17 is "Support Teen Literature Day," which, in the words of the American Library Association (ALA), raises "awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens."

Your Friday Five

Jazz for the Young

Welcome to new 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 April as Jazz Appreciation Month, we are highlighting five great jazz books for youth.

WOW! Palindrome Fun

A Spring Break event for kids on Monday, April 14 at 3 p.m.

What do these phrases have in common?Niagara, o roar again!Too bad I hid a boot.Eva, can I see bees in a cave?Ma is as selfless as I am.They are all palindromes! Palindromes are words, phrases, numbers, or other sequences that read the same forwards and backwards.  

Tween Book Club

'Doll Bones'

Would you run away from home to bury a haunted doll to avoid a curse?

We love 'The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place!'

Ahwoo!

Have you ever heard the expression, "Those children must have been raised by wolves!" to refer to children that are exceptionally naughty?Well, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia Incorrigible were!

The Hilarity of 'Understand Rap'

Deciphering hip hop lyrics can be quite the task for someone who does not follow the genre of music.

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'How Rocket Learned to Read'

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National Poetry Month

Celebrate poetry with Northeast Neighborhood Library!

Poetry is as old as spoken language itself, and its many forms are as diverse as its practitioners throughout history. Even today, there are tens of thousands of working, published poets in the United States alone, not to mention the many thousands more who simply write for the pleasure of creating works of art with no intention to publish.

Your Friday Five

My first poetry books

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.

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