Deja and Nikki are best friends. They live right by one another. They go to the same school and are inseparable. Antonia moves in next door but she can’t break these two girls apart. But that’s before Deja has an idea to start a drill club during recess. Deja and Nikki is a lovely chapter book, with regular African-American girl characters in everyday situations; trying to do each other hair, having friendship drama and hoping that the loud kids in line don’t get the whole class in trouble. The book is also about friendships, jealousy, miscommunication and forgiveness. The lesson in this book story was that things can still be great even if they don’t go as expected. Kids reading this book will relate to another part of growing up. This is a chapter book, and is recommend for kids in grades 2 and 3.
William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library
Book by Karen English, Illustrations by Laura Freeman
Published on Friday, January 22, 2010
Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Come join the High Noon Book Club on Monday Feb. 1, 2010, when we explore the book Going Down South by Bonnie Glover. Its a story about motherhood, love, disappointment and forgiveness.
Celebrate the Life of Dr. King
Published on Monday, January 11, 2010
January 15 is the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the civil rights leader who was assasinated in 1968. The DC Public Library is celebrating the life of Dr. King with a week-long series of events at all of our neighborhood libraries. Please visit the Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library to participated in our Wall of Hope, where you can share your hopes and dreams. On Thursday, January 14 at 5 p.m. we will have a special family celebration called "Happy Birthday, Dr. King." There will be films and refreshments for all.
All DC Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observation of the King holiday.
Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Happy New Year!
This month, the staff at the Washington Highlands Library is pleased to bring a new program to the library.
We invite you and your baby (up to 24 months) to join us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for songs and stories. This will be an ongoing program throughout the year. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!
Why We Make Mistakes
Published on Thursday, December 31, 2009
The High Noon Book Club resumes on Jan. 4 at 12 p.m. when we discuss Joseph Hallinan’s book, Why we make mistakes: how we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average. In this book, Hallinan, a journalist, seeks to uncover the mysteries of human error, and delves into such topics as psychology, economics, and consumer and social behavior. Laced with humor and facts, this book is not a self-help title, but it may help you stop overlooking the details. Hope to see you here!
Celebrate Washington Highlands Dec. 21
Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Washington Highlands Interim Library, located at 4037 South Capitol St. S.W., will open on December 21, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Please join us that day for a cup of hot cocoa, and lots of great giveaways. The interim library features a great selection of books, CDs and DVDs, as well as more computers.
In January, a Technology Tutor will be available weekly to help with computer skills, including typing and job searching. We will continue to be open our regular hours, including two nights a week. Limited parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.
The interim library will remain open through the completion of the new Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library, located at 115 Atlantic St. S.W.
Interim Location Opening December 21, 2009
Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library, located at 115 Atlantic St. SW, closed for reconstruction on Monday, November 30, 2009. The Washington Highlands Interim Library, located at 4035 South Capital St. SW, will open on Monday, December 21. In the meantime, you may return or renew materials checked out from Washington Highlands at any D.C. public library. You will still be responsible for returning materials on time, or you may accrue overdue fines. If you would like to renew your materials by phone, please call the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library at 202-645-4297, or the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library at 202-645-4532. You may also renew books online.
No Meeting in December
Published on Thursday, November 12, 2009
The High Noon Book Club will not meet in December as we will be moving into our interim location at 4035 South Capitol St., S.W. Please join us on January 4, 2010 at 12 noon at the interim location to discuss Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph Hallinan. You may stop by the library by November 28 to pick up a copy. After that date, you can request a copy of the book to be sent to another library of your choosing (we suggest the new Parklands- Turner in the Shops at Parkland at 1547 Alabama Ave., S.E.). Enjoy the holidays, but remember—keep reading!
Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Have you heard about that new movie, Precious? Its based on a book called Push by Sapphire. Chanel Toms, Washington Highlands' Teen Aide, wrote a mini-review of the book. Here's what she had to say:
Push is an award-winning novel about an illiterate girl and her struggles in life with her family and school. The character Precious feels invisible to everyone around her. Many teachers are even using the novel in the classroom. This is very risky because it is very explicit. But it keeps you glued to the pages. I enjoyed reading this novel and would recommend it to Teens at the library!
Published on Friday, October 23, 2009
Hey, kids! Wouldn't it be cool to design your own monster? And maybe have that design turned into a toy?
Come join us at the library on October 27, 2009 at 4 p.m for the “Make My Own Monster Halloween Contest.” Children ages 6 to 12 will draw a cool-looking monster on the entry form,
and the winning “monsterpiece” in this nationwide contest will be turned into a real toy by the North
American Bear Company! Global Action for Children will provide entry forms that require either a parent or guardian’s
Plus, for every monster submission, the North American Bear Company will donate $1 to Global Action for Children.
Participate in this contest to benefit charity, and call 202-645-5880 for more information.Find out more: