These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.
Teens, bring out your true colors on Mandala Mondays. Mandalas are colorful religious and spiritual designs representing the universe. Tibetan Buddhist monks would painstakingly create beautifully intricate mandalas using sand and paint. We will provide the designs, colored pencils and fine-tipped markers so you can make your own work of art. Relax and refresh in the Teen space on the 2nd floor every other Monday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning October 3.
Best for ages 13-19.
Calling all readers!
Have you ever thought about braving the stage? Reader's Theater is the perfect first step, a way to practice your skills at an actor's most important job: reading, memorizing, and delivering lines. In Reader's Theater, you can bring favorite stories, fables, and fairy tales to life by reading aloud and acting out scenes using scripts adapted from children's books!
Come join in the fun and frenzy and help us make stories leap off the page!
This program is open to children ages 6 to 12.
Come over on Saturday, Jan. 28 for a Used Book Sale put on by the Friends of the Northeast Library! Lots of inventory in great condition, for all ages. Proceeds support library programming. Starts at 10:30 a.m. and will go until afternoon.
Winter is here and the library is a warm place for an afternoon of board games and snacks. International Games Day was a hit, so we're bringing back new games and dusting off the classics. A war gaming expert will be on hand to teach and play a historical board game.
Best for ages 8 to 100 - it's an intergenerational activity!
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the first Friday of each month.
Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee. Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences. Please join us!
“How can there be parity or the belief that we are valued similarly if we are still being perceived and perceiving others as a tired stereotype or as one-dimensional?" -Yara Shahidi
Does Representation Matter?
Several guides to writing have been selected by the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Committee. Here are reviews of four of these books that can help you on your journey to writing a novel.Beyond the First Draft: the art of fiction, by John Casey, W.W. Norton & Company: New York, 2014
Are you a grown-up?
Do you take “adult-ing” way too seriously?
Do you miss your old pack of crayons?
Are you ready to just unwind?
Join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for Adult Coloring! It’s time to kick back, relax and be a kid again!
Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage.
The following is from the New York Times article, "Trendy but Calm: Adult Coloring Books Selling Like Crazy":
Sometimes the best way to express yourself is with a nice cup of coffee, a pen, some paper and some good ole' writing.
Starting September 16, join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for an "Afternoon Freewrite." Here, you will have the
opportunity to let your thoughts and ideas flow freely...onto the page, of course.
This program is held every Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.
We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is.
Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30 2-5 pm for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.
Event line up:
Get your face painted with cool designs
Choose from options of balloon twisting designs
Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m.
Make hero-themed crafts
I spy with my little eye… an awesome group of books! The I Spy series is the much-loved classic by Jean Marzollo that compels younger readers to pour over detailed photographs to find objects in riddles and rhymes. And while the library has many I Spy books to fit your fancy, if you want to challenge your scavenger skills try these read-alikes.