Published on Saturday, February 13, 2010
Come to the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room, March 4, 2010, at 4 p.m. We will talk about The New Policeman by Kate Thompson. This book has won three awards: The Guardian Children's Book Prize, the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and the Dublin Airport Authority Children's Book of the Year Award for 2005.
Yes, this book is all Irish -- a great read for Irish-American Heritage Month (March). Don't let the title put you off. Things are not always what they seem. Spend some time with the fantasy in J.J. Liddy's world. On the book club date, there will be snacks and a book-related activity. Although this is intended for ages 8 - 12, all are welcome.
Published on Saturday, January 30, 2010
Come one, come all and join the Tween Club, ages 8-12, in the Children’s Room at Northeast Branch Library! The club meets the first Saturday of every month at 4 p.m., starting in February. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Carroll Johnson at 202-698-3299.
Below is a listing of the activities taking place during each meeting of the Tween Club:
Bring: Your latest, favorite book
Prepare: A review
Together: We will hear your review of the book.
Read: The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
Investigate: The movie version
Together: We will discuss the differences between book and movie version.
Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
You are invited to join the Northeast Book Club. The club is a literature program involving readers all enjoying
the same book and discussing it as a group.
Some of the desired goals are an appreciation of fine literature, the
development of broadened areas of reading interest, and an improvement
of reading skills through sharing ideas with others in the group. The
group will meet at the Northeast Library in the Children’s Division meeting room from 7 to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of every month.
Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews
Published on Friday, January 15, 2010
What is all the fuss about with this new movie The Lightning Thief that's coming out on February 12? If you want to know more about the book it's based on, please read on:
Percy Jackson is dyslexic, has ADHD, and enough behavioral problems that he has been kicked out of six schools in six years. His last removal was particularly interesting; he transformed his pre-algebra teacher to dust when she turned into a monster and tried to kill him.
But he’s the only one who remembers it, and he soon finds out why: he isn’t totally human, but a half-blood, son of the Sea God Poseidon. In this novel, the Greek Gods do still exist and cause all kinds of mischief in the world. Their half-blood children are sent to a summer camp on Long Island called Camp Half-Blood where they learn to fight the monsters that plague them in the real world.
Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Have you joined a book club at your local library yet?
Come to the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room, February 4, 2010 at 4:00. We will talk about Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem Robinet. This book won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. It is a great Black History Month read. Copies of the book are waiting at the library for you to checkout. On the book club date, there will be snacks and a book related activity. Although this is intended for ages 8 - 12, all are welcome.
Published on Monday, January 11, 2010
Acquire information literacy skills with our free computer classes at the Northeast Public Library. We offer a wide range of hands-on technology training at our branch library.The library offers classes on various computer topics and each class is a 70 minutes, one-time class. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 9 students per class and free. The classes are designed for people with little to no experience using a computer. Classes include Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Microsoft Word and Job Search Methods.
Published on Friday, January 8, 2010
"The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This year's Newberry and Caldecott Awards (among many others) will be announced in just a few weeks at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Given that, I felt I should highlight some previous winners, and I would like to start with last year's Newberry Award winner, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except for one thing. He was raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. They have kept him safe since he stumbled into the graveyard as a baby, barely escaping from the man who murdered his family. Now, the only way for them to keep him safe is to keep him in the graveyard. However, there are many kinds of trouble a little boy can get into even while in a graveyard, and Bod is sure to encounter them all.
Published on Thursday, December 31, 2009
Make it a New Year's resolution to join a book club at your local library!
Come to the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room on the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. Our first meeting will be January 7, 2010. We will have snacks and an activity relating to the book: Just Like Martin by Ossie Davis. This book club is intended for readers ages 8 - 12, but all are welcome.