All children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to participate in a book review writing contest. Students in kindergarten through second grade may draw a picture as their entry, provided that picture depicts a part of the book. Older children should write about why they liked their book and what set it apart from other books. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three reviews in each grade.
If you’re looking for a master of the science fiction and fantasy genre for teens, it’s hard to find a better candidate than Scott Westerfeld. His work has tackled everything from the concepts of beauty and status to vampires and disease,
Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
October 10 – Bonza Bottler Day October 10 – National Cake Decorating Day
Northeast Library offers a series of author talks starting on Wednesday, October 27. The first in this series is "Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion" by Seth Stern, co-authored by Stephen Wermiel. This title has received many favorable reviews and is described by Publishers Weekly as “what will likely be the definitive biography of Supreme Court Justice Brennan (1906 - 1997).” Justice Brennan was instrumental in several controversial decisions, including Roe v. Wade, affirmative action, the death penalty and obscenity law.
DC Loves to Read!
The flier said, "Come express your love of reading at Northeast Library by participating in these events." I chose to attend the "Getting your Work Published" event. It was Saturday, October 2, 2010. This program was one of many in DC Public Library's First Annual Read-In.
Banned Books Week 2010 is just around the corner (September 25 to October 2). With that in mind, I would like to highlight some of the books that have been controversial in the past year. First, I would like to talk about Geography Clubby Brent Hartinger.
As part of the DC Loves to Read program taking place at DC Public Library branches citywide on Saturday, October 2, please join us at Northeast Library for the following programs:10:30 a.m.- Children’s Storytime (Ages 4-7)1:30 p.m.- Joyce Fletcher - Tips on Successfully Self-Publishing Your Book (Adult)3 p.m.- Teen Booktalks (Ages 12-19)Details about each program are in the calendar to the right. If you need more information, please call Northeast Library at 202-698-3320, and ask for Brandon Digwood.
Banned Books Week 2010 is just around the corner (September 25 – October 2). With that in mind, I would like to highlight some controversial books from the past year in the hopes that you expand your mind by seeing what all the fuss is about. The first book is Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson.
If you look forward to lively discussions of mysteries, romances, comedies and nonfiction books,come join us for our monthly book club meetings. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.
Northeast Library Book and Bake Sale – Sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Branch of the D.C. Public Library.
Please join us: for the Northeast Library Book and Bake Sale. We will have a guest librarian who will tell stories for the little ones outdoors (weather permitting) and give away some surprise gifts to those children who attend.
Donations of baked goods are welcome and can be donated the morning of the bake sale.Date: September 18, 2010
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.