Northeast
Neighborhood Library

Computer Classes

Library Instruction

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.

Creative Expressions Contest

Do you like to draw and paint?  Or write stories and poetry?  Do you want to show your work to the world but you're not sure how to get it out to the public?  Then enter the Creative Expressions Contest at Northeast Library! 

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

"The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman

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.

Let's Talk About Books Club

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. 

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

"Viking Warrior"

If you are looking for more historical fiction to read, I recommend Viking Warrior, the first book in The Strongbow Saga series by Judson Roberts.Halfdan was born the son of a Viking chieftain and an Irish princess, but has lived all his life as a slave.  When his father Hrorik, near death, returns from an ill-fated raiding voyage, his mother Dedriu bargains for Halfdan's freedom and right to be trained as a Viking warrior - at the cost of her own life.

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

"The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing"

Students, reading any historical fiction this month?Check out The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, a great piece of historical fiction by M. T. Anderson.

Black Friday and Other Events

From Chase's Calendar of Events

Traditionally, the first shopping day of the holiday shopping season, invariably a Friday, is called Black Friday.  But why was it named "Black" Friday?  Traditionally, retailers were in the "black" (had more profit than debt) by the end of this business day each year.

Historic Events

20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Today mark's the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a 27.9 mile structure which divided the city of Berlin, Germany into Communist East Berlin and Capitalist West Berlin. The structure came to be seen as a symbol of the Cold War, and many people feel its destruction signaled the beginning of the end for this conflict.  For more on the fall of the Berlin Wall and other historical events, consult the History databases of DCPL, which can be found here.

National Gaming Day at Northeast Library

Come join us for the 2nd annual celebration of National Gaming @ Northeast Library.  A tentative schedule of events is listed below: 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Trading Card Games – Tutorials on the Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic card games and a tournament (pending enough participants) 1:00 – 2:00 PM - Role-Playing Games – Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Crawl 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Board Games – Pictureka!, Monopoly, Scrabble, Upwords, Sorry and others

Used Book Sale

Friends of Northeast Library Hold Annual Event

The Friends of Northeast Library have announced their upcoming used book sale, which will take place on Saturday November 7th, 2009.  The sale will be open at 9:30 to FONEL Sustaining Members contributing $25 or more, and be open to the general public from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM.  Please contact the library at (202) 698-3320 if you need more information.

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