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Your Friday Five

Literary Fashion Blogs That Would Make Blair Waldorf Swoon

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic.

National Novel Writing Month

Your Friday Five

NaNoWriMo - I haven't even read these books - edition.

Here at Southeast Library, we are halfway through our National Novel Writing Month "Get Unblocked" writing workshops facilitated by our wonderful neighbors at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.


November is National Adoption Month

Events and reads in honor of the month

According to the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia, "about 1,300 District children and teens are living outside their birth homes under the care of the public child welfare system. Some 100 District youngsters are  hoping to be adopted." If you're interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in the District of Columbia, the Children and Family Services Agency will be offering information sessions at libraries throughout the city: Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. at Woodridge Library

"Thanksgiving Day Thanks"

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Thanksgiving Day Thanks'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

More More More Said the Baby by Vera Williams

Rainbow Family Reads

A few favorites for mixed-race families

We got a request on Twitter to share some of our favorite children's books for mixed-race families. So, we asked our Youth Collections Coordinator for her thoughts, and she shared a few books: Black Is Brown Is Tan by Arnold Adoff

"A Turkey for Thanksgiving" by Eve Bunting

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'A Turkey for Thanksgiving'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting is the featured piece; Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Winding Down to Winter

With the winter approaching, some people may be settling in for the season. For some of us, this settling offers a sense of a return to self and an opportunity to reflect on the more fast-paced adventures we undertook during the kinetic summer months. For others, this slowing down is an unwelcome change and can usher in loneliness instead of calm.

Thankgiving by Sam Sifton cover

Regional Thanksgiving Cookery

Staff Recommendation

Want to include some regional cookery in your Thanksgiving dinner? Check out our display of cookbooks featuring recipes from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia! From appetizers to main course dishes to desserts and beverages, you should find a tasty inspiration.

Bill Martin

Native American History Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.The library is a wonderful place to learn about the history and heritage, as well as discover some folktales of Native Americans. Among our favorites are: The Rough Face Girl, by Rafe Martin

Sesame Street 45

Sesame Street, Hooray!

A Sunday Family FunDay Program

The Children's Room celebrates Sesame Street’s 45 years of helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. The Family Funday Sunday on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. features Sesame Street stories, music, and activities.