Want to read anywhere on your mobile device? Eager to listen to your favorite book? Having trouble navigating OverDrive?
This one-hour class will show you the basics of how to download eBooks and audioBooks from OverDrive using the OverDrive app. Bring your device with you. Registration required. Call 202-698-0058 or speak to the librarian at the Adult Reference Desk on the 1st floor to sign up. Class is limited to 5 participants.
Our Music Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more songs, activities and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. This 20-30 minute story time is full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages two to five years old. Children should be able to follow one and two step directions in order to fully participate in this story time.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate program is now being offered at the Northeast Neighborhood Library!
Here you will:
Learn Basic Digital Literacy Skills
Assess Your Digital Literacy Skills
Earn Your NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) Certificate
“The book is always better!”
Is it? Join us for I Read That Movie, a book-to-film club where each month we’ll read a different children’s novel, watch the film adaptation of that novel, and have a short discussion on differences, similarities, likes, dislikes, and whether or not the movie can ever be better than the book!
Will you still be able to access your photos on Facebook years from now? Join us for this workshop to learn how to download and archive your Facebook. Bring your own laptop if you are able. Sign up here. Space is limited to eight participants.
Looking for a place to toddle? Play with toys? Meet other little ones? Look no further!
Join us in the Children’s Room of the Northeast Library every Thursday afternoon 1-3 p.m. Play with toys that encourage early literacy and motor skill development. Learn early literacy tips from Children’s Librarians.
Relax, let loose, and have a ball!
For children ages birth to 3, along with parents and their caretakers.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work.
No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join Rez (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an evening of writing, every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor.
Post-apocalyptic stories - a sub-genre of science fiction - usually are misnamed. Instead of focusing on what happens after society collapses, they narrate the dramatic, action packed moment of crisis in which the world as we know it ends. These books are often very plot focused, moving at a quick pace with little character development. But there is another kind of post-apocalyptic book: one that is not really about the apocalyptic event at all. These books - a few of which are listed here - tend to be more literary fiction.
They're round, pink and curly-tailed. Pigs as main characters have appeared in children's literature for decades - think Piglet, Wilbur, and Babe. Kids today find them just as adorable as their parents did and fortunately, these newer characters are plentiful. Here is a mini selection of "Pig Tales" for young children, so go hog wild and get acquainted with some darling pigs. Board Books (Ages Birth-3)
A stressful day? Don’t have time for this and that? Want to start a new book but can’t commit, yet the need for an escape from your mundane daily routine nags at you? Well, reading a short story might remedy your plight. You ask how, and I say: it’s short enough to fit into your hectic life and good enough to provide you a contained but transcendental experience of great fiction. Here are five amazing short story collections:
There's something about the Victorian era that so many people - myself included - find enchanting and idyllic. I feel like every time that old cocktail party question "If you had to live in a different time period, which would you choose?" comes up, several people always gush "Ohh, Victorian London, definitely." Full disclosure: I have for sure been one of those gushing people at times. But then I thought Ehhh, would I really want to?
You have a story to tell, a story that only you know the best. The urge to share that story washes over you and you begin to write and everything is fine... until you hit the wall. That’s when you need a friend to tell you your steps and whisper precious advice into your ears, for writing a book is like a thousand mile journey, long and arduous, complicated and mysterious, full of unsought twists in dark woods. Here I have collected five of the best friends you could ever imagine having with you, just in case you stumble on something.
Americans spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about what we're eating. And if we're not eating like we "should" we often carry a lot of guilt to the table with us. These cookbooks and memoirs encourage healthy eating to be joyful and indulgent, connecting us to both good taste and to the earth. The cookbooks range from easy, family friendly meals to more complicated gourmet fare, but they all focus on eating in season. By doing this the food is fresher, grown nearby and more likely to support a local farmer.
While parenting seems to often sap your brain of any ability to think deeply, it is the kind of work that it is often good to reflect on. What does it mean to be a parent? What are society's expectations of us? How can I do best by my kids? Am I imparting my most important values to my children? These are all things that float through parents' minds, but we rarely find answers to. The books in this list are a hodgepodge of people reflecting on raising kids and suggesting some general philosophies of parenting. Some are more academic and research based, while others are more memoirs.