A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on their caregiver’s lap and the grown up is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Parents, it's never too early to start planning for your children's college education. Come to a free college financial planning workshop with a Certified Public Accountant. Learn about the many options you have in financing your child's future college education. This will include an overview of the FAFSA, asset management, organizations that provide up to a full year's scholarship coverage for early action takers, key statistics to review when comparing schools, and highlights on the overall admissions process.
Start your week with a little creativity and a take-home craft. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month to exercise your left brain. We'll provide all the materials (and sometimes treats); you bring your imagination. Projects vary with the seasons. Programs begin at 3:30 p.m.on the 2nd floor.
The 2nd Monday Crafternoon is for all ages and the 4th Monday Crafternoon is for tweens and teens.
The next Friends of the Northeast Library Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, October 21. Starting at 10:30 a.m. and going till early afternoon, come browse the tables of books and support your library. Proceeds benefit Northeast Library programs and supplies.
If you can volunteer to help set up or work the sale, contact Heather at the library at 202-698-0058. Thanks!
Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that has been meeting monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month, we’ll be readingThe Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie:
Parenting books probably contain more conflicting advice on helping your child sleep than on any other topic. Everyone seems to feel strongly that their way is the only right way to guarantee a good night's sleep for baby and parents. While the books in this list are all focused on "gentle" sleep solutions (as compared to "cry it out" methods), even they do not all agree with each other about how to get your child to sleep.
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, join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.
It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.
While no childbirth experience is probably "by the book," reading others' experiences and some professional tips can be empowering and encouraging. These books focus mostly on encouraging natural childbirthing methods and outline some of the difficulties with unneeded medical intervention in the process. However, as all these books will point out, part of the birthing process for many women is learning that they are not in control, and so there is also information here about what happens when medical intervention is called for.
Great Horror Novels by Authors Other Than Stephen King
Yes, we all know that Stephen King is the reading world’s Master of Horror and Sultan of Scare, and that he can churn out books faster than I can write this list, but he doesn’t own the market on tales of terror.
Our past experiences set a foundation for the rest of our lives and shape who we are today. Growing up and coming of age is not easy no matter the circumstances, and readers of the following books will see that there is no such thing as an ordinary childhood. Some of these experiences may be perceived as familiar and conjure nostalgia, while others will provide reason for thoughtful insight and gratitude. These autobiographical tales of youth are sure to inspire and enchant, and to evoke both sorrow and cheer.
Several guides to writing have been selected by the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Committee. Here are reviews of four of these books that can help you on your journey to writing a novel.Beyond the First Draft: the art of fiction, by John Casey, W.W. Norton & Company: New York, 2014
Are you a grown-up?
Do you take “adult-ing” way too seriously?
Do you miss your old pack of crayons?
Are you ready to just unwind?
Join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for Adult Coloring! It’s time to kick back, relax and be a kid again!
Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage.
The following is from the New York Times article, "Trendy but Calm: Adult Coloring Books Selling Like Crazy":
Sometimes the best way to express yourself is with a nice cup of coffee, a pen, some paper and some good ole' writing.
Starting September 16, join the Northeast Neighborhood Library for an "Afternoon Freewrite." Here, you will have the
opportunity to let your thoughts and ideas flow freely...onto the page, of course.
This program is held every Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.