Neighborhood Library

Adult Book Club: "Grace"

Join the next book discussion of Grace by Richard Paul Evans.  Grace is the story of a young runaway and the boy who hides her from a frightening world too large and unfathomable for him to comprehend.  Grace is the story of a man remembering his first love, his first kiss and the girl who taught him more about life than anyone. The Adult Book Club meets every fourth Monday.  The next Adult Book Club meeting is scheduled for June 27 at 7 p.m.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Summertime has finally come, and with it, some time to do what you want rather than what you need to do for work and school.  With that in mind, learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if there’s something new and exciting you would like to try.June 2 – Bubba Day

Summer Reading at Northeast

Summer reading has begun.  Sign-up for "One World, Many Stories."  Receive a passport to record your reading.  Attend library programs to enhance your summer.  We will be hosting ongoing programs such as "Paint Your World" every Monday at 4 p.m. from June 20 to August 8 and "What in the World Are You Reading," a social club for readers every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. from June 22 to August 10.  There will be special programs as follows:Monday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m.I Wish, I Dream, I Promise (Make a book to celebrate you)

Teen Book Review: "Shiver"

The wolves howl at night in the bone-chilling cold of winter.  But in the summer, where do they go?  With the weather getting warmer and more people doing things outdoors, Maggie Stiefvater tries to answer that question with Shiver. 

Northeast Neighborhood Library Book Sale

Please join us for the Northeast Neighborhood Library Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library. Where330 7th St., N.E Washington, D.C.  20002 When May 14 Time10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Feel free to telephone the branch for additional information at 202-727-3290.

Recent Picture Books in the Children's Room

Here at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, we've been receiving lots of new titles in the children's room.  In an earlier post, we shared some new chapter books and nonfiction titles. Now it's time to present some of the new picture books. Here are three wonderful wordless or nearly wordless picture books we've received recently.  The beauty of wordless books is that you and your child can customize the story-telling experience--you can make up a different version every time, or encourage your child to tell his or her own story using the pictures.

Adult Book Club

Come join us in a discussion of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The story takes place in Jackson, Mississippi, at the height of the civil rights movement.  The story reveals a social awakening in black and white from "both sides of the fence." It is a story of three women who start a movement of their own and how they change the way people in their town see themselves.The Adult Book Club meets on Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Finally, it’s warm! Barbecues, Memorial Day celebrations and the end of school are all just ahead…along with pollen, bee stings and poison ivy. As you take the good with the bad, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information: May 1 – Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25 Day May 1 – Mother Goose Day

The Power of Skype

The Internet video/telephone service Skype does more than connect people around the world; it can also enable exciting learning experiences for local teens.Last fall, when Northeast Library Associate Erin Bush won a free Skype chat with teen author Mitali Perkins, she immediately thought of her collaborative partner Sharon Vollin, school librarian at the School Without Walls (SWW). 

Teen Book Review: "Incarceron"

Feeling a bit trapped because you still have two more months of school to go?  Well, be that as it may, I doubt your feelings come anywhere close to those of Finn and Claudia. He’s trapped in a world that wants to torture and destroy him, while she’s trapped in the game of politics and betrayal that could be just as deadly.  Intrigued?  Read Incarceron, the latest book from Catherine Fisher.