Shakespeare for the Young is a company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing the Bard's stories and poetry to young audiences through the medium of puppets. They will be performing a show based on the fairy story from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The goal of the show is to provide children with a fun, interactive cultural experience that will encourage language growth, risk-taking, creativity, and empathy for others.
Double Dutch for Fun Jumpers are passionate about teaching all ages to enter & exit ropes properly and fun tricks to promote overall physical fitness for all. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances.
With the winter finally past us, the trees and flowers all around our neighborhood are springing back to life.
Maria, a Yoga Alliance certified teacher, can help you spring back from the long, cold winter.
All adults are welcome, no previous yoga experience is needed.
Mezzanine Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28.
"April 16, 1862 marks the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed eight months before President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the South.”
-- C.R. Gibbs, Historian
Doves are often a symbol of peace and freedom. As such, more than 3,000 doves are displayed throughout the Northeast Library in honor of the “legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality.”
Minecraft Madness took over the Northeast Library on Sunday, March 22.
Kids celebrated their love for the game by logging on and playing with their library friends. We also decorated 8-bit faces, ate Minecraft-themed snacks, read Minecraft books, and played three rounds of Minecraft bingo. Bingo winners got to take home their very own Minecraft book.
This party was a big hit, so look for more Minecraft-related programming in the future.
Early Literacy Tips for Parents and Caretakers of Young Children
Researchers say that there are six skills that are important for children to learn before they are ready to read:
(Source: Every Child Ready to Read via Saroj Ghoting).
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.
Join us at the Northeast Neighborhood Library on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a fun painting session brought to you by Uncork'd Art. Participants will paint a canvas picture inspired by African American heritage to celebrate Black History Month - possibly Michael Jackson themed!
Uncork'd Art will provide art instruction and all supplies for you to create a memorable art piece to take home.
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.
This Friday, we are highlighting books about winter sports!
People often give winter the cold shoulder when it comes to showing love for the season's outdoor activities. Everyone loves summer because they can go swimming, kayaking, tubing, and more; but there are some winter sports that are just as fun as their summer counterparts, if not more so!