Enjoy an exciting live animal show. Professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences with funny and fascinating facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals. This 30-minute family program is for children ages 5 and up.
Experience the spirit of Africa with the Coyaba Dance Theater. Enjoy traditional West African dance and drumming while learning about the region’s history and culture. This is a family program for children of all ages.
Learn about the culture of the local indigenous people, the Piscataway. Participants will gather around the indoor fire to hear a Piscataway story and create a mini wiké-wam (house) guided by Piscataway staff. For children ages 5 and up.
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.
We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is.
Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30 2-5 pm for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.
Event line up:
Get your face painted with cool designs
Choose from options of balloon twisting designs
Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m.
Make hero-themed crafts