Neighborhood Library

Let's Talk About Books Club

Make it a New Year's resolution to join a book club at your local library!Come to the Northeast Branch Library Children's Room on the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.  Our first meeting will be January 7, 2010.  We will have snacks and an activity relating to the book: Just Like Martin by Ossie Davis. This book club is intended for readers ages 8 - 12, but all are welcome. 

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

"Viking Warrior"

If you are looking for more historical fiction to read, I recommend Viking Warrior, the first book in The Strongbow Saga series by Judson Roberts.Halfdan was born the son of a Viking chieftain and an Irish princess, but has lived all his life as a slave.  When his father Hrorik, near death, returns from an ill-fated raiding voyage, his mother Dedriu bargains for Halfdan's freedom and right to be trained as a Viking warrior - at the cost of her own life.

Brandon Digwood's Book Reviews

"The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing"

Students, reading any historical fiction this month?Check out The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, a great piece of historical fiction by M. T. Anderson.

Black Friday and Other Events

From Chase's Calendar of Events

Traditionally, the first shopping day of the holiday shopping season, invariably a Friday, is called Black Friday.  But why was it named "Black" Friday?  Traditionally, retailers were in the "black" (had more profit than debt) by the end of this business day each year.

Historic Events

20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Today mark's the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a 27.9 mile structure which divided the city of Berlin, Germany into Communist East Berlin and Capitalist West Berlin. The structure came to be seen as a symbol of the Cold War, and many people feel its destruction signaled the beginning of the end for this conflict.  For more on the fall of the Berlin Wall and other historical events, consult the History databases of DCPL, which can be found here.

National Gaming Day at Northeast Library

Come join us for the 2nd annual celebration of National Gaming @ Northeast Library.  A tentative schedule of events is listed below: 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Trading Card Games – Tutorials on the Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic card games and a tournament (pending enough participants) 1:00 – 2:00 PM - Role-Playing Games – Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Crawl 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Board Games – Pictureka!, Monopoly, Scrabble, Upwords, Sorry and others

Used Book Sale

Friends of Northeast Library Hold Annual Event

The Friends of Northeast Library have announced their upcoming used book sale, which will take place on Saturday November 7th, 2009.  The sale will be open at 9:30 to FONEL Sustaining Members contributing $25 or more, and be open to the general public from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM.  Please contact the library at (202) 698-3320 if you need more information.

Web Site of Note - DC

If the economy has got you down and you are looking for a good local job site to search, head to This local site has great searches for local jobs in a variety of different professions. And it even has a place to post résumés and cover letters when you apply for jobs directly.

How Many Words Is a Picture Worth?

Graphic novels merge pictures and language to create a new type of book.  Learn more about the writers and illustrators who create these novels with UXL's Graphic Novelists.

What Kids Are Reading

Hey Kids (and Parents),Want to know what the other kids in D.C. are reading? Check out these titles:For older kids: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Ella Enchanted by Tommy O’Haver Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling The Giver by Lois Lowry James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl