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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Fiction Fanatics Book Club

July's book: "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P." by Adelle Waldman

For July the Fiction Fanatics Book Club is reading The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman.

Illustrated multicolored turtles in neat lines and rows

I Spy Read-Alikes

Riddles, rhymes, and puzzles, oh my!

I spy with my little eye… an awesome group of books! The I Spy series is the much-loved classic by Jean Marzollo that compels younger readers to pour over detailed photographs to find objects in riddles and rhymes. And while the library has many I Spy books to fit your fancy, if you want to challenge your scavenger skills try these read-alikes.

Mac and Cheese Rats

Meet Our Library Pets!

Macaroni and Cheese

On May 7, the Northeast Neighborhood Library family gained two new members: The Friends of Northeast Library have been kind and generous enough to sponsor our purchase and care of two female Dumbo Rats! Over the course of one week, library visitors were able to submit name entries to be considered for our naming contest. By the end of the submission period, we had received 93 pairs of names for the rat sisters. It was a huge and difficult task picking only five pairs to go on our official ballot!

The Gruffalo

Vocabulary Skills

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:

The Napping House

Say it Again!

Picture books with repeated phrases

Early Literacy Skills are competencies that children need to develop before they begin reading and writing.* Choosing books to read with your child that have a repetitive phrase can aid in the development of many of the early literacy skills that children need in order to be ready to read:  Print Motivation Print Awareness Narrative Skills Vocabulary Letter Knowledge

Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Dear Diary

Books in diary format for young adults

Novels that are narrated in a diary or journal format provide a raw, intimate, and honest perspective.  Readers are provided confidential details of the narrators’ deepest fears, desires, and secrets.  Young adult novels in diary format are particularly of interest because the process of coming of age is so personal.  This unfiltered perspective is something that the reader's inner voyeur cannot resist.  

A World War 2 bomber flies over the Pacific ocean as the clouds break

Grownup Books for Growing Minds

Standout young readers' editions

There is a growing appetite for entertaining nonfiction books for kids and teens. This boost is in part due to the Common Core’s emphasis on nonfiction texts.

Yoga pose silhouette

Yoga at Northeast

Spring into wellness

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.  

3,000 doves displayed at Northeast Library

Northeast Library Celebrates D.C. Emancipation Day

3,000 paper doves on display

"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.”   

Hunter of the Great Forest

Narrative Skills

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: