They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work.
No matter what you're working on (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), join us for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level. It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.
To respect the flow of the writing process, please arrive on time.
Join Andrew Evans as he describes his experience hiking the full length of the Jordan Trail in 2017.
"The Jordan Trail Thru-Hike is a long distance hiking trail in Jordan connecting the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south. With more than 650 kilometers of trail it travels through 52 villages and towns on its way.
Story time fun for the entire family, these 20-to-30-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Family Story Time takes place on the second floor. No advanced registration required.
Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level
11:00 a.m. – noon
Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs and practice conversation. Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
The class is free. No need to register
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
This is a drop-in story time; no advance registration is required, and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
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.
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!
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: