The last installment of the Silent Films Series at the Hill Center is here! Southeast Library will be showing the 1920's film Pollyanna, based on the 1913 bestselling novel of the same name by Elenor H. Porter (available at DCPL as an e-book, audiobook and in good old-fashioned print!). Another film adaptation of the book was made in 1960 starring Hayley Mills and is also available at DCPL for checkout. Join us on Thursday, August 28 at the Hill Center where we'll be watching the silent silm adaptation of the novel and you can continue to grow in your knowledge of the orphaned girl sent to live with her aunt and who, despite hardships, maintains a positive outlook and inspires others.
I <3 Paris
Published on Friday, August 22, 2014
Oh la la! Paris, the city of lights. A creative hub for writers and artists alike. After doing several French preschool story times, I’ve felt inspired to do a Friday Five list about this magical city. Through the pages of these children’s books, you can take a quick tour of the sights without having to spend a dime.
Some Book Suggestions from the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel
Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Books That Fright and Excite
Published on Friday, August 15, 2014
Stephen King is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers, so I wanted to share a few of his books that I have enjoyed so far as well as some titles I look forward to reading.
Illustrations Worth Checking Out
Published on Friday, August 8, 2014
Your memories of your favorite childhood stories are probably shaped and shaded by their illustrations -- Maurice Sendak's fascinating wild things; Beatrix Potter's mixture of science and whimsy; Eric Carle's bold, bright collages; or my favorite, W.W. Denslow's old-timey pen-and-ink drawings of Oz. When it comes to illustrated books, and picture books in particular, the artwork is at least as important as the words. Here are five fairly recently published books for kids with truly memorable artwork.
Women Doing Their Thing
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014
I love reading stories of empowered women so I am sharing some of those with you this week. Some will will inspire, others will caution, most are true, but all are enjoyable summer reads.
Comic Books, Hep Cats, and Yumminess
Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Our air conditioning was out last week, but it's been fixed and now it's downright frigid in here.... very very cool. Here are some other cool things at the library this summer.
Come see Louis Bayard, author of "Roosevelt's Beast."
Published on Monday, July 28, 2014
Published on Friday, July 25, 2014
Southeast Library is closed today, Friday, July 25 due to high temperatures in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Published on Friday, July 25, 2014
In order to better serve the public, the front entrance of the Southeast Library will undergo repairs and upgrades this August. This work will consist of replacing the front door and installing security controls. Work will take place between Thursday, August 14 and Monday, August 25. The preliminary work schedule is as follows:
Thursday, August 14 - Work will be performed from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The front entrance will be open to the public.
Friday, August 15 - Work will be performed from 6 to 9 a.m. The front entrance will be open to the public.
Tuesday, August 19 through Friday 22 – Work will be performed all day. The front entrance will be closed to the public. Traffic will be rerouted to the rear entrance facing D St, SE. This entrance is ADA compliant.