The Southeast Neighborhood Library will be closed from Tuesday, Jan. 21 to Monday, March 3. The water main from 7th St. SE to the Library has deteriorated beyond repair. In order to repair the issue, water to the Southeast Library will be shut off until new construction of a main service line can be completed.
Customers may pick up holds at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library located at 901 G St. NW. Visit the online branch, dclibrary.org, 24/7.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Published on Sunday, March 2, 2014
DC Public Library opens at 11:30 a.m. March 4 due to inclement weather.
Library Resources from a Man on the Street
Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
Space is limited, registration required.
Published on Friday, January 31, 2014
Are you a high school student preparing to take the SAT? Southeast Library and the Hill Center are partnering to offer a free SAT practice test session!
The test takes approximately 200 minutes to complete; pizza will be provided afterward for participants. Resources for extra help with your test prep will be available as well.
Space is limited, registration is required; to register, email email@example.com.
Published on Friday, January 31, 2014
Congratulations to everyone who participated in Southeast Library's Winter Reading Challenge! We had more than 100 entries in two weeks, and our intrepid readers braved the polar vortex to turn in their reading logs, book reviews, and drawings. Brrr!
We here at the library loved hearing about all of the wonderful reading you did while school was out--kudos!
Loved our Winter Reading Challenge? Check out Palisades Library's Olympic Readathon!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.
Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
When I was a kid, reading was all about secret spaces and hiding spots. I would read in cupboards with a flashlight, climb trees and nestle in a crook with a book, crawl under beds, hide behind sofas, and squeeze into closets in order to be by myself and become enveloped in whatever world my current book would take me.
These five recommendations from the past are not just great books for the 8-12 set; they're also perfect reads for the reader with a secret spot because they're filled with mystery and magic and secrets and spaces. Enjoy.
Learn - Apply - Enroll
Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014
Which school will your child call My School?
For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.
Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Orange is the New Black and the Modern Love Archive
Published on Friday, January 3, 2014
Lots of us are binging on TV these days... taking in entire series in one sitting... blissfully forgetful of the days when we would have to wait all summer to find out who shot J.R.
I myself have been delving into Netflix's Orange in the New Black, and I have decided to assuage my fear of being a couch potato by adding a veneer of scholarship to my TV habit.
Here's what I dug up:
Youth Services Librarian Lauren shares some picks
Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014
There is so much new children's literature out there, and a lot of it is great. But somehow, if you're a voracious reader, it can still be difficult to find that one book in the sea of many that both a) sounds appealing, and b) you haven't already gobbled up.
So instead of waiting around for the next book that calls your name to be published, why not try something older? After all, everything old is new again. Here are five of my favorites from 18, 20, 35 years ago -- books that I truly believe still hold up today. Most of them will be of interest to the 8- to 13-year-old set.
Published on Friday, December 27, 2013
It’s that time of year when many of us make New Year’s Resolutions. The two most popular resolutions are to be healthier – whether that is to lose weight, eat better, exercise more, or some combination – and to be smarter with money.
If your resolution is about health or finance, look no further than your DC Public Library for help in keeping your resolution! DC Public Library provides access to online classes, magazine subscriptions and books on both topics.