Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

Due to a major water main repair Southeast Library will be closed all day Tues, Sept. 2.  We expect to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with regular hours. 

America's High Five Edition

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

I'm off to my home state of Michigan... America's High Five! Here are five themes and five titles that go perfectly with a trip home to the big mitten.

Last Installment of our Silent Film Series at the Hill Center

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Pollyanna 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.

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
We are a mid-week in our two-part Saturday morning coffee tasting program. This past Saturday, as we sipped our delicious coffee and rich talk from Peregrine Espresso and Madcap Coffee, we learned about the complex and poetic vocabulary that coffee lovers use to describe what they are drinking. Contemplating the coffee taster's flavor wheel (from Counter Culture Coffee), my librarian's mind went to books and movies from our collection that would match these descriptors. Though I could not ascribe titles to the whole wheel, I did add one for each of the ten Intensifiers in the grid below.

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

Cool new york public library

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
We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.
Our next Reading Series event is Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Louis Bayard.

Reading Series Lou Bayard

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.