Southeast
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter readingCongratulations 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.

Katie's Picks

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

My School DC LogoWhich 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 info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

Orange is the New Black and the Modern Love Archive

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014
Larry Smith Modern Love Column


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.

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

mistletoeJust a reminder that we will be taking a break from all programming from Dec. 23, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014.

We'll start story times again on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season, and see you in the new year!

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

david newcomb photoIn this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity.

David Newcomb will offer a simple, effective meditation technique that can help you find inner peace. Begin your new year with a 3-part meditation series. Newcomb, author and meditation practitioner has been meditating for over 36 years. He has been offering workshops and lectures on mediation, personal transformation and spirituality. 

Kicks off now, ends Jan. 10, 2014.

Published on Friday, December 13, 2013
Read this winter to score a free book AND be entered in a drawing for a gift card to Labyrinth Games and Puzzles!

How to participate: 

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