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Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

JoylandShelving the new books a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on Stephen King's new book, Joyland, which has a distinctive cover (to say the least). The pulpy style could have come right out of the 40's or 50's, but it's actually part of a line of titles from Hard Case Crime that uses the vintage look of old dime-store novels to promote new thriller and horror titles. In some cases, they've even re-released an old title

Join us as we remember the Battle of Gettysburg

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cover art for "Gettysburg: A Graphic Novel"July marks the 150th anniversary of the historic battle at Gettysburg and in honor of this remembrance, the Tween Book Club will be examining C. M. Butzer’s Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel. 
Beginning just one day before the battle began, Butzer leads us through the tense moments leading up to the fighting and continues past the battle to share Abraham Lincoln’s now famous Gettysburg Address.

Can't find your favorite magazine title on the shelf? Get it at home online.

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

zinioHere at the Southeast Library, we get lots of requests for magazines that we don't have on the shelf, especially Consumer Reports. Though we have may have it at our other locations, that's not always a convenient way to get it, but now we have an exciting new option for accessing many popular magazine titles.

Library programs suspended from July 8-23

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013

under constructionDue to construction on the lower level of the library, all programs that normally take place in the meeting room will be suspended from July 8-23.

On Saturday, July 13, our story time will take place at Hill Center. The story time on Saturday, July 20 will take place in the children’s area of the library. Our normal weekday story times will not be held, but look for pop-up story breaks in the children’s area.

The Book Sale will be rescheduled for another date, and book donations will also be suspended during this time period.

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Story TapestriesCome experience the magic of storytelling at Story Tapestries! 

Storyteller Arianna Ross captivates children and adults as she weaves together the power of storytelling, dance, music, visual arts and the theatre.

Join us downstairs in the program room on July 6 at at 11 a.m. as we travel the world through stories.

Ages 6-12.

*Don't forget: attending a library program counts for four shovels in your summer reading log!

Alternate history from Ken Kalfus

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

ken kalfus equilateral book coverIn an arid and uncivilized region of the Egyptian desert, a pair of scientists are attempting to construct a machine that will allow for the human race to make contact with another life-form on Mars. The machine is intended to be constructed in the same vein as an equilateral triangle, with all sides and faces being equal to the others. But as you would expect, it turns out to not be a simple task.

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Maisy Goes to the LibraryHave you been missing out on our weekly story times? Looking for something fun to do on the weekends? Southeast Neighborhood Library is happy to announce Saturday Family Story Time.  Join us upstairs in the children's area at 11am for stories, songs, and movement. This story time is all ages, so bring the whole fam!

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

All ages.

P.S. Adults, kids, teens, and babies can all participate in the library's Summer Reading program. Don't forget to sign up while you're here!

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013
Eastern Market overhead picture
The first round of the scavenger hunt is over. Thanks to all who participated and thanks to the five Capitol Hill neighbors who were the locations. 

Now it's time for Round 2 of hunting across Capitol Hill to dig up the favorite books of the neighborhood!

Author of 'Hollywood on the Potomac'

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013

hollywood on the potomac book coverWhether you are a film aficionado or just curious about films that have been set in D.C., you should definitely check out the recently released book by Mike Canning.