Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Southeast Library

On Dec. 8, 1922, the Southeast Library was open to the public. Although it was only the second neighborhood library to be built, it was busy from the start. With an opening day collection of more than 5,000 titles and 75 periodicals, people flocked to the library, and demand for children's books was particularly high. The library quickly took on the role as community meeting place.

A Supernatural Journey Through Sisterhood

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cover Art of "Imaginary Girls"Ruby said it would be the best summer ever, and so 14-year-old Chloe knew it would be. After all, Ruby gave the world weight and if she said it then it must be true. So when Ruby decides to have a party at the Reservoir, it goes without question that it will be the best party ever. Unfortunately, that is the night where everything changes forever.

When Chloe discovers the body of her classmate, she flees her hometown to live with her father.  However, when Ruby comes for her two years later she wants things to be like they were...before.

And Ruby always gets what she wants.

November Book Club Selection

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Paris WifeThe life of Ernest Hemingway is well-documented. Hemingway himself kept diaries throughout his life, and chronicled his many adventures and loves.

'The Raven Boys' by Maggie Stiefvater

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Art for The Raven BoysWhen reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, there are a few things you need to know up front.

The first thing you need to know is that yes, that is her real name. The second thing: If she kisses her true love, he will die.

Sounds intense right?

Stock Up On Library Essentials Before The Storm!

Published on Monday, October 29, 2012

With Hurricane Sandy expected to make a BIG impression on Washington, DC, it's important to be prepared. However, aside from the essentials like flashlights and food, it's important to have a steady supply of entertainment too.

So be sure to check out these great new books for the kids:

Published on Friday, October 19, 2012

Vowel FamilyCome join us on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for our new Family Story Time!

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to come hear stories and sing songs together before they head off on their weekend adventures.

On the second Saturday of each month, the story time is held at the Hill Center at 11 a.m. (registration recommended). We look forward to having you join in the fun with us!

Published on Friday, September 21, 2012

The Southeast Library will be offering expanded hours during the Northeast Library renovation. In addition to our regular hours, we are now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. We will also offer story times on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Be sure to check out one of these great programs.

And Reserve Your Copy of Book #1 of These Exciting New Series

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Book cover of Ship BreakerBook cover of Drowned CitiesShip Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Kids and Teens

Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Picture of balloons.Join us for an end of summer/summer reading celebration on Aug. 23.

Between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., make and take a craft you can wear.  At 4:30, settle in for the movie, The Hunger Games.

Deadline is Aug. 24

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.

Who can participate?
Rising fifth- and sixth-graders (Students who will be entering fifth or sixth grade in the fall of 2012).

How can they enter?
Write a short essay on a book that has had a personal impact on your life. Submit your essay in-person by Friday, Aug. 24 to your neighborhood DC Public Library using the required entry coupon.

What can they win?