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Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book art for Skinned by Robin WassermanWhat makes you human? Is it what you think, your experiences? Or is it something more?

Lia Kahn had everything. She was a popular socialite and everyone followed her vids to see what she and her friends were wearing, saying, or even eating that day. But it all changed in a split second. There was a problem with her car’s auto command system and next thing she knew she was a mech -- a machine that housed all of her thoughts, memories, and experiences. She would never age, she would never die. But was she ever going to be human again?

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013

DramaIn Raina Telgemeier's Drama, Broadway-obsessed Callie Marin is ridiculously excited to work on her middle school musical. Not that she can sing and dance, but she does build a mean cannon.

Published on Friday, December 28, 2012

The Buddha in the AtticThe Buddha in the Attic is the tragic story of the extraordinary lives of "picture brides" from Japan to the United States. Traveling by boat in cramped, inhumane and unhygienic conditions, these migrants tell stories of hunger and poverty, love and secrets and of hope and imagination of uncertain futures in an unknown land.

Children's Programming Will Resume After the Holidays

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Photograph of Santa's hat and cookiesThe Southeast Library Staff would like to wish every one a safe and happy holiday!

However, in light of the upcoming celebrations, please take note that this is the last week of children's programs for 2012.

All Story Times will be taking a break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 5.
Regular Story Times and other programs will resume on Jan. 7.

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Walking Dead LogoIf you have never heard of The Walking Dead or think that you are too behind to catch up, here is a brief overview on how to best to jump into this series' world of the undead.

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: