Southeast
Neighborhood Library

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Kids and Teens

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.

"A Book that Shaped Me" Essay Contest

Deadline is Aug. 24

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?

Almost Forever

A Moving, Quick Read for Adults and Teens

 For many American families, the late sixties were a trying time. For years, the United States had been involved in the growing conflict in Vietnam and the fighting showed no signs of abatement. 

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés

Regional Latino Dances and Bilingual Songs

Join us Monday, August 13, at 2 p.m. for our last Summer Reading performer.  This interactive program blends music education with learning Latino culture.Agite bien, cantar y bailar (shake, sing and dance) to regional Latino dances and bilingual songs with musician Mauricio Salguero.For ages 3-8.

Child Development Workshop

Are you concerned about the development of your 3-5 year old child? Do you wonder if your child has hit the right developmental milestones that are necessary for school success? If so, come and learn about Early Stages, DC Public Schools diagnostic center for children ages 3-5.A representative from Early Stages will discuss child development and preschool readiness, and will tell you how your child can receive a free developmental screening. The workshop is on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

No Day But Today

This week, the International AIDS Conference meets in Washington to discuss the science of AIDS, as well as the personal side of HIV infection.In honor of this event, we will be showing Rent, the film based on the hit Broadway musical, on Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

Japan-in-a-Suitcase

Learn about daily life in Japan through stories, objects and activities in a program presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.Monday, July 24, Activity Room, 2 p.m.Ages 7 to 12.

Jester Nicolo Whimsey

Children are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. as we welcome jester extraordinaire, Nicolo Whimsey. Combining juggling, music, poetry and storytelling, Nicolo emphasizes language skills and encourages children to discover and voice their creativity and tolerance as well as the joys of reading.Ages 4-9.

Mission: Preservation

Kids ages 8-11 can learn about conserving historical documents in this interactive workshop.Learn about segregation in the 1950s by reading Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey as a group. Then explore authentic artifacts from the 1950s, record your observations, and determine a preservation plan for each object. Take home your white cotton gloves and an activity book, and preserve your own family's history! 

Goldy Bear and the Three Locks

Kids of all ages are invited to join us on Thursday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. for a presentation of the puppet show, "Goldy Bear and the Three Locks."Goldy is a baby-sitting bear, who is hired to take care of a family of boxes. Each box contains a special surprise, but he has to find a way to unlock each box to unveil the mystery!This show is presented by Blue Sky Puppets, and is part of our summer reading program, Dream Big, Read.

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