Neighborhood Library

Japanese Fish Printing

Published on Friday, April 13, 2012

Picture of Japanese fish printing and link to the National GeographicLearn the art of gyotaku, or Japanese fish printing, at the Southeast Library on Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m. at this hands-on program on traditional Japanese printmaking. Gyo means "fish" and taku means "rubbing". This program is in conjunction with and presented by the National Geographic Museum, as part of the exhibit, Samurai: The Warrior Transformed.

Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012

Due to instructor illness, the Booliwah class on Saturday, April 7 is canceled. We hope to have our next session on Saturday, April 21 as scheduled.

April Showers

Published on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Make and Take CraftsScissors and glue abound, paper and glitter galore! Every other Thursday, the Southeast Library hosts craft time, so come display your artistic abilities with these fun and simple crafts! For the month of April we will play with the theme "April Showers..."

Make and Take Craft events are held on April 12 and 19 from 4-5 p.m. in the basement meeting room. Children ages 12 and under are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided.

Adult supervision is required for children ages 8 and under.

Maru Montero Dancers/Story Time

Published on Friday, March 30, 2012

Día de los NiñosEl Día de los Niños/Children's Day is a celebration of language and literacy for children and families of all backgrounds. The Southeast Library will mark the occasion with two special events.

On April 26 at 4:30 p.m., the Maru Montero Dance Company performs Mexican and Latin American dances in the garden for children and their families.

Published on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Prom Dress Collection and GiveawayYou know you have them lurking in your closets...that bridesmaid dress from your cousin's wedding, the gown you wore to the Inaugural Ball. Whatever will you do with those pieces of formal wear that you will never wear again? Donate it to the Southeast Neighborhood Library!

Published on Monday, March 26, 2012

Daughter of Smoke and BoneTeen novels aren't just for teens! The Southeast Library's newest book club featuring young adult novels is for both adults and teens. For our inaugural meeting, we will be discussing Laini Taylor's, Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

In Honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Published on Saturday, March 24, 2012
Candy SushiEach year, millions of visitors from all over, along with residents of Washington, D.C., come to see the beautiful blossoms during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We commemorate the gift of these beautiful trees from Japan and also explore Japanese culture. Join the Southeast Library on Tuesday, April 3 at 4 p.m. as we celebrate with candy sushi!

"Sushi" supplies will include fruit roll-ups, Rice Krispies, candy, cake, and more! All supplies will be provided. The event will take place in the basement meeting room and ages 8 and up are welcome.

Published on Friday, March 9, 2012

Jazz Appreciation MonthApril is Jazz Appreciation Month! To celebrate, Friday morning story times during the entire month of April will include stories and music from some of the most influential jazz artists. Some of the featured musicians will include Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Etta James and more.

Story times begin promptly at 10 a.m. in the basement meeting room and are intended for ages 2-3.

Published on Friday, March 9, 2012

Bread for the CityTo raise awareness about child hunger in the District, the Southeast Neighborhood Library will host a food drive from March 10 to 24. Please drop off donations of healthy, low-sodium canned goods and whole grain dry food at the Hunger Action Station. You will also be able to find additional information about child hunger issues in the city.

This drive is in anticipation of the March 23 release of the film adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' best seller The Hunger Games.  All donations will benefit Bread for the City.

Published on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

child holding basket of eggs.Join us for a morning of egg hunting and crafts! Bring your spring baskets for a morning of outdoor fun.The Southeast Library will be hosting its annual egg hunt, Wednesday, April 4, with three groupings at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

Participants for the 10 a.m. hunt should meet at the garden gate by 9:50 a.m. Participants for the 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. hunts are to gather in the library's activity room where they will receive a ticket for their grouping, or stay for crafts. Participants will be escorted from the activity room to the garden for their grouping. Each grouping is limited to 40 children.