Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, April 26, 2012

William SmithDo you often feel stressed or tense or have a desire to become more relaxed? We have just the program for you!

On Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m., the Southeast Neighborhood Library will host William Smith, a retired lieutenant colonel and meditation expert.

In a program for ages 16 and older, Smith will discuss effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle with harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. You will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry.

The audience will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.

Learning to use the Testing and Education Reference Center

Published on Monday, April 23, 2012

Testing and Education Reference CenterPreparing for a test has never been easier with the Testing and Education Reference Center. From the GED to the GRE and everything in between, this database, available through the library, allows users to take practice tests in addition to exploring additional resources.

Customers can also visit the Southeast Library on May 24 at 7 p.m. for information on how to access and navigate this invaluable database. All ages are welcome. The workshop will take place in the meeting room.

Make a Gift for Mother's Day

Published on Monday, April 23, 2012

Make and Take CraftsIt's time for May Make and Take Crafts! This month make a Mother's Day card, spring windsocks, and Memorial Day decorations.

Make and Take Craft events are held on May 3, 17, and 31 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.

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.