Martin Maple lives on an island with his father where they spend their days tinkering with a machine that Martin’s father promises will bring them a better life. When Martin is ten, his father leaves the island, promising to return before his eleventh birthday. Yet, two years pass and no one, not even summer vacationers, returns to the island. Finally, Martin leaves the island to discover Xibalba. Pronounced Shi-balba, Martin discovers a town with forty other children and teens, discovering that no other people are left on the planet. On "The Day," everyone else vanished.
What Happens When All the Grown-Ups Disappear
Published on Saturday, February 25, 2012
Paintings by Lindsay Howell and Anthony Wills, Jr.
Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Southeast Library, in cooperation with Giovanni's Art Group of Capitol Hill, presents the exhibition, "Art Above the Stacks," throughout the month of February. Featuring paintings by Washington, D.C. based-artist Lindsay Howell and New York-based artist and actor Anthony "Rev." Wills, Jr., the exhibit is part of the art group's Black History Month celebration. The exhibit is on the main library floor, above the adult books collection, and is available for viewing during regular library hours.
A Black History Month Celebration
Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A griot is a West African storyteller, praise singer, poet and musician. In honor of Black History Month, the Southeast Library will host a culinary griot! Attendees will examine ingredients, recipes, and the social significance of unique ethnic meals, as well as the importance of foods prepared and eaten during celebrations. Participants will also discuss the social dynamics of food preparation, its consumption and accompanying food rituals.
Join the fun and festivities on Thursday February 23 at 4 pm in the downstairs meeting room. Ages 5-12 are welcome to take part in this exciting and delectable celebration.
Published on Saturday, January 28, 2012
Love is in the air, and everyone deserves to have a Valentine! Join us at the Southeast Library on Monday, February 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. as we share holiday stories. Children will also have the chance to make their very own Valentines.
Ages 12 and under are welcome, and activities will take place in the downstairs meeting room. All craft supplies will be provided, and all attendees will receive a special Valentine treat!
Published on Friday, January 27, 2012
Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in our Make and Take Craft sessions! Craft supplies will be available in the downstairs meeting room from 4 to 5 p.m. on February 2 and 16.
Kids can work on full art projects, and take them home the same day. Adult supervision required for children 8 and under.
Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Have you purchased or received an e-reader recently? Are you wondering how you can check out library materials with your e-reader? If so, this workshop is for you. A library staff member will be demonstrating how to to use your e-reader to search for a particular item in our electronic database, put an item on hold, and check out materials from the library. We will also be able to assist you with any other questions you might have regarding your e-reader.
Two one-hour sessions are available at the Southeast Library as follows: Monday, January 23, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, February 2, at 7 p.m.
Published on Monday, December 19, 2011
A prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired millions. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join the Southeast Library as we celebrate the life and work of such an esteemed American.
Stories, crafts and even a birthday cake will be provided on Thursday, January 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Southeast Library meeting room. Families with children ages 12 and under are welcome.
Published on Monday, December 19, 2011
Teens, come join us for the last teen night of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. We'll have pizza and special holiday goodies as well. Bring your friends to play DJ Hero, chess or just hang out.
Published on Monday, December 12, 2011
If you're like many other people who use the library's computers to search for jobs or update your résumé, and you need some extra assistance, stop by the Southeast Library on Wednesday mornings.
A librarian will be available to assist you from 10 a.m. to noon. We can help you set up a professional e-mail address, take a look at your résumé and help with job searches.
Published on Monday, November 28, 2011
The Southeast Library will now have two baby/toddler story times on Wednesdays! Starting November 30, we will offer a story time to babies and toddlers up to age 2 at 11 a.m. and again at 12:15 p.m. Both of these story times will last about 30 minutes each. Once the first story time is over, we will empty the room completely, and then open it up again at 12 noon to let in the next crowd.
For the enjoyment of everyone, we ask that children are only taken to the story time that is best suited for their age group. Due to fire codes, the maximum attendance for all of our story time programs is 65 people--that includes babies, kids and adults.
For a complete listing of all our story times and the recommended ages, please see our calendar listings to the right.