Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, May 21, 2012

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After by Amy Efaw

A young athlete is accused of throwing away her newborn child, but she cannot remember being pregnant or giving birth.

Join us Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.  Copies are available at the Southeast Library.

Published on Friday, May 4, 2012

Due to scheduled replacement of the after-hours return box, all library materials must be returned inside the library during normal business hours from Thursday, May 3 through Monday, May 7. Items may also be returned at any other DC Public Library branch.

We anticipate that the new drop box will be in place by close of business on Monday, May 7 at the same location (on the handicap ramp at the D street SE entrance). We apologize for the inconvenience.

To renew your materials online, please visit

Record your oral history with WAMU 88.5

Published on Friday, May 4, 2012

Record your story about the place you call home from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at Southeast Library. Come with family and friends, photographs and your stories! Your interview may air on WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection, and all recordings will be archived at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in the Washingtoniana Division for years to come.

We talk with residents about the history, geography, and culture of their communities, and find out what makes them unique. Most interviews will take around 15 minutes. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you would like to reserve a specific time slot, please call the library at 202-698-3377.

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.