Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Saturday, February 25, 2012

Make and Take CraftsSpring is right around the corner, and the weather seems to indicate it is already here! Welcome in the season with spring-themed crafts during the month of March at the Southeast Library. Children will be able to create tissue paper flowers, rain sticks and more. In the middle of the month, we'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all green-themed crafts.

Make and Take Craft events will take place on March 1, 15 and 29 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.

What Happens When All the Grown-Ups Disappear

Published on Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer 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.

Paintings by Lindsay Howell and Anthony Wills, Jr.

Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Painting by Anthony Wills, Jr.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

Food and StorytellingA 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

Hand-made valentinesLove 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

Crafts for kidsChildren 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

kindle, ipad, nookHave 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 prominentMLK Jr. Memorial 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.