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Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was a star athlete before the Dodgers, or even the Monarchs.  But do you think Jackie Robinson only made a name in baseball?  Think again!   He was also an actor, businessman and author, and he is regarded as a champion for civil rights. 

Join us Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the life and legacy of this great man and learn about the Jackie Robinson Society.

Published on Friday, April 1, 2011

Image of hat surrounded by decorations Hats are the thing at Southeast Library! From Saturday, April 2, to Saturday, April  9, you can come to Southeast any time during library hours, and decorate your own millinery masterpiece! 

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring is here, and isn't it beautiful! Here are some beautiful picture books to help you celebrate:
 a Quilted Fairy Tale with link to catalog record

Published on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tuesday Feb. 22nd, 4pm: Black History Month Crafts and Activities for kids 6-12.
                              7pm: Black History Art Show and Poetry Reading with AJ Giovanni, for adults.

Thursday Feb. 24th, 7pm: Music and Civil Rights since 1968, for adults.

Our fiction book clubs also meet this week! Tuesday's book is House Rules by Jodi Picoult and Thursday's is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

Call 202-698-3372 for more information about any Southeast Library activities.

Look out for our upcoming special activities for Women's History Month (March), and our kids' programs celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd!

Published on Friday, February 18, 2011

Join us at the library for a special opportunity to hear widely acclaimed composer Elena Ruehr, Professor of Music and winner of the Baker Undergraduate Teaching Award at MIT.  Professor Ruehr is dedicated to bringing the arts to students of all ages. 

Composer Elena Ruehr

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday, March 3 6:30pm Margaret hollister will discuss growing up in Peking in the 1930s and will read from her new memoir, Inheriting China.  Margaret has been a strong advocate for reading and teh city's libraries for over 40 years.  She re-established the Friends of the Southeast Library in the 1970s.  As a retired social worker, she designed programs to get donated books into public housing and the city jail.  During the 1990, she became affectionately known as "the bathroom lady", attending DC Public Library Board meetings and pleading for the replacemnt of decrepit restrooms.  At age 94 Margaret is still one of the most active members of the Federation of Friends.  

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011
  • Tuesday Fiction Book Club (Tuesday, February 22): House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • Thursday Fiction Book Club (Thursday February 24th): People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks


Copies of each book are available at Southeast Library!  

Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cover image from A Fairy Went A-Marketing with link to catalog recordIt's sad, but there are not a lot of nice picture books about fairies being published for the younger reader right now.

Fortunately, we can turn to older books, which offer us a few delightful possibilities!

Absolutely the best picture book to read in one sitting about an actual fairy that I know is A Fairy Went A-Marketing, from the poem by Rose Fyleman (pictures by Jamichael Henterly). The pictures are lovely; the text is brief and charming; and they make a wonderful combination for any fairy lover!

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nonfiction Book Club
Tuesday January 18th
Book:  Travels with Charley by Steinbeck

New Tuesday Fiction Book Club New
Tuesday January 25th
Book: the Glass Castle by Walls

Thursday Fiction Book club
Thursday January 27th
Book: Anna Karenina by Tolstoy

Copies of all books available at the information desk.

Published on Monday, December 20, 2010

This is the story of Thomas Gradgrind, an educator, wealthy entrepreneur and Member of Parliament and his family in the industrial city of "Coketown," England. As parent and educator, Gradgrind is influenced by his personal philosophy and worldview of rationalism, self-interest and fact. Thomas Gradgrind believes the individual should not engage in fanciful or imaginative pursuits. Gradgrind raises his children on this philosophy, and as the children grow older and move from home, this social exchange worldview follows his daughter Louisa into her marriage with a much older man and a friend of her father, Mr. Josiah Bounderby.

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