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
- Nonfiction Book Club (Tuesday, February 15): Literary Life: a Second Memoir by Larry McMurtry
- 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
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
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.
Published on Friday, December 17, 2010
Just to assure everyone that Southeast's water main problems are at an end, and we're back to normal hours. Come see us during the holidays (we're closed December 24th, 25th and 31st, and January 1st but otherwise open during normal hours) and get some audio books for your travels or seasonal materials for your celebrations!
Published on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Southeast library will be open from 9:30-3pm today, Wednesday December 15th. The library will close at 3pm, due to continuing work on the broken water main. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Published on Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Because the library is currently closed due to a water main break, we're rescheduling the craft program scheduled for this afternoon. We'll have it on Thursday (Dec. 16th), 4-6pm, for ages 3-13.
Hope to see you then!
Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Yes, 88 years ago today (on December 8th, 1922), our fine little library opened its doors to the public!
Thanks to everyone who's kept it going through the years!
Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Kids 3-13 are invited to come join us on Tuesday, December 14, from 4-6 p.m. to make holiday
and winter-themed crafts. We'll have lots of different projects and supplies for you to enjoy and create with!
Or if you can't come, or you need something right away, try these titles (or ask your local library staff for help finding others):