Neighborhood Library

The Honest Parents edition

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Kids have a way of bringing out the best and worst in their parents. One minute they are writhing around on the floor because they “don’t know how to stand up” and the next minute, they are climbing on your lap because they need a hug. Luckily, there are lots of writers who have managed to find the humor in the absurd, and have chronicled their journey as parents, often times online. Sometimes sweet, sometimes profane, these titles might help you get through those long weekends of sitting at home while your child sleeps in the other room. That, and a stiff drink.

Let's Show Dad Some Appreciation

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lion CubSunday, June 15 is Father's Day!  That's the day we get to say "Thanks!" and he gets to love the token of appreciation we just handed over.  The problem always seems to be, "What do I get him?! I don't think he needs more socks."  Luckily for everyone on Saturday, June 14 we have a craft program dedicated to helping you show your old man some appreciation. Come by and make cards, picture frames, a tie, or place an order to 3D print a gift.  

LGBTQ characters in YA

Published on Friday, June 6, 2014

It's the beginning of June, which means Capital Pride is happening as I type and DCPL has some great upcoming programs and events celebrating the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to:

Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

pride movie weekIn celebration of Pride Month, we will be having a three-day Pride Movie Fest starting Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m.  Join us as we laugh, learn, and clutch our pearls with our exciting line-up starting with documentaries surveying homosexuality in Hollywood films and Bayard Rustin's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.  We will also show a feature film starring Adepero Oduye in an important coming-of-age role.  

Please call Southeast Neighborhood Library to discover our complete lineup at 202-698-3377.

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

tour de dcpl

Published on Sunday, June 1, 2014

Zumba logo

Summer is almost here and it's time to make fitness a priority!   Come to Zumba and dance your way to a healthier and happier you!

What is Zumba exactly?  It is a fitness program made up of dance and aerobic exercise performed to mainly Latin-American and international music.  

Meta-Blogging About Meta-Fiction

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014
David stared at the screen, fingers hovering over the keyboard. It was his turn to write for the weekly library blog, and he didn't know what to write. He had signed up to write about sustainability, but quite frankly, he had that covered in the LibGuide he was writing.

Come see Mike Canning, author of "Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C."

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

We are excited about our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.

Our first Reading Series event is Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Mike Canning.

Literary Hill Bookfest Reading Series Mike Canning

Because Spanish is fun!

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Becoming a multilingual genius is a long process made easier by early exposure to languages. This is where Southeast Neighborhood Library's Hora de Cuentos can help.  Join us for the first Monday of every month through August at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a special Spanish story time for preschoolers ages 2 to 5. We will read (lea) books in Spanish, sing (cante) songs in Spanish, rhyme (rima) in Spanish, and if we're creative enough, we might even dance (baile) to Spanish-language songs.

Some of our favorite sci-fi for grades 4-8

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

A robotic rabbit, an alien race called the Boov and animal-machine hybrids are just a few of the odd creatures you'll encounter in these five smart and engaging sci-fi books. Immerse yourself in bizarre worlds, alternate realities and re-imagined histories!