Southeast
Neighborhood Library

Two El Día de los Niños Celebrations

Maru Montero Dancers/Story Time

El 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.

Prom Dress Giveaway

You know you have them lurking in your closets...that bridesmaid dress from your cousin's wedding, the gown you wore to the Inaugural Ball. Whatever will you do with those pieces of formal wear that you will never wear again? Donate it to the Southeast Neighborhood Library!

Young Adult Novels Book Club

Teen novels aren't just for teens! The Southeast Library's newest book club featuring young adult novels is for both adults and teens. For our inaugural meeting, we will be discussing Laini Taylor's, Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Candy Sushi

In Honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year, millions of visitors from all over, along with residents of Washington, D.C., come to see the beautiful blossoms during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We commemorate the gift of these beautiful trees from Japan and also explore Japanese culture. Join the Southeast Library on Tuesday, April 3 at 4 p.m. as we celebrate with candy sushi!

Jazz Appreciation Fridays

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! To celebrate, Friday morning story times during the entire month of April will include stories and music from some of the most influential jazz artists. Some of the featured musicians will include Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Etta James and more.

Child Hunger Is Not a Game

To 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.

Annual Spring Egg Hunt

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. 

Make and Take Crafts

Spring 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.

"The Only Ones"

What Happens When All the Grown-Ups Disappear

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.

Art Above the Stacks

Paintings by Lindsay Howell and 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.

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