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Published on Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Knitting Circle that usually meets on the third Saturday of the month will be taking a summer break (it's hard to think about mittens and hats when it's 90 degrees outside!).

We expect to resume knitting later this fall. Until then, stay cool!

Published on Monday, June 20, 2011

There's a lot of information about health on the Internet, but how do you know what information is the most accurate and up to date?

P.I. Advocates International will be at the Southeast Library on Thursday, June 23, at 1 p.m. to teach you how to navigate the world of medical websites, and how to find the best information for your health needs.

Published on Monday, June 13, 2011

Children's book author David Hyde Costello will visit the Southeast Library on Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. for a very special preschool story time. Costello is the author of I Can Help and Little Pig Joins the Band, which was just released this month. Preschoolers will delight in Costello's performance. He sings, he draws, he reads, but surely what kids will remember best is the six-foot-tall giraffe puppet who, like the giraffe in I Can Help, needs help reaching some delicious-looking leaves.

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's that time of year again! Babies, tots and kids from birth to age 12 can travel the world with our summer reading theme, "One World, Many Stories." Join us at the library for special story times and crafts, and of course, don't forget to log those books that you're reading for a prize!

Teens, we've got something special for you, too! Make sure to sign up online for the teen reading program, "You Are Here." You can earn prizes by reading--graphic novels and audiobooks count, too--and writing book reviews.

Published on Friday, May 20, 2011

Our Preschool Story Time is moving to a new day starting in June. Currently, pre-schoolers (ages 3-5) enjoy stories on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Starting June 6, we will be having Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 10 am.

The Baby/Toddler Lap Time (ages birth to 2) will remain on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

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