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Published on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Not all books marketed toward Teens are full of angst and coming-of-age morality tales.  Did you know that the Twilight Saga and books are in Teen section?  In addition, several well known "adult" authors also pen books for the teen crowd.  If you enjoyed those titles, here are some other titles you should check out:

Beach Drive Sounds

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Check out these music CDs for your drive to the beach:

Seeing Sounds
- N.E.R.D.
Dusk and Summer - Dashboard Confessional
The Essentials of Simon&Garfunkel - Paul Simon
Supply and Demand - Amos Lee

"The Old Curiosity Shop" by Charles Dickens

Published on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Book Review
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

Beach Day Reads

Published on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New author Sophie Littlefield's mysteries have fun, fast flowing style with clever plot twists.  Titles include, A Bad Day for Sorry and the recent A Bad Day for Pretty.

"The Calligrapher's Daughter"

Published on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Capitol Hill neighborhood resident Eugenia Kim will be reading from her novel The Calligrapher’s Daughter at the Southeast Neighborhood library on Thursday, June 10, at 2 p.m.

Eugenia Kim is the daughter of Korean immigrant parents who came to America shortly after the Pacific War. She has published short stories and essays in journals and anthologies, including Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings, and is an MFA graduate of Bennington College. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son.

Published on Monday, May 24, 2010

Planning for rainy summer days?  Has your family grown bored of the same puzzles and games, or have the kids outgrown the baby games? 

Come swap in your old puzzles and board games for new ones. 

Bring your old, but complete, puzzles and games to the Southeast Neighborhood Library starting today until 3 p.m. June 8, and receive a ticket. Return June 8 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to select from a variety of new ones. 

Memorable family moments are hard to come by. The staff at DC Public Library/Southeast Neighborhood Library works with you to make them a little easier to build

National Library Week, April 11-17

Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Now, through April 24, collect the following, and receive a Washington Nationals baseball cap:

1.  A book about an elephant.

2.  A magazine written back to front.

3.  The number of windows the Southeast Library has.

4.  The name of the neighborhood where the Southeast Library is located.

5.  The name of the children's librarian.

Childen's Day

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dia de Los NiñosIn celebration of Dia de los Niños children will learn how to make paper bag piñatas and enjoy the treats inside.

Please join us at Southeast Neighborhood Library on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 4pm.

National Poetry Month

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, JUV 811 SHANGE
Famous historic jazz musicians visit a child's Harlem home in this narrative poem as picture book.

A Kick in the Head:  An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul Janeczko, JUV 811.08 KICK
29 examples of poetic forms are compiled with explanation in this illustrated introduction to poetry.

Types of eBooks and Compatible eBook Devices

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

You can check out and download the following types of eBooks from the DC Public Library Web site:

  • Adobe® EPUB eBooks
  • Adobe® PDF eBooks
  • Mobipocket® eBooks

On the following compatible eBook devices:

  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • Sony Reader Daily Edition
  • Sony Reader Pocket Edition
  • Sony Reader PRS-505
  • Sony Reader PRS-700
  • Sony Reader Touch Edition
  • Any laptop or PC with Adobe or Mobipocket

These eBooks are incompatible with:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Amazon Kindle DX

You can find all the information on downloadables on the Downloadable Media page.