Neighborhood Library

"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.

Published on Monday, February 22, 2010

The Rock and the River by kekla magoon
YA Fiction Magoon
Historical Fiction
Classic coming-of-age story that's perfect for Black History Month discussions.  Set in 1968, the story explores the evolving relationships of Sam, his older brother, Stick, and their father.  The oft told tale of the Civil Rights Movement takes on a surprising twist.

No? Read One Now!

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Collected Stores by Grace Paley
Washington Square by Henry James
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Long Night of White Chickens by Francisco Goldman
Away by Amy Bloom

Get Hold Alerts via Your Phone

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hold alerts can now be sent via text message to your phone.  Register here. You’ll need to provide your library card number, PIN, cell phone number and the name of your carrier.

Pre-Literacy Skills for Twos and Threes

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Join us for this five-week seminar for parents, caregivers and educators on pre-literacy skills for two- and three-year-old children. Saturdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10 a.m.  You must register by October 2. Come into the library, or call 202-698-3377 to register.