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Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The city has been abuzz with ideological, fever both local and national.  From the recent rallies of August 28 to the planned events of October 2 and 30, various groups are demanding that their ideas and viewpoints, be heard.  To make sure that you are in the know, we've compiled a short suggested reading list:

The Founding Fathers Reconsidered by R.B. Bernstein

Published on Monday, September 27, 2010

Join us at the Southeast Library for a special storytime in Spanish in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month titled "Escucha y Disfruta con Mama Gansa" (Mother Goose on the Loose). The program will include popular play rhymes and action songs. 

The program will be Fridays, October 1, 8 and 15 at 10 a.m.
Acompañenos a Cuentos para Niños en la biblioteca de Southeast en celebracion del Mes de la Herencia Hispana titulada Escucha y Disfruta con Mama Gansa. El programa incluira rimas y canciones populares. 

El programa sera los Viernes, Octubre 1, 8 y 15 a las 10 a.m.

Also, check out this wonderful Mother Goose book:

Published on Monday, September 27, 2010

Join us this Saturday, October 2nd for DC Public Library's Read In.  

Activities include:
Book Bingo 10am - 12pm
Read Alouds 12am - 2pm
Edible Story Craft 2pm - 4pm

Published on Sunday, September 12, 2010

Join us Tuesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud.

Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m..  Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.

Copies of both books are available behind the information desk.

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2010

Picture Books

A Bad Case of Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes
by David Shannon
An allegorical story on the importance of being yourself.

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.