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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.

Check Out These books by Local D.C. Authors!

Published on Monday, August 31, 2009

Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard  
Florence of Arabia : A Novel by Christopher Buckley   
Rockville Pike - A Suburban Comedy of Manners by Susan Coll   

Read a Recommended Book

Published on Monday, August 31, 2009
Adult Fiction:  Jon Clinch’s Finn
Adult Nonfiction:  Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express : 404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less
Teen Fiction:  Sharon Draper’s Just Another Hero

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Pulitzer Prize has been honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.

Read these prize winners: