Southeast
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of every month -- except April when we will meet on April 22 -- for a fun and interesting discussion of our monthly book. All are welcome and the genre and length of the book varies widely each month.

The great thing about this book club is that readers can come when the monthly book speaks to them. If it doesn't, no worries, we'll see you the next time!

A 'Mad Men'-inspired reading list

Published on Friday, April 4, 2014

Mad Men returns to the airwaves on April 13, and if you’re all caught up with the previous six seasons, then maybe this reading list will inspire you to take a closer look.


Audio books support dyslexic readers

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Dyslexia Empowerment Plan
 
Playaway

After reading Ben Foss' The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint For Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning, I picked up some tips for getting to books that have long been on my to-read list.

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

This weekend, enjoy some children's classics that are just as fun to re-read--or perhaps discover for the first time.

Library research and Lahiri's 'The Lowland'

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Lowland NoveList recordHere at the DC Public Library, we are happy to host a wide assortment of book clubs that connect D.C.'s avid readers with each other and provide a forum for richer reading experiences. 

Library Resources from a Man on the Street

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
JB mixing drinksRecently, stopping for a pint at Menomale, my favorite Brookland watering hole and pizza place, the bartender-mixologist JB Knapp told me that he had gotten his first DC Public Library card and was using it to learn more about his trade. So, I sat down and interviewed JB about some of the things he's learned at the library and his approach to mixing drinks.

Space is limited, registration required.

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Are you a high school student preparing to take the SAT? Southeast Library and the Hill Center are partnering to offer a free SAT practice test session!

The test takes approximately 200 minutes to complete; pizza will be provided afterward for participants. Resources for extra help with your test prep will be available as well. 

Space is limited, registration is required; to register, email southeastlibrary@dc.gov.


Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter readingCongratulations to everyone who participated in Southeast Library's Winter Reading Challenge!  We had more than 100 entries in two weeks, and our intrepid readers braved the polar vortex to turn in their reading logs, book reviews, and drawings. Brrr!

We here at the library loved hearing about all of the wonderful reading you did while school was out--kudos!

Loved our Winter Reading Challenge? Check out Palisades Library's Olympic Readathon!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Katie's Picks

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

When I was a kid, reading was all about secret spaces and hiding spots. I would read in cupboards with a flashlight, climb trees and nestle in a crook with a book, crawl under beds, hide behind sofas, and squeeze into closets in order to be by myself and become enveloped in whatever world my current book would take me.

These five recommendations from the past are not just great books for the 8-12 set; they're also perfect reads for the reader with a secret spot because they're filled with mystery and magic and secrets and spaces. Enjoy.


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