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Meta-Blogging About Meta-Fiction

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014
David stared at the screen, fingers hovering over the keyboard. It was his turn to write for the weekly library blog, and he didn't know what to write. He had signed up to write about sustainability, but quite frankly, he had that covered in the LibGuide he was writing.

Come see Mike Canning, author of "Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C."

Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014

We are excited about our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.

Our first Reading Series event is Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Mike Canning.

Literary Hill Bookfest Reading Series Mike Canning

Because Spanish is fun!

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Becoming a multilingual genius is a long process made easier by early exposure to languages. This is where Southeast Neighborhood Library's Hora de Cuentos can help.  Join us for the first Monday of every month through August at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a special Spanish story time for preschoolers ages 2 to 5. We will read (lea) books in Spanish, sing (cante) songs in Spanish, rhyme (rima) in Spanish, and if we're creative enough, we might even dance (baile) to Spanish-language songs.

Some of our favorite sci-fi for grades 4-8

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

A robotic rabbit, an alien race called the Boov and animal-machine hybrids are just a few of the odd creatures you'll encounter in these five smart and engaging sci-fi books. Immerse yourself in bizarre worlds, alternate realities and re-imagined histories!

Improve Your Mood

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

It's raining and I forgot my umbrella.  The next train doesn't arrive for another 20 minutes.  The motorcade is out again. U St is swarming and keeping me from my favorite Jamaican restaurant!  Again!  There are several opportunities for circumstance to put a damper on our day and I would like to offer a few reading suggestions that are sure to get you up and literally running towards happiness.  

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The weathtulipser is finally warming up and it's the perfect time to have an event in our garden!   Come join us at the Southeast Library for this family friendly event at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18.  Light refreshments will be provided. There will be a treasure hunt for kids to start off the event, which will be followed by nature crafts.  

Girl Power!

Published on Friday, May 9, 2014

As a young girl, I loved books with strong female characters.   I admired how these girls defied convention and exhibited courage and strength during tough situations.  As a woman, these traits in real-life figures and in book characters still inspire me.  These Friday Five picks are all about Girl Power!

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

You may have noticed that we were closed last Tuesday for the library's Staff Day. Though we hate to close the library for any reason, it was a great day of small training sessions and talks and included a little time for socializing among staff. 

Books to inspire your next hiking adventure

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Hiking in and around Washington, DC is one of my favorite hobbies on the weekends. Whether it's driving out to Shenadoah National Park for an overnight trip of hiking or walking through the maze of trails in Rock Creek Park, there is a hike for everyone. My reading list contains materials that might provide motivation to get out on the trails, or books that have helped me once on the trail. Check out one of these items out and start your next hiking adventure!

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

  David Newcomb PhotoDavid Newcomb, a long-time meditator, will lead this helpful and stimulating workshop for old and new meditators. He will be demonstrating the most natural and effective techniques of meditation, and giving many useful directions for deepening and stabilizing our meditation practices to gain more inner bliss and peace. This program will be a three part series on Wednesday May 7, May 14, and May 21 at 7:00 p.m.