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Celebrate National Poetry Month at Southeast!

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014

Join local author Garrett Phelan and the Southeast community in celebrating National Poetry Month on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

Phelan will read a few of his own poems as well as some of his favorites by other poets. The floor will then be open to the community to read a favorite poem and briefly talk about why it is a favorite.

Not sure what your favorite poem is? Check out some of these DC Public Library resources to find out!

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Edition

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

April 23 is the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, as well as World Book Night, so it seemed fitting that this Friday Five should show the fascination that Shakespeare and his work still holds for the world today.

While the DC Public Library certainly has all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in the collection, I wanted to feature more recent non-fiction and fiction books that showcase Shakespeare and his work.

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 mango languages logoLearning a language can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences an individual can attempt. People accept this challenge for a variety of reasons. Whether it is to satisfy credits for school or to be able to converse with individuals in their neighborhood, each person approaches learning a language in different ways.

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.


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