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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

It's the first Friday of the month, and that means it's time for Funny Friday! Come listen to a funny story and do a silly activity in the Southeast program room -- and don't forget to bring your favorite jokes, witticisms, tongue-twisters, puns, zingers, quips, one-liners, and riddles to share!

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014

Teatro de La LunaJoin us at Southeast Library in the program room this Monday, April 28 at 11 a.m. for a children's performance by Teatro de la Luna.  "Chiquititos" or "Itsy-Bitsy," is an interactive, bilingual program for ages 2-5. ¡Vamos a jugar, bailar, cantar, y disfrutar! We're going to play, dance, sing and have fun! Help us celebrate DIA--Diversity in Action--through this cross-cultural performance!

Recommended ages 2-5

Click here for more DIA events at DCPL.

Lauren's picks for picture books you can sing!

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014

Singing is an important practice to engage in with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to build vital pre-reading skills. Among other things, singing slows down language, allowing children time to hear and process sounds and syllables in words.

There are lots of picture books with naturally rhythmic text that you can read to a melody you already know or one you make up; here are just five that are perfect for children ages 0-5 and really lend themselves to singing.

Providing Support in the World of "Apply Now!"

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
job seekers
If after a long career in your field you find yourself laid off and navigating the world of online applications it is easy to find yourself overwhelmed. There are so many websites! Is it better to go to an organization's website and contact them directly? Why is the application so long when my resume already includes this information--and my resume looks better.  

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

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.