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Orange is the New Black and the Modern Love Archive

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014
Larry Smith Modern Love Column

Lots of us are binging on TV these days... taking in entire series in one sitting... blissfully forgetful of the days when we would have to wait all summer to find out who shot J.R.
I myself have been delving into Netflix's Orange in the New Black, and I have decided to assuage my fear of being a couch potato by adding a veneer of scholarship to my TV habit.

Here's what I dug up:

Youth Services Librarian Lauren shares some picks

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

There is so much new children's literature out there, and a lot of it is great. But somehow, if you're a voracious reader, it can still be difficult to find that one book in the sea of many that both a) sounds appealing, and b) you haven't already gobbled up.

So instead of waiting around for the next book that calls your name to be published, why not try something older? After all, everything old is new again. Here are five of my favorites from 18, 20, 35 years ago -- books that I truly believe still hold up today. Most of them will be of interest to the 8- to 13-year-old set.

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013

It’s that time of year when many of us make New Year’s Resolutions. The two most popular resolutions are to be healthier – whether that is to lose weight, eat better, exercise more, or some combination – and to be smarter with money.

If your resolution is about health or finance, look no further than your DC Public Library for help in keeping your resolution! DC Public Library provides access to online classes, magazine subscriptions and books on both topics.

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

mistletoeJust a reminder that we will be taking a break from all programming from Dec. 23, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014.

We'll start story times again on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season, and see you in the new year!

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

david newcomb photoIn this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity.

David Newcomb will offer a simple, effective meditation technique that can help you find inner peace. Begin your new year with a 3-part meditation series. Newcomb, author and meditation practitioner has been meditating for over 36 years. He has been offering workshops and lectures on mediation, personal transformation and spirituality. 

Kicks off now, ends Jan. 10, 2014.

Published on Friday, December 13, 2013
Read this winter to score a free book AND be entered in a drawing for a gift card to Labyrinth Games and Puzzles!

How to participate: 

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Why should librarians get to have all the fun of recommending books? You’ve got opinions too, right? Let's hear 'em!
Here at Southeast library, you can write your own short YA book review on one of our reusable review bubbles. Stick it directly into the book, and voilà!  Everyone can see your recommendation on the shelf.

Speech bubbles 

Need a digital rec? Below are links to some of the books already reviewed by library users!

My great-grandfather's 1904 career accelerator

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Job Accelerator ProfileHere at Southeast Branch Library, we are having fun planning database demonstrations that show off some of the fabulous databases on our website. This month, I have been focusing on our career databases and geneaology databases.

Library Associate Christine recounts her writing journey of 30 days

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I first heard nanowrimo shieldof NaNoWriMo after I started working here at the library.  I saw the flyers and I was intrigued.  What’s that you say?  Write your own novel in the month of November and get lots of free DC Public Library swag and your book printed?  Sign me up.

Southeast Library user Gracie D. talks with us about reading, writing and allergies

Published on Monday, November 25, 2013

Gracie DMeet Gracie D, writer, reader, library lover and a state finalist in the Library of Congress’ “ A Book That Shaped Me” essay contest. Gracie wrote about the book Wonder by R.J. Palaccio, which tells the story of Auggie, a boy with a severe facial deformity, through the points of view of himself, his friends and his family.

We caught up with Gracie and her mom for a chat in our garden.