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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.

Two New Graphic Novels

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

I love checking out the new graphic novels, and I am in awe of the range of topics that graphic artists are tackling.

Two recent titles that just happened to come in at the same time and which I read in tandem are Economix by Michael Goodwin and Mission in a Bottle by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff.

Career Topics

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

LinkedIn Logo

Southeast Neighborhood Library will hold a LinkedIn Basics session for people seeking assistance with using the social media site on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. The program will cover the basics of setting up a profile, using LinkedIn to network, and the pros and cons of job searching on LinkedIn.

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
International Games Day

Celebrate the joy of playing games during International Games Day at the Southeast Neighborhood Library!  Learn how to play a variety of board games, video games, and trading card games with family and friends.  

We will be having a Mario Kart Wii tournament from 12-2 p.m., and then engaging in online racing against other DC Public Library branches at 2 p.m. Come play and win prizes!

We will also be giving instruction and how to play the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game and distributing free cards from the game thanks to Konami's sponsorship of the International Games Day this year. 

The New York Times Current and Historic Database

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

screen caption of New York Times DatabaseA few weeks ago I came across a column in the Sunday edition of The New York Times that piqued my interest. The column is called "Sunday Routine," and it essentially describes a normal Sunday from the prospective of a New Yorker.

Author talk Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Have you ever waKen Ludwignted to instill in your child a love for the classics, especially for Shakespeare?