Southeast
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Building a Better Book Club

Library research and Lahiri's 'The Lowland'

Here 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. 

A Librarian Walks into a Bar

Library Resources from a Man on the Street

Recently, 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.

SAT Practice at the Hill Center

Space is limited, registration required.

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.

Winter Reading Challenge Finished

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Southeast Library's Winter Reading Challenge!  We had more than 100 entries in two weeks, and our intrepid readers braved the polar vortex to turn in their reading logs, book reviews, and drawings. Brrr!We here at the library loved hearing about all of the wonderful reading you did while school was out--kudos!

DC Public Library Closed Today

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Your Friday Five: Oldies But Goodies

Katie's Picks

When I was a kid, reading was all about secret spaces and hiding spots. I would read in cupboards with a flashlight, climb trees and nestle in a crook with a book, crawl under beds, hide behind sofas, and squeeze into closets in order to be by myself and become enveloped in whatever world my current book would take me.These five recommendations from the past are not just great books for the 8-12 set; they're also perfect reads for the reader with a secret spot because they're filled with mystery and magic and secrets and spaces. Enjoy.

My School DC: School Lottery Information Sessions

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Which school will your child call My School?

The Smartest Potato on the Couch

Orange is the New Black and the Modern Love Archive

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.

Oldies But Goodies

Youth Services Librarian Lauren shares some picks

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.

New Year's Resolution Help

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.

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