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Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

trick or treatHey kids – be sure to participate in the Southeast Library’s Halloween Treasure Hunt on Thursday, Oct. 31!

Whenever you visit the library throughout the day, just stop by the Information Desk and ask for your first clue. Each clue that you find will lead you to the next clue and closer to your Halloween prize!

Screening from the Global Lens Film Series

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013

About 111 GirlsAs part of the nationwide Global Lens film series, the DC Public Library will be screening the 2012 Iraqi film, About 111 Girls, which follows the story of an Iranian official's quest to save 111 Kurdish young women from a mass suicide -- due to a lack of husbands.

This film has been screened at film festivals around the world, but never received a theatrical nationwide release.

Join us on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. for this quirky drama.

David's Favorite Food Books

Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

To EatLast night I read this passage from To Eat by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd:

"Another value of preparing a meal, seldom commented on, is that it can contain the memory of a particularly happy experience and thus be a postcard one sent to oneself long ago and only just rediscovered."

Library Associate Melissa Norr Suggests Some Mystery Series for Adults

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

As a child, I read the Boxcar Children’s mystery series and then graduated to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Like many readers, I never grew out of reading a good mystery series and some of my favorites are available at the library.

...the library is open to meet your Shakespeare needs!

Published on Monday, October 7, 2013
More Hours to Download Shakespeare

Yes, the library is now open every day, with four evenings during the week and Sunday afternoon. Here at the Southeast Branch, we are excited because it will give us more opportunities to show you how to download digital content from our website (which you can still do all day, every day).

Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New library hours mean new story times!

Starting Oct. 1, story times and lap times will be held on the following days and times:

Sunday, Oct. 6

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

kids celebratingJoin us on Sunday, Oct. 6 as we celebrate our new hours with a garden party!

Music will be provided by local group Black Coffee, performing music in the Great American Songbook style at 1:30 p.m.

At 3:30 p.m., we will welcome storyteller Arianna Ross, who will be performing Classically Different Adventures, where she blends the power of acrobatics, music, and story to explore the adventures of a girl from India who is as big as a thumb.

Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Southeast Library. This is an all ages event, so we hope to see you there!

Teatro de La Luna presents 'I Call Her Rusita Rojas'

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

TeatroDeLaLunaWhat better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than with an energetic adaptation of Charles Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood” ?!

Presented by Teatro de la Luna, this bilingual play has both singing and dancing with characters full of humor that teach us that life is wonderful if we take a moment to dream together.

Join us in the program room on Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. for a morning of bilingual fun!

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Library Associate Justin Pair shares his reading list with you

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013
the son by philipp meyer book coverThe Son 
by Philipp Meyer

Comanche Indian captive Eli McCullough must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong -- a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.

When making the decision to read this book, I was in dire need of a good western novel. This definitely satisfied that need.

Celebrate Banned Books Week by exercising your power to read!

Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013
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