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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.

Holiday Break

Just 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!

Meditation: A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping

In 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. 

Southeast Library Winter Reading Challenge

Kicks off now, ends Jan. 10, 2014.

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: 

Write Your Own YA Book Review!

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. 

When Databases Collide

My great-grandfather's 1904 career accelerator

Here at Southeast Branch Library, we are having fun planning database demonstrations that show off some of the fabulous databases on our website.

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