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Create your own luminary

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013

LuminaryLight up your life this autumn by joining The Creative Class in designing and creating your very own luminary. 

Similar to stars, luminaries are bodies that give light. The class will use containers made from craft aluminum to make beautiful celestial designs in which light can emit. Your self-designed luminary will be the perfect cozy accent to your porch, room or kitchen.

Collection highlights include books on astronomy and folk art. 

We will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southeast Library on Nov. 18. No registration required.

Author Talk: Robert Pohl to Discuss Latest Book

Published on Monday, October 28, 2013

Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington DC book coverEver wonder why D.C. doesn’t have a J street? Is there a carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln Memorial?

Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C. by Robert Pohl answers these questions and more about D.C. history.

A Downloadable Music Archive

Published on Friday, October 25, 2013

Bill Cosby Dances at PromDo you remember this episode of the Cosby Show where Cliff and Claire have their own prom in the living room?

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 27 for a full day of fun!

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Our new SundaSundayy hours at the Southeast Library have been hopping, and we're excited to have a full day of events planned for you on Oct. 27.

Join us any time from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to take a look at our digital e-reader petting zoo. Try out all different kinds of e-readers. Take a short quiz, and be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

At 2 p.m., kids and teens are invited to  make music with DC Beat Club. Beat Club is a digital music jam for anyone who likes electronic music. We provide digital instruments that are easy to play and lots of fun.

Librarian Katie Nye shares her picks for realistic fiction

Published on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I know. I should be recommending spooky reads, gory thrillers, and other Halloween-y type stuff. ‘Tis the season, after all.

However, after reading two gorgeous novels -- Fangirl and Eleanor and Park -- by YA author Rainbow Rowell, I have to eschew the creepy books and recommend a dose of realistic fiction.

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).