Neighborhood Library

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?

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.