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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
Book Cover Book Cover

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

Congratulations to everyone who completed and participated in Summer Reading this year.

We had an unbelievable amount of participation, and we are so proud of all of our summer readers. This year was the first year that DC Public Library offered an Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and we had participants ranging from babies to grandparents--everyone was able to get in on the action! 

So thank you again to everyone who joined in the fun, and special congratulations to our Summer Reading Winners!

Prepare for the Fair

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013
Seed saving
Did you know that the DC State Fair is at the end of the month?