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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?

"Smile" by Raina Telgemeier

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Cover art of "Smile"Raina is just your average sixth-grader: she loves goofing around with her friends and she's coping with her inevitable new set of braces in the coming weeks.  However, her life takes a turn when she loses a foot race after Girl Scouts and falls right on her face!  Now on top of navigating the uncertain waters of middle school, she has to contend with surgery, headgear, and a new wonky smile.

Telgemeier's semi-autobiographical tale is one that nearly every one can relate to: from relationship woes and frenemies, Raina learns all about growing and up the drama of wanting to fit in.

True Crime hits close to home in this thriller

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cover art for "Murder in the Yoga Store"With summer winding down and transitioning to fall, there's only a few short weeks to indulge in summer's best guilty pleasure -- true crime.  Local author Peter Ross Range delivers just in time, with his book Murder in the Yoga Store.  

Come by for a special Back to School Meeting!

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Book Club clip art graphicIt's back to school for all DC Public School kids this week!  In celebration (or commiseration, you decide) we'll be hosting a special Back to School Meeting of the Southeast Tween Book Club. Come by Wednesday, August 28, at 4 p.m. for snacks and discussion.  

Tell us what you read this summer, what you want to read this fall, and how your first week at school is going!

The Southeast Tween Book Club meets on the LAST Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m.