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"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.

Move to the music!

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Uno, Dos, Tres con AndresOn Friday, Aug. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., dance, shake and try out new rhythms and Spanish words with Andres as he takes children on a musical journey through different Latin American cultures.

For ages 3-12.

A story of faith, family and breaking the rules

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rapture Practice cover artAaron Hartzler has never had a problem making friends.  He's smart, charismatic, and dresses straight from the pages of GQ Magazine.  Growing up in Kansas City, he also harbors some big dreams of making it big on Broadway or becoming a move star in Hollywood.

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Adult Reading LogoCapitol Hill readers have been reading a lot this summer and those who have signed up for Adult Summer Reading have been submitting scads of reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here are some of the titles that have gotten the seal of approval from your neighbors.
There is still time to submit a review and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle eReader. Let us know what you're reading, and what you think about it today.

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Karen O. BrownCome to the library this Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. to check out books AND make some of your own! Artist Karen O. Brown will teach kids to make a beautiful book art out of everyday materials.

Ages 6-12

Interested in learning more about upcycling or re-using materials for fun projects? Check out these creative and funky books when you visit the library!

And the answers are...

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Souteast Library neighborhood

Thanks to all who completed the first round of our Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt. We hope you had fun digging up the favorite books of Capitol Hill, and we will contact the winner very soon.  

Thanks also to the five library neighbors who agreed to be locations for the hunt.  For those who are still wondering the five correct answers to the scav hunt are:

Published on Friday, July 19, 2013

pete the cat The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Come on, Pete!"
The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Hop on board!"

If you love Pete the Cat as much as we do, then, boy do we have good news for you! Everyone’s favorite frisky feline is back and he has a driver’s license! (Wow, drivers beware!)

No. 1 New York Times-bestselling artist James Dean makes Pete the Cat groovier than ever in this cool adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus." Fans of Pete the cat will enjoy singing along with Pete in this rendition of a classic favorite children’s song.

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dig Into ReadingSummer Reading ends in one month, which means that you have until Aug. 24 to turn in your Summer Reading Logs and collect your prizes! Everyone who turns in a completed reading log gets a free book, plus the chance to win a Kindle Fire or tickets to a Nationals game.

Also, don't forget to check out our Summer Reading Programs on our calendar.

Next up: book art with Karen O. Brown.