Neighborhood Library

NOTICE: The Southeast Library is currently awaiting repairs on its elevators. Customers who use wheelchairs or otherwise rely on the elevators to access the library should consider visiting a neighboring branch.
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Southeast Book Club Fall Picks

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. and E.L.

Music and Movement

Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun. Space is limited, registration is required for this program. Register at using the "RSVP" button. Registration opens at 9:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the program and closes at 9:00 a.m. the day of the program (Friday).

Family Story Time

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 11:00 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.

Pop-up Yoga at the Library

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:30 pm

Sundays in October, join us for Sunday Pop-Up Yoga at the library taught by instructors from WithLoveDC. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance throughout the District. The Practice With Love classes aim to create an accessible space for all people to tune into their breath while enjoying the amazing spaces around our beautiful city. WithLoveDC is thrilled to bring their free yoga gatherings to the Southeast Library; come flow with us!    
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S.T.E.A.M. Team in a Mad Scientist's Lab!

Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:00 pm

Join us for a special S.T.E.A.M. Team on Halloween. A mad scientist is looking for a new apprentice. Those who are brave enough to attend will explore the lab and help with spooky science experiments. We'll make slime, glow-in-the-dark paint, and more! All supplies are provided. Just bring yourself...if you dare! This event is for ages 6 & up. For children under 9, caretakers must stay in the building.
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S.T.E.A.M. Team

Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:00 pm

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. Team!  Every month we’ll do a different hands-on activity exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Monthly activities include science experiments, tech demonstrations, graphic design, mathematical games and more. All supplies included - just bring yourself. Ages 6 & Up in the Southeast Library meeting room.   

Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 9:45 am

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time! This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.  Space is limited; participants are admitted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Have a group? Please call ahead of time to arrange a special visit.
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:00 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
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Kids' Club

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 4:00 pm

Join us for a different activity each week -- games, crafts, science experiments, and more!  Ages 5-12, in the basement program room.
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National Novel Writing Month Writing Clinics - Get Unblocked!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:30 pm

Meet your National Novel Writing Month goals with help from some writing games! Published author Hannah Sternberg leads a series of interactive, self-contained writing exercises designed to defeat writer's block and inspire you to keep writing. Come for as many sessions as you like; there's no homework, and each week has a different theme. Participants will be entered into a giveaway for a Kindle e-reader each session that they attend.