Hats are the thing at Southeast Library! From Saturday, April 2, to Saturday, April 9, you can come to Southeast any time during library hours, and decorate your own millinery masterpiece!
Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Published on Sunday, February 20, 2011
Tuesday Feb. 22nd, 4pm: Black History Month Crafts and Activities for kids 6-12.
7pm: Black History Art Show and Poetry Reading with AJ Giovanni, for adults.
Thursday Feb. 24th, 7pm: Music and Civil Rights since 1968, for adults.
Our fiction book clubs also meet this week! Tuesday's book is House Rules by Jodi Picoult and Thursday's is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
Call 202-698-3372 for more information about any Southeast Library activities.
Look out for our upcoming special activities for Women's History Month (March), and our kids' programs celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd!
Published on Friday, February 18, 2011
Join us at the library for a special opportunity to hear widely acclaimed composer Elena Ruehr, Professor of Music and winner of the Baker Undergraduate Teaching Award at MIT. Professor Ruehr is dedicated to bringing the arts to students of all ages.
Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011
Thursday, March 3 6:30pm Margaret hollister will discuss growing up in Peking in the 1930s and will read from her new memoir, Inheriting China. Margaret has been a strong advocate for reading and teh city's libraries for over 40 years. She re-established the Friends of the Southeast Library in the 1970s. As a retired social worker, she designed programs to get donated books into public housing and the city jail. During the 1990, she became affectionately known as "the bathroom lady", attending DC Public Library Board meetings and pleading for the replacemnt of decrepit restrooms. At age 94 Margaret is still one of the most active members of the Federation of Friends.
Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011
- Nonfiction Book Club (Tuesday, February 15): Literary Life: a Second Memoir by Larry McMurtry
- Tuesday Fiction Book Club (Tuesday, February 22): House Rules by Jodi Picoult
- Thursday Fiction Book Club (Thursday February 24th): People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Copies of each book are available at Southeast Library!
Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Fortunately, we can turn to older books, which offer us a few delightful possibilities!
Absolutely the best picture book to read in one sitting about an actual fairy that I know is A Fairy Went A-Marketing, from the poem by Rose Fyleman (pictures by Jamichael Henterly). The pictures are lovely; the text is brief and charming; and they make a wonderful combination for any fairy lover!
Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010
Published on Monday, December 20, 2010
This is the story of Thomas Gradgrind, an educator, wealthy entrepreneur and Member of Parliament and his family in the industrial city of "Coketown," England. As parent and educator, Gradgrind is influenced by his personal philosophy and worldview of rationalism, self-interest and fact. Thomas Gradgrind believes the individual should not engage in fanciful or imaginative pursuits. Gradgrind raises his children on this philosophy, and as the children grow older and move from home, this social exchange worldview follows his daughter Louisa into her marriage with a much older man and a friend of her father, Mr. Josiah Bounderby.
Published on Friday, December 17, 2010
Just to assure everyone that Southeast's water main problems are at an end, and we're back to normal hours. Come see us during the holidays (we're closed December 24th, 25th and 31st, and January 1st but otherwise open during normal hours) and get some audio books for your travels or seasonal materials for your celebrations!