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Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Edition

April 23 is the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, as well as World Book Night, so it seemed fitting that this Friday Five should show the fascination that Shakespeare and his work still holds for the world today.While the DC Public Library certainly has all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in the collection, I wanted to feature more recent non-fiction and fiction books that showcase Shakespeare and his work.

Database Demonstration: Mango Languages

 Learning a language can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences an individual can attempt. People accept this challenge for a variety of reasons. Whether it is to satisfy credits for school or to be able to converse with individuals in their neighborhood, each person approaches learning a language in different ways.

Southeast Book Club is Back!

Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of every month -- except April when we will meet on April 22 -- for a fun and interesting discussion of our monthly book. All are welcome and the genre and length of the book varies widely each month.The great thing about this book club is that readers can come when the monthly book speaks to them. If it doesn't, no worries, we'll see you the next time!

Your Friday Five

A 'Mad Men'-inspired reading list

Mad Men returns to the airwaves on April 13, and if you’re all caught up with the previous six seasons, then maybe this reading list will inspire you to take a closer look.

Speed It Up

Audio books support dyslexic readers

 After reading Ben Foss'

Your Friday Five

This weekend, enjoy some children's classics that are just as fun to re-read--or perhaps discover for the first time.The Wednesday WarsGary Schmidt

Building a Better Book Club

Library research and Lahiri's 'The Lowland'

Here at the DC Public Library, we are happy to host a wide assortment of book clubs that connect D.C.'s avid readers with each other and provide a forum for richer reading experiences. 

A Librarian Walks into a Bar

Library Resources from a Man on the Street

Recently, stopping for a pint at Menomale, my favorite Brookland watering hole and pizza place, the bartender-mixologist JB Knapp told me that he had gotten his first DC Public Library card and was using it to learn more about his trade.

SAT Practice at the Hill Center

Space is limited, registration required.

Are you a high school student preparing to take the SAT? Southeast Library and the Hill Center are partnering to offer a free SAT practice test session!The test takes approximately 200 minutes to complete; pizza will be provided afterward for participants. Resources for extra help with your test prep will be available as well. Space is limited, registration is required; to register, email southeastlibrary@dc.gov.

Winter Reading Challenge Finished

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Southeast Library's Winter Reading Challenge!  We had more than 100 entries in two weeks, and our intrepid readers braved the polar vortex to turn in their reading logs, book reviews, and drawings. Brrr!We here at the library loved hearing about all of the wonderful reading you did while school was out--kudos!

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