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.

Our "A Book That Shaped Me" Finalist

Southeast Library user Gracie D. talks with us about reading, writing and allergies

Meet Gracie D, writer, reader, library lover and a state finalist in the Library of Congress’ “ A Book That Shaped Me” essay contest. Gracie wrote about the book Wonder by R.J.

Drawing the Economy: Micro and Macro

Two New Graphic Novels

I love checking out the new graphic novels, and I am in awe of the range of topics that graphic artists are tackling.

Celebrate International Games Day!

Celebrate the joy of playing games during International Games Day at the Southeast Neighborhood Library!  Learn how to play a variety of board games, video games, and trading card games with family and friends.

Library Databases

The New York Times Current and Historic Database

A few weeks ago I came across a column in the Sunday edition of The New York Times that piqued my interest. The column is called "Sunday Routine," and it essentially describes a normal Sunday from the prospective of a New Yorker.

'How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare'

Author talk Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to instill in your child a love for the classics, especially for Shakespeare?

The Creative Class

Create your own luminary

Light up your life this autumn by joining The Creative Class in designing and creating your very own luminary. Similar to stars, luminaries are bodies that give light. The class will use containers made from craft aluminum to make beautiful celestial designs in which light can emit. Your self-designed luminary will be the perfect cozy accent to your porch, room or kitchen.

Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, DC

Author Talk: Robert Pohl to Discuss Latest Book

Ever wonder why D.C. doesn’t have a J street? Is there a carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln Memorial?

Freegal and Theo's Prom

A Downloadable Music Archive

Do you remember this episode of the Cosby Show where Cliff and Claire have their own prom in the living room?

Sunday Funday

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 27 for a full day of fun!

Our new Sunday hours at the Southeast Library have been hopping, and we're excited to have a full day of events planned for you on Oct. 27.Join us any time from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to take a look at our digital e-reader petting zoo. Try out all different kinds of e-readers. Take a short quiz, and be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!