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Alternate history from Ken Kalfus

In an arid and uncivilized region of the Egyptian desert, a pair of scientists are attempting to construct a machine that will allow for the human race to make contact with another life-form on Mars. The machine is intended to be constructed in the same vein as an equilateral triangle, with all sides and faces being equal to the others. But as you would expect, it turns out to not be a simple task.

Saturday Story Time is Back!

Have you been missing out on our weekly story times? Looking for something fun to do on the weekends? Southeast Neighborhood Library is happy to announce Saturday Family Story Time.  Join us upstairs in the children's area at 11am for stories, songs, and movement. This story time is all ages, so bring the whole fam!Saturdays, 11 a.m.All ages.

Capitol Hill Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt - Round 2!

The first round of the scavenger hunt is over. Thanks to all who participated and thanks to the five Capitol Hill neighbors who were the locations. Now it's time for Round 2 of hunting across Capitol Hill to dig up the favorite books of the neighborhood!

Southeast Branch Read-in DC Map-a-thon!

Drop by the Southeast Branch library during our Summer Reading kick-off/Read-in  on June 15 and help to map a passage from a book about DC

Meet Author Mike Canning

Author of 'Hollywood on the Potomac'

Whether you are a film aficionado or just curious about films that have been set in D.C., you should definitely check out the recently released book by Mike Canning.


Finally, someone mashed up a graphic novel and a cookbook!

I'm a sucker for a good graphic memoir - cartoonists using the narrative tools of comics to explore their personal experiences.

'No Choir Boy'

Meeting Teenagers on Death Row

What is the worst thing that you've ever done?

What I Learned About Cicadas

Brood 2 is Coming!

People are starting to talk about the cicadas coming again to D.C., but what do we really know about about this impending swarmageddon? They say that the bugs come every 17 years, but many of us remember cicadas descending on D.C. more recently than that. So what is the answer?Historic newspapers!!!

Tween Book Club Selection

Check out "The Graveyard Book" for May!

Nobody “Bod” Owens is your typical kid. He’s got a mom and dad and tons of friends. There’s just one twist: He lives in a graveyard and every one he knows is a ghost, with the exception of his guardian who is neither fully dead, nor fully alive. His days are filled with mysterious adventures, from fighting ghouls to learning how to properly fade and haunt. 

Job Seekers Clinic

Job Seekers is a weekly clinic at the Southeast Library that offers help, skill building and resources for individuals of all industries, including cover letters, resume writing and reviews, interview coaching, job search strategies and computer skills.