Neighborhood Library


Summer Mindfulness - Meditation at the Library

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, 7 p.m.

Join us for a series of Wednesday evening presentations exploring the hows and whys of mindfulness. Our friends from Be Here Now Yoga will present on a range of topics including guided meditation, movement, music, and yoga. 

A Presidential Birthday Party

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, 3 p.m.

Children ages 5 and up and their families are invited to join us for a party as we celebrate the President's birthday. Come learn about when presidents from the past celebrated their birthdays, play old fashioned party games, make birthday cards to send to President Obama at the White House, play Pin the Tail on Bo, and enjoy cake and snacks.  

Music and Movement

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, 9:45 a.m.

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, Aug. 6, 2016, 11 a.m.

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.

Yoga With Love at Southeast Library

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Sundays in June, July, and August, join us for 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!
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!  (Andres Salguero)

1,2,3 Andrés! (Andres Salguero)

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, 11 a.m.

1, 2, 3 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) with new  songs and words to learn as well as traditional songs. This highly interactive program brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn together!   For kids of all ages  
Japan-America Society logo


Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, 3 p.m.

Presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC, Japan-in-a-Suitcase is a fun, interactive way for kids ages 6-12 to learn about contemporary Japan through hands-on activities, demonstrations, games, and artifacts.

Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, 9:45 a.m.

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, Aug. 9, 2016, 11 a.m.

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.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, 4 p.m.

Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning through play experience that educates young kids with culturally appropriate Native American explorations such as pottery creation, jewelry-making and wildlife games.   Papitám is designed and presented by Maryland’s only state recognized Native Nation: the Piscataway.   For ages 6-12