Kids ages 8-11 can learn about conserving historical documents in this interactive workshop.Learn about segregation in the 1950s by reading Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey as a group. Then explore authentic artifacts from the 1950s, record your observations, and determine a preservation plan for each object. Take home your white cotton gloves and an activity book, and preserve your own family's history!
Kids of all ages are invited to join us on Thursday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. for a presentation of the puppet show, "Goldy Bear and the Three Locks."Goldy is a baby-sitting bear, who is hired to take care of a family of boxes. Each box contains a special surprise, but he has to find a way to unlock each box to unveil the mystery!This show is presented by Blue Sky Puppets, and is part of our summer reading program, Dream Big, Read.
Summer's here, and although the last school bell hasn't rung for everyone just yet, our thoughts begin to turn to baseball, swimming pools, and beach reads.Kids and teens are invited to sign up for the summer reading program -- Kids can come into the library to sign up for "Dream Big-Read!," and teens can sign up online for "Own the Night."
Tuesday, May 29 will be the last Teen Night that we hold for the season since school is grinding down.Make sure to check back with us during the summer to find out what other programs that we have just for teens, including our new teen book club.
Due to scheduled replacement of the after-hours return box, all library materials must be returned inside the library during normal business hours from Thursday, May 3 through Monday, May 7. Items may also be returned at any other DC Public Library branch.We anticipate that the new drop box will be in place by close of business on Monday, May 7 at the same location (on the handicap ramp at the D street SE entrance). We apologize for the inconvenience.
Record your story about the place you call home from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at Southeast Library. Come with family and friends, photographs and your stories! Your interview may air on WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection, and all recordings will be archived at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in the Washingtoniana Division for years to come.
Do you often feel stressed or tense or have a desire to become more relaxed? We have just the program for you!On Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m., the Southeast Neighborhood Library will host William Smith, a retired lieutenant colonel and meditation expert.
Learning to use the Testing and Education Reference Center
Preparing for a test has never been easier with the Testing and Education Reference Center. From the GED to the GRE and everything in between, this database, available through the library, allows users to take practice tests in addition to exploring additional resources.