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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.

Southeast Library Closed Tuesday, September 2

Due to a major water main repair Southeast Library will be closed all day Tues, Sept. 2.  We expect to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with regular hours. 

Your Friday Five

America's High Five Edition

I'm off to my home state of Michigan... America's High Five! Here are five themes and five titles that go perfectly with a trip home to the big mitten.


Last Installment of our Silent Film Series at the Hill Center

 The last installment of the Silent Films Series at the Hill Center is here! Southeast Library will be showing the 1920's film Pollyanna, based on the 1913 bestselling novel of the same name by Elenor H.

Your Friday Five

I <3 Paris

Oh la la! Paris, the city of lights.  A creative hub for writers and artists alike.  After doing several French preschool story times, I’ve felt inspired to do a Friday Five list about this magical city.  Through the pages of these children’s books, you can take a quick tour of the sights without having to spend a dime.

Good Taste in Coffee... Good Taste in Books

Some Book Suggestions from the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

We are a mid-week in our two-part Saturday morning coffee tasting program. This past Saturday, as we sipped our delicious coffee and rich talk from Peregrine Espresso and Madcap Coffee, we learned about the complex and poetic vocabulary that coffee lovers use to describe what they are drinking.

Your Friday Five

Books That Fright and Excite

Stephen King is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers, so I wanted to share a few of his books that I have enjoyed so far as well as some titles I look forward to reading.

Your Friday Five

Illustrations Worth Checking Out

Your memories of your favorite childhood stories are probably shaped and shaded by their illustrations -- Maurice Sendak's fascinating wild things; Beatrix Potter's mixture of science and whimsy; Eric Carle's bold, bright collages; or my favorite, W.W. Denslow's old-timey pen-and-ink drawings of Oz. When it comes to illustrated books, and picture books in particular, the artwork is at least as important as the words. Here are five fairly recently published books for kids with truly memorable artwork.

Friday Five

Women Doing Their Thing

I love reading stories of empowered women so I am sharing some of those with you this week.  Some will will inspire, others will caution, most are true, but all are enjoyable summer reads.  

The Library is Sooooo Cool

Comic Books, Hep Cats, and Yumminess

Our air conditioning was out last week, but it's been fixed and now it's downright frigid in here.... very very cool. Here are some other cool things at the library this summer.

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series

Come see Louis Bayard, author of "Roosevelt's Beast."

We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill. Our next Reading Series event is Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Louis Bayard.