This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program. Space is limited, registration is required for this program.
In September, let's discuss this modern take on the Western genre -- with a focus on women -- in which settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.
Stop by the library each month for coffee and discussion about things that matter to you.
Over coffee and snacks, we will share what’s on our minds, keep each other informed about what’s happening in the neighborhood, and make new connections.
All are welcome!
Join us in the program room on the first and third Wednesday of every month for Odd Wednesdays, a new program series for teens. Programming will be anything from movie nights and game nights to just an open space to hang out with your friends in the library. So stop by every first and third Wednesday to see what's going on!
Are you a teen with an idea for a teen program? Join our Teen Activity Group (TAG) and earn volunteer hours for planning programs! Ask how at an Odd Wednesday activity.
Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. Team! Every month we’ll do a different hands-on activity exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Monthly activities include science experiments, tech demonstrations, graphic design, mathematical games and more.
All supplies included—just bring yourself.
Ages 6 & Up in the Southeast Library meeting room.
Come join a group of fellow cinema lovers to discuss a great film from one of DCPL's streaming databases.
In October, let's delve into an experimental film from the 60's. In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm", director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making.
It seems like everyone these days is a self-proclaimed foodie, myself included. In this Friday Five, I include some of my favorite books that display a person's intimate relationship with food. So stop eating, and start reading! Or, as I prefer, do both at the same time!
I like dark dystopias, gritty street lit, and tragic tales of heartbreak just as much as the next YA reader. Sometimes it can all feel a bit heavy, though, and that's when it's time to seek out something lighter -- or at least something with levity. If you, too, are looking for stories sure to deliver some laughs (and maybe an occasional tear as well), check out these five titles; I wouldn't call them all comedies, but each of them definitely have a generous sense of humor.
Come see Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C."
We are excited about our continuing 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 Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Southeast Library with Garrett Peck.
Kids have a way of bringing out the best and worst in their parents. One minute they are writhing around on the floor because they “don’t know how to stand up” and the next minute, they are climbing on your lap because they need a hug. Luckily, there are lots of writers who have managed to find the humor in the absurd, and have chronicled their journey as parents, often times online. Sometimes sweet, sometimes profane, these titles might help you get through those long weekends of sitting at home while your child sleeps in the other room.
Sunday, June 15 is Father's Day! That's the day we get to say "Thanks!" and he gets to love the token of appreciation we just handed over. The problem always seems to be, "What do I get him?! I don't think he needs more socks." Luckily for everyone on Saturday, June 14 we have a craft program dedicated to helping you show your old man some appreciation.
It's the beginning of June, which means Capital Pride is happening as I type and DCPL has some great upcoming programs and events celebrating the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to:a three-night Pride Movie Week here at Southeast beginning Tuesday, June 10an ongoing monthly LGBTQ Youth MeetUp at Dorothy I.
In celebration of Pride Month, we will be having a three-day Pride Movie Fest starting Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Join us as we laugh, learn, and clutch our pearls with our exciting line-up starting with documentaries surveying homosexuality in Hollywood films and Bayard Rustin's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.