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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.

DC Public Library Bike Month - The Podcast!

You may have noticed that we were closed last Tuesday for the library's Staff Day. Though we hate to close the library for any reason, it was a great day of small training sessions and talks and included a little time for socializing among staff. 

Your Friday Five

Books to inspire your next hiking adventure

Hiking in and around Washington, DC is one of my favorite hobbies on the weekends. Whether it's driving out to Shenadoah National Park for an overnight trip of hiking or walking through the maze of trails in Rock Creek Park, there is a hike for everyone. My reading list contains materials that might provide motivation to get out on the trails, or books that have helped me once on the trail. Check out one of these items out and start your next hiking adventure!

Deeper Into Meditation

  David Newcomb, a long-time meditator, will lead this helpful and stimulating workshop for old and new meditators.

May 2 is Funny Friday

It's the first Friday of the month, and that means it's time for Funny Friday! Come listen to a funny story and do a silly activity in the Southeast program room -- and don't forget to bring your favorite jokes, witticisms, tongue-twisters, puns, zingers, quips, one-liners, and riddles to share!

Teatro De La Luna performs Chiquititos!

Join us at Southeast Library in the program room this Monday, April 28 at 11 a.m. for a children's performance by Teatro de la Luna.  "Chiquititos" or "Itsy-Bitsy," is an interactive, bilingual program for ages 2-5. ¡Vamos a jugar, bailar, cantar, y disfrutar!

Your Friday Five

Lauren's picks for picture books you can sing!

Singing is an important practice to engage in with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to build vital pre-reading skills. Among other things, singing slows down language, allowing children time to hear and process sounds and syllables in words.There are lots of picture books with naturally rhythmic text that you can read to a melody you already know or one you make up; here are just five that are perfect for children ages 0-5 and really lend themselves to singing.

Job Seekers

Providing Support in the World of "Apply Now!"

If after a long career in your field you find yourself laid off and navigating the world of online applications it is easy to find yourself overwhelmed.

Poetry Reading and Discussion with Garrett Phelan

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Southeast!

Join local author Garrett Phelan and the Southeast community in celebrating National Poetry Month on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.Phelan will read a few of his own poems as well as some of his favorites by other poets. The floor will then be open to the community to read a favorite poem and briefly talk about why it is a favorite.Not sure what your favorite poem is? Check out some of these DC Public Library resources to find out!

Your Friday Five

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Edition

April 23 is the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, as well as World Book Night, so it seemed fitting that this Friday Five should show the fascination that Shakespeare and his work still holds for the world today.While the DC Public Library certainly has all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in the collection, I wanted to feature more recent non-fiction and fiction books that showcase Shakespeare and his work.

Database Demonstration: Mango Languages

 Learning a language can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences an individual can attempt. People accept this challenge for a variety of reasons. Whether it is to satisfy credits for school or to be able to converse with individuals in their neighborhood, each person approaches learning a language in different ways.