Neighborhood Library

Celebrate International Games Day!

Celebrate the joy of playing games during International Games Day at the Southeast Neighborhood Library!  Learn how to play a variety of board games, video games, and trading card games with family and friends.

Library Databases

The New York Times Current and Historic Database

A few weeks ago I came across a column in the Sunday edition of The New York Times that piqued my interest. The column is called "Sunday Routine," and it essentially describes a normal Sunday from the prospective of a New Yorker.

'How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare'

Author talk Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to instill in your child a love for the classics, especially for Shakespeare?

The Creative Class

Create your own luminary

Light up your life this autumn by joining The Creative Class in designing and creating your very own luminary. Similar to stars, luminaries are bodies that give light. The class will use containers made from craft aluminum to make beautiful celestial designs in which light can emit. Your self-designed luminary will be the perfect cozy accent to your porch, room or kitchen.

Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, DC

Author Talk: Robert Pohl to Discuss Latest Book

Ever wonder why D.C. doesn’t have a J street? Is there a carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln Memorial?

Freegal and Theo's Prom

A Downloadable Music Archive

Do you remember this episode of the Cosby Show where Cliff and Claire have their own prom in the living room?

Sunday Funday

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 27 for a full day of fun!

Our new Sunday hours at the Southeast Library have been hopping, and we're excited to have a full day of events planned for you on Oct. 27.Join us any time from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to take a look at our digital e-reader petting zoo. Try out all different kinds of e-readers. Take a short quiz, and be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

YA Author Spotlight: Rainbow Rowell

Librarian Katie Nye shares her picks for realistic fiction

I know. I should be recommending spooky reads, gory thrillers, and other Halloween-y type stuff. ‘Tis the season, after all.However, after reading two gorgeous novels -- Fangirl and Eleanor and Park -- by YA author Rainbow Rowell, I have to eschew the creepy books and recommend a dose of realistic fiction.

Halloween Treasure Hunt!

Hey kids – be sure to participate in the Southeast Library’s Halloween Treasure Hunt on Thursday, Oct. 31!Whenever you visit the library throughout the day, just stop by the Information Desk and ask for your first clue. Each clue that you find will lead you to the next clue and closer to your Halloween prize!

'About 111 Girls'

Screening from the Global Lens Film Series

As part of the nationwide Global Lens film series, the DC Public Library will be screening the 2012 Iraqi film, About 111 Girls, which follows the story of an Iranian official's quest to save 111 Kurdish young women from a mass suicide -- due to a lack of husbands.