Neighborhood Library

David Hyde Costello to Visit the Library

Children's book author David Hyde Costello will visit the Southeast Library on Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. for a very special preschool story time. Costello is the author of I Can Help and Little Pig Joins the Band, which was just released this month.

Summer Reading Starts Now

It's that time of year again! Babies, tots and kids from birth to age 12 can travel the world with our summer reading theme, "One World, Many Stories." Join us at the library for special story times and crafts, and of course, don't forget to log those books that you're reading for a prize!

Preschool Story Time Change

Our Preschool Story Time is moving to a new day starting in June. Currently, pre-schoolers (ages 3-5) enjoy stories on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Starting June 6, we will be having Preschool Story Time on Mondays at 10 am.The Baby/Toddler Lap Time (ages birth to 2) will remain on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.We hope to see you there!

Jackie Robinson: His Life and Legacy

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was a star athlete before the Dodgers, or even the Monarchs.  But do you think Jackie Robinson only made a name in baseball?  Think again!   He was also an actor, businessman and author, and he is regarded as a champion for civil rights.  Join us Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the life and legacy of this great man and learn about the Jackie Robinson Society.

Come Decorate a Spring Hat at Southeast

Hats are the thing at Southeast Library!

Recommended Kids' Books for Spring

Spring is here, and isn't it beautiful! Here are some beautiful picture books to help you celebrate:

Celebrate Black History Month

Tuesday Feb. 22nd, 4pm: Black History Month Crafts and Activities for kids 6-12.                              7pm: Black History Art Show and Poetry Reading with AJ Giovanni, for adults.Thursday Feb. 24th, 7pm: Music and Civil Rights since 1968, for adults.

The Washington Chorus Presents Elena Ruehr

Join us at the library for a special opportunity to hear widely acclaimed composer Elena Ruehr, Professor of Music and winner of the Baker Undergraduate Teaching Award at MIT.  Professor Ruehr is dedicated to bringing the arts to students of all ages. 

Save the Date

Thursday, March 3 6:30pm Margaret hollister will discuss growing up in Peking in the 1930s and will read from her new memoir, Inheriting China.  Margaret has been a strong advocate for reading and teh city's libraries for over 40 years.  She re-established the Friends of the Southeast Library in the 1970s.  As a retired social worker, she designed programs to get donated books into public housing and the city jail.  During the 1990, she became affectionately known as "the bathroom lady", attending DC Public Library Board meetings and pleading for the replacemnt of decrepit

Book Club Selections

Nonfiction Book Club (Tuesday, February 15): Literary Life: a Second Memoir by Larry McMurtry Tuesday Fiction Book Club (Tuesday, February 22): House Rules by Jodi Picoult Thursday Fiction Book Club (Thursday February 24th): People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Copies of each book are available at Southeast Library!