Southeast
Neighborhood Library

Author Talk - Eugenia Kim

"The Calligrapher's Daughter"

Capitol Hill neighborhood resident Eugenia Kim will be reading from her novel The Calligrapher’s Daughter at the Southeast Neighborhood library on Thursday, June 10, at 2 p.m.

Puzzle and Game Swap

Planning for rainy summer days?  Has your family grown bored of the same puzzles and games, or have the kids outgrown the baby games?  Come swap in your old puzzles and board games for new ones.  Bring your old, but complete, puzzles and games to the Southeast Neighborhood Library starting today until 3 p.m. June 8, and receive a ticket. Return June 8 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to select from a variety of new ones. 

Scavenger Hunt

National Library Week, April 11-17

Now, through April 24, collect the following, and receive a Washington Nationals baseball cap: 1.  A book about an elephant. 2.  A magazine written back to front. 3.  The number of windows the Southeast Library has. 4.  The name of the neighborhood where the Southeast Library is located. 5.  The name of the children's librarian.

Dia de los Niños

Childen's Day

In celebration of Dia de los Niños children will learn how to make paper bag piñatas and enjoy the treats inside.Please join us at Southeast Neighborhood Library on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 4pm.

Recommended Children's Books

National Poetry Month

Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, JUV 811 SHANGE

Downloadables

Types of eBooks and Compatible eBook Devices

You can check out and download the following types of eBooks from the DC Public Library Web site:Adobe® EPUB eBooks Adobe® PDF eBooks Mobipocket® eBooks On the following compatible eBook devices:Barnes & Noble Nook Sony Reader Daily Edition Sony Reader Pocket Edition Sony Reader PRS-505 Sony Reader PRS-700 Sony Reader Touch Edition Any laptop or PC with Adobe or Mobipocket These eBooks are incompatible with:

Manager's February Pick

The Rock and the River by kekla magoonYA Fiction MagoonHistorical FictionClassic coming-of-age story that's perfect for Black History Month discussions.  Set in 1968, the story explores the evolving relationships of Sam, his older brother, Stick, and their father.  The oft told tale of the Civil Rights Movement takes on a surprising twist.

Have You Ever Read These Great Books?

No? Read One Now!

The Collected Stores by Grace PaleyWashington Square by Henry JamesThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonThe Long Night of White Chickens by Francisco GoldmanAway by Amy Bloom

Helpful Hints

Get Hold Alerts via Your Phone

Hold alerts can now be sent via text message to your phone.  Register here. You’ll need to provide your library card number, PIN, cell phone number and the name of your carrier.

Saturday Breakfast Club

Pre-Literacy Skills for Twos and Threes

Join us for this five-week seminar for parents, caregivers and educators on pre-literacy skills for two- and three-year-old children. Saturdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10 a.m.  You must register by October 2. Come into the library, or call 202-698-3377 to register.

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