Neighborhood Library

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


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

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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.

Author Spotlight

Check Out These books by Local D.C. Authors!

Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard  Florence of Arabia : A Novel by Christopher Buckley   

Staff Picks

Read a Recommended Book

Adult Fiction:  Jon Clinch’s Finn Adult Nonfiction:  Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express : 404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

History Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize has been honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.Read these prize winners: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (2009) What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe (2008) The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (2007) Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky (2006)