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Visualizing History

Explore the past with graphic novels and manga

There are so many different types of graphic novels and manga series to choose from that it can be hard to find things you’re really interested in reading about. And while superheroes or memoirs get a lot of attention, there’s something for every genre. Below is a list of historical fiction graphic novels and manga for people who want to be transported to different time periods.

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"The Crisis in Black Education"

Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs

C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education"  and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.

"Witchy" by Carrie

Creative Halloween Contest Winners

The Southeast Library is happy to announce the winners of our second Annual Halloween Creative Contest. This year, in addition to drawings and pieces of art, contestants also entered written work, including short stories and poems. We had over 30 children enter and have winners in three categories. Artwork (Ages 5-8 years old) Carrie “Witchy” Artwork (Ages 9-12) Luke “Haunted House” Short Stories and Poems (All Ages) Co-Authors: Giaanjeet and Anders

Peekaboo Bedtime by Rachel Isadora

Baby Faves: Bedtime

Books to share with babies & toddlers, from birth through age two.

It is never too early to incorporate reading with your child into your daily routine. Aside from ensuring that reading is built right into your busy day, routines provide babies with the repetition necessary to make lasting brain connections! Routines also establish predictability, which is vital to even the youngest child's sense of security.

Splash! by Flora McDonnell

Baby Faves: Splish Splash!

Books to share with babies & toddlers, from birth through age two.

Talking with your baby is a key early literacy practice -- it introduces babies to a variety of sounds and vocabulary and acquaints them with how language is structured into sentences and stories. Naming objects that your baby sees and talking about tasks -- like grocery shopping or washing dishes -- as you're doing them are simple ways to engage babies' brains.

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Cool as a Cucumber

Books to lower your temperature in the dog days of August

Has the sweltering heat and the stifling humidity been getting you down? A tall glass of ice water accompanied by one of these chilly reads will be sure to keep you cool! For Young Readers (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)   Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake

Haunted Bakeries and Creepy Cakes

Books for a saccharine scare

Are you looking for a decadent and dark read? Check out these titles for a fun fright! For Young Readers (1st-3rd Grade) The Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine

This Little Chick by John Lawrence

Baby Faves: Animal Sounds

Books to share with babies & toddlers, from birth through age two.

It's not an accident that babies and toddlers seem drawn to animal noises -- besides being fun to make, these sounds are easier for little ones to imitate than many words. Thanks to this accessibility, animal noises are a great tool for building phonological awareness in even the tiniest people.

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Brave & Daring Girls

Fiction for Ages 8 to 12

At the Southeast Library, our Kids’ Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book, enjoy snacks, and do an interactive activity (ages 8 to 12, last Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – check out our calendar!). As much fun as the meetings are, my favorite part comes at the end: the participating kids vote on which book they will read and discuss the following month.

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S.T.E.A.M. Team Makes a Movie

On Monday, February 29th Southeast Library held our first S.T.E.A.M. Team meeting for kids ages 6-12. Participants learned about making a movie! Together, they wrote, produced, shot, acted in, and edited a movie trailer using iMovie. The result was It Happened in the Library. Make sure to watch our behind-the-scenes trailer about making It Happened in the Library called S.T.E.A.M. Team: Movie Time.

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