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Going Solo

The Pleasures of Being Single

It’s spring, and love is in the air, or so the poets (and scientists) say. Look around and everyone seems to be holding hands or walking around with dreamy smiles on their faces. Except you.

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Story Time in Chinatown Parks

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., June and July

DC Public Library returns to Chinatown Parks for story time each Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Learn ways to prepare your child for reading, meet other parents and caregivers, participate in the library’s Summer Challenge, and enjoy a morning under the story tent in this gem of a park located between I and Massachusetts Avenues, NW.  Story times are from June 4 – July 30 and are recommended for children 5 and under.  

Local Artist, Teacher Selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Public Art

Nekisha Durrett to Design Art for Two Double-height Glass Walls

The DC Public Library has selected artist and DC Public Schools (DCPS) teacher Nekisha Durrett to create a treatment for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s new glass-walled vestibule. As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s $211 million modernization, the main entrance of the building at 901 G St NW will create a sense of openness and welcome when it reopens in 2020. New double-height glass walls showcasing two grand, monumental staircases and the public art are replacing the brick walls flanking the vestibule's east and west sides.

West End, Cleveland Park Libraries Receive Architectural Honors 

Two of the newest DC Public Library buildings are 2019 honorees of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC). The West End Library won the 2019 DC Chapter Design award and the Cleveland Park Library received the 2019 Urban Catalyst award.


The Real Georgia

Some places always get a bad rap.  Sometimes they deserve the bad reputation, but every place has many good people in it as well. I was born and raised in Georgia so I know it well.

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One on One Market Research Assistance for Small Businesses

From business magazines to meeting room spaces, libraries are great for small businesses.

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Living Your Best Life

How to be well: the six keys to a happy and healthy life is a guide to living up to our full potential. The book encourages us to take a look at how modern life effects us, and shows us how we can better handle those internal and external stressors. There are six pillars that we are asked to look at to improve our health: eat, sleep, move, protect, unwind and connect. Each section delves deep to help us improve our mental and physical selves. 

Dance for All

Dance for All with the Washington Ballet

Southeast Library is happy to host the Washington Ballet for the upcoming program, Meet a Ballet Dancer, which is part of their Dance for All. Dance for All is a community engagement initiative that brings free performances, demonstrations and dance classes to every neighborhood in Washington, DC. Dance for All puts the Washington Ballet’s mission to bring the joy and artistry of dance to our nation’s capital int

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Let's Care for the Earth!

Books to build environmental stewardship in kids and tweens

With the Washington Post reporting that DC's climate is going to match that of Mississippi's 60 years from now, it can feel like building environmental stewardship in the next generation is critical and urgent. Fortunately, it can also be fun! Try these books for your budding environmentalist to encourage a sense of gratitude and responsibility for our planet.  Younger Children (birth to 2nd grade)

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Lessons Learned from "Not a Box" Play Parties

Constructive play at the library

A handful of lessons learned so far from Southeast's weekly "Not a Box" Play Party for those ages 5 and under: