These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program.
Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
So many books, so little time! Come to the Friends of Southeast Library book sale on the lower level of the library the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks -- it's all here! Plus, most books are only $1.
Proceeds from the sale supplement programs for children.
Stop by the library each month for coffee and discussion about things that matter to you.
Over coffee and snacks, we will share what’s on our minds, keep each other informed about what’s happening in the neighborhood, and make new connections.
All are welcome!
Nobody “Bod” Owens is your typical kid. He’s got a mom and dad and tons of friends. There’s just one twist: He lives in a graveyard and every one he knows is a ghost, with the exception of his guardian who is neither fully dead, nor fully alive. His days are filled with mysterious adventures, from fighting ghouls to learning how to properly fade and haunt.
Job Seekers is a weekly clinic at the Southeast Library that offers help, skill building and resources for individuals of all industries, including cover letters, resume writing and reviews, interview coaching, job search strategies and computer skills.
Celebrate Poetry Month with a Special Trivia Night!
When Kim Há’s mother visits a fortuneteller for Vietnamese New Year, he tells her that her family’s lives will “twist inside out.” Naively, 10-year-old Há hopes that this means her hometown of Saigon will not see any fighting from the Vietnam War and perhaps, her missing father of nine years will return. However as fate would have it, the fighting continues to rage
Breathing Room is a novel about life in Washington, DC in the late 20th century. When the Southeast Book Club met last month to discuss and critique this book, the group was excited about reading a book with a familiar set
With technological advancements of the past few decades, many have predicted the end of the public library. But with the explosion of information on the Internet, the public library as a place will continue to play a vital role in its community.
One of Africa’s most prolific and renowned writers, Chinua Achebe, died on March 22, 2013 at 82 after a brief illness. At the epoch of his career was the publication of his masterpiece, Things Fall Apart in 1958.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month. Celebrate this American art form with books about the sights, sounds, and people of this musical style. Don't forget to visit the Smithsonian's website for special events all month long.
When a children’s librarian is looking forward to an adult fiction title, it means only one thing: everyone is looking forward to this title too. And as the author of one of the most popular children’s fiction series of all time, J.K. Rowling had her work cut out for her.