Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, November 28, 2011

The Southeast Library will now have two baby/toddler story times on Wednesdays! Starting November 30, we will offer a story time to babies and toddlers up to age 2 at 11 a.m. and again at 12:15 p.m. Both of these story times will last about 30 minutes each. Once the first story time is over, we will empty the room completely, and then open it up again at 12 noon to let in the next crowd.

For the enjoyment of everyone, we ask that children are only taken to the story time that is best suited for their age group. Due to fire codes, the maximum attendance for all of our story time programs is 65 people--that includes babies, kids and adults.

For a complete listing of all our story times and the recommended ages, please see our calendar listings to the right.

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

board gamesTo celebrate National Gaming Day, the Southeast Neighborhood Library is hosting a Board Game Day for all age groups on Saturday, November 12, from 1-3 P.M. Communities all across the U.S. are coming together in the spirit of play for the American Library Association’s 4th Annual National Gaming Day. 

Ella Hilsenrath Shares How to Get Involved

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UNICEF logoUNICEF is a worldwide organization dedicated to fighting for and upholding the rights of children. The organization strives to provide a foundation for the best possible future through education, immunization and fund-raising efforts.

Ella Hilsenrath, a local high school senior, is a volunteer for UNICEF and would like to share her experience with you! Learn about the astounding efforts of the organization as well as how you might become involved.

Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to attend the presentation at Southeast Library on November 15, at 4 p.m. The program will be held in the basement meeting room, and light refreshments will be provided.  

Fun, Food and More

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

School just got out, but you're not quite ready to head home and start all that homework. So, you're looking for the perfect place to just hang out, relax and mingle. Look no further!

Join us every Tuesday night from 4-6 p.m. for Southeast Library's Teen Night. With Nintendo Wii, board games, a giant chess set, crafts, food and more, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Ages 12-18 only.

Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jack o lanternThe Southeast Library is having a Halloween Party!

Join us Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4-6 p.m. for Halloween games and snacks. Teens and adults (and kids with adult supervision) can carve pumpkins in the garden (weather permitting), and younger kids can decorate pumpkins with stickers and markers.

Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes!

Published on Monday, October 17, 2011

William Smith Do you often feel stressed, tense, or have a desire to become more relaxed? We have just the program for you!

On Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m., the Southeast Neighborhood Library will host William Smith, a retired lieutenant colonel and meditation expert.

Smith will discuss effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle, including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. You will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. The audience will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.

Ages 16 and up.

Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Southeast Book Club met to discuss The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly.

Michael Haller is a crime lawyer struggling in recession-hit California to defend foreclosure victims from losing their homes. Haller decides to defend one of his foreclosure clients, Lisa Trammel, in a criminal matter. Trammel, a dismissed school teacher and foreclosure activist whose husband has deserted her and her young son, spends her time protesting what she considers unfair bank practices.  When her case manager at the bank managing her mortgage loan, a senior bank partner, is found murdered in the bank’s parking garage, Trammel becomes a suspect.

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Are you scratching your head trying to figure out what to do about those old costumes in your closet?

Are your kids tired of being Superman for Halloween again?

Then join us at the library for a costume swap! Bring your gently used and clean costumes to the library starting Sept. 26 during regular library hours. You'll receive a voucher for every item you bring in. On Saturday, Oct. 1, bring your voucher back to the Southeast Library and pick out a free costume from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Published on Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene may delay the opening ceremonies of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, but you can still explore the history of the 1963 march on Washington and the famous "I have a dream" speech in the comfort of your own home using the library's subscription to historic black newspapers.

You'll have to type in your library bar code number to access the content. You will then have access to newspaper accounts from the time, including an early version of Dr. King's speech that was printed in the Chicago Defender on August 31 instead of the speech that was ultimately delivered by Dr. King.