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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.

Published on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wow, where has this summer gone? Can you believe it's almost time to go back to school? We hope you had a great time, maybe traveling the world with a good book!

You can join us for one final hurrah on Thursday, August 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. for our Summer Reading Finale! Make sure you bring your Summer Reading Passport with you, or, if you're a teen, make sure you've logged all of your books online. We'll have door prizes and refreshments! Hope to see you here at the library.

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ever dreamed of being a Superhero?  Then attend a "Make Your Own Superhero - Comic Book Character Drawing Workshop" at Southeast Library on Friday, July 22, at 4 p.m. 

Children ages 6-12 are invited to create their own superhero characters with a secret and public identity, costume and mission.  

Learn the origins of superheroes from around the globe, and discover how they are similar or different. We will learn to draw our superheroes with exaggeration, expression and movement in color using a step-by-step figure drawing session. Coordinating the action of the figure with the dialogue bubbles will complete the drawing.

Published on Monday, July 11, 2011

mom, baby, dadStarting July 16, the Southeast Library will be the home of Booliwah! Musical Sign Language for Babies.

What is booliwah? Booliwah! is a magical word that means anything, everything and whatever! Booliwah! classes combine yoga, music, sign language and culture into a rich stew of joyful learning.

Using the "Sing, Sign, Song" method, you and your baby can learn American Sign Language through simple rhymes. Interactive chants and songs focus on practical activities and family life through the seasons.

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Please join us for an American Sign Language Story Time on Monday, July 11, at 10 a.m. 

Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Styer will be told in American Sign Language, and is recommended for children ages 5-12.  The story is about Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, and his family, who make a living guiding people up the mountain on yaks.

One day, when the yaks cannot be found, Kami sets off into the high mountains to look for them.  Kami survives storms and separation from his family, discovering the courage he needs to find the yaks and bring them home.

Published on Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Knitting Circle that usually meets on the third Saturday of the month will be taking a summer break (it's hard to think about mittens and hats when it's 90 degrees outside!).

We expect to resume knitting later this fall. Until then, stay cool!

Published on Monday, June 20, 2011

There's a lot of information about health on the Internet, but how do you know what information is the most accurate and up to date?

P.I. Advocates International will be at the Southeast Library on Thursday, June 23, at 1 p.m. to teach you how to navigate the world of medical websites, and how to find the best information for your health needs.

Published on Monday, June 13, 2011

Children's book author David Hyde Costello will visit the Southeast Library on Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. for a very special preschool story time. Costello is the author of I Can Help and Little Pig Joins the Band, which was just released this month. Preschoolers will delight in Costello's performance. He sings, he draws, he reads, but surely what kids will remember best is the six-foot-tall giraffe puppet who, like the giraffe in I Can Help, needs help reaching some delicious-looking leaves.