Neighborhood Library

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.

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!