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Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cover image from A Fairy Went A-Marketing with link to catalog recordIt's sad, but there are not a lot of nice picture books about fairies being published for the younger reader right now.

Fortunately, we can turn to older books, which offer us a few delightful possibilities!

Absolutely the best picture book to read in one sitting about an actual fairy that I know is A Fairy Went A-Marketing, from the poem by Rose Fyleman (pictures by Jamichael Henterly). The pictures are lovely; the text is brief and charming; and they make a wonderful combination for any fairy lover!

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nonfiction Book Club
Tuesday January 18th
Book:  Travels with Charley by Steinbeck

New Tuesday Fiction Book Club New
Tuesday January 25th
Book: the Glass Castle by Walls

Thursday Fiction Book club
Thursday January 27th
Book: Anna Karenina by Tolstoy

Copies of all books available at the information desk.

Published on Monday, December 20, 2010

This is the story of Thomas Gradgrind, an educator, wealthy entrepreneur and Member of Parliament and his family in the industrial city of "Coketown," England. As parent and educator, Gradgrind is influenced by his personal philosophy and worldview of rationalism, self-interest and fact. Thomas Gradgrind believes the individual should not engage in fanciful or imaginative pursuits. Gradgrind raises his children on this philosophy, and as the children grow older and move from home, this social exchange worldview follows his daughter Louisa into her marriage with a much older man and a friend of her father, Mr. Josiah Bounderby.

Published on Friday, December 17, 2010

Just to assure everyone that Southeast's water main problems are at an end, and we're back to normal hours. Come see us during the holidays (we're closed December 24th, 25th and 31st, and January 1st but otherwise open during normal hours) and get some audio books for your travels or seasonal materials for your celebrations!

Published on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Southeast library will be open from 9:30-3pm today, Wednesday December 15th. The library will close at 3pm, due to continuing work on the broken water main. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Published on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Because the library is currently closed due to a water main break, we're rescheduling the craft program scheduled for this afternoon. We'll have it on Thursday (Dec. 16th), 4-6pm, for ages 3-13.
Hope to see you then! 

Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yes, 88 years ago today (on December 8th, 1922), our fine little library opened its doors to the public!
Thanks to everyone who's kept it going through the years!

Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kids 3-13 are invited to come join us on Tuesday, December 14, from 4-6 p.m. to make holiday
and winter-themed crafts. We'll have lots of different projects and supplies for you to enjoy and create with!

Or if you can't come, or you need something right away, try these titles (or ask your local library staff for help finding others):

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lots of people have asked about the music we've had at recent Wednesday story times, so here are the CDs we've been using and a few more excellent titles! Titles in parentheses indicate the songs we've used at story time from each CD. Artists are listed in reverse-alphabetical just because it's more interesting that way! All recommendations are by Polly Ross, Children's Librarian.

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Guess what's coming tomorrow, November 9th? Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, that's what! Come by after school to check it out, and join us at 4pm for a celebration! We'll have food, a chance to (not) touch the cheese, and other good things!
Ages 8 and up.