Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Cat's Pajamas by Wallace Edwards.
This beautiful book uses some of the more colorful English idioms in silly sentences ("In order to have dinner music, Andy was forced to use his noodle"), accompanied by lush illustrations, which (mostly) help explain the meaning of the idiom. There's also a list of the idioms and their proper definitions at the back of the book. A lovely book to share with children and help them understand and enjoy some of the peculiarities of the English language!
Best for children ages 5 and up, and for reading aloud.

Published on Friday, October 22, 2010

Join us October 30 at 11 a.m. for some teddy bear fun! Bring your teddy or other favorite toy animal or doll to our Teddy Bear Tea.

We'll have songs, stories, games, and good things to eat.

We'll also have prizes for the best toys in many categories: oldest, newest, biggest, smallest, best dressed, most strangely dressed, and many more.

Children of all ages accompanied by a favorite toy are welcome.

Published on Friday, October 22, 2010

The Name of the Rose is a story of murder, politics and ideas. Late in 1327 a Franciscan friar, William of Baskerville, assisted by Adso of Melk, arrived at a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy to lay the groundwork for a peace conference between the papal delegation of Pope John and Emperor Louis of France. Their arrival at the abbey is welcomed by the mysterious death (suicide) of a young monk. The abbot asks William of Baskerville to investigate. Several other suspicious deaths soon follow.

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2010

jacket cover of Thirteenth Child  Boarding school; Practicing Spells; trains; flying serpents;  tension between magical and non magical folk.  Are you experiencing withdrawal of your boy wizard fix? If so, Check out Thirteenth Child.  Set in a magical America of an alternate world this engaging tale follows Eff, her family and friends as they explore the wild frontier and discover if 13 means survival or doom.