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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.

Published on Monday, October 18, 2010

DC Library has partnered with the Eurokids Festival (on right now in locations across the city!) to offer story times and other fun about European countries! Here at Southeast Library, we're presenting a Germany-themed story time this Wednesday (October 20th) at 10am! We'll hear some stories from Germany, learn a few words in German, plus all our usual story time fun, and then end with a yummy German treat!
Ages 3-5.

Published on Thursday, October 14, 2010

We recently had a library user express surprise that we offer story times for infants, and so we want to make sure everyone knows about them! 
Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is Wednesdays at 11am, and lasts about 25 minutes. Children from birth through thirty-six months are welcome, but it's probably most appropriate for children six months through two years, and we offer a Friday story time at 10am that's especially for two and three year olds (called Tales for Twos and Threes)! When the kids get a little older, we have a 10am program on Wednesday for 3-5 year olds (Preschool Story Time)!
All of our story times are held in the basement, so if you bring a stroller, enter through the door with the ramp on D St SE, and you'll avoid the stairs completely.

Published on Friday, October 8, 2010

Monthly October Book Sale, scheduled for Saturday October 9th,has been cancelled.

Published on Monday, October 4, 2010

Starting this Wednesday (October 6th) and continuing through December, an American Sign Language interpreter will join us at the 11pm Baby/Toddler Story Time at Southeast Library! The Story Time is for children 0-36 months, and we hope you'll join us!