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.
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!
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!
Kids 3-13 are invited to come join us on Tuesday, December 14, from 4-6 p.m. to make holidayand 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):
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.
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.
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.