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Fairy Picture Books for Younger Readers

It'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!

January Book Clubs

Nonfiction Book ClubTuesday January 18thBook:  Travels with Charley by Steinbeck New Tuesday Fiction Book Club NewTuesday January 25th

Book Review

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.

No More Water Problems!

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!

Southeast Library Will Close at 3 p.m. Today

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. 

Kids' Holiday Craft Session Rescheduled

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! 

Happy 88th Birthday, Southeast Library!

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!

Holiday Crafts for Kids

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):

Recommended Children's CDs

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.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5"

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.