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Kids' Book Club September Edition

Come share your thoughts about great reads at the Southeast Library's Kids' Book Club!  Ages 7-11.

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Judge a YA book by its cover

Without griping too much about saccharine YA covers (often featuring feet in grass/sand/fields or backlit hair), I would like to call attention to some really amazing YA books with equally unique covers. Judge a book by its cover, indeed.

Southeast Adult Book Club Reading "Murder as a Fine Art" in September

Join the discussion on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.

Please join us for the September Southeast Adult Book Club meeting on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.

Southeast Library Closed Tuesday, September 2

Due to a major water main repair Southeast Library will be closed all day Tues, Sept. 2.  We expect to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with regular hours. 

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America's High Five Edition

I'm off to my home state of Michigan... America's High Five! Here are five themes and five titles that go perfectly with a trip home to the big mitten.


Last Installment of our Silent Film Series at the Hill Center

 The last installment of the Silent Films Series at the Hill Center is here! Southeast Library will be showing the 1920's film Pollyanna, based on the 1913 bestselling novel of the same name by Elenor H.

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I <3 Paris

Oh la la! Paris, the city of lights.  A creative hub for writers and artists alike.  After doing several French preschool story times, I’ve felt inspired to do a Friday Five list about this magical city.  Through the pages of these children’s books, you can take a quick tour of the sights without having to spend a dime.

Good Taste in Coffee... Good Taste in Books

Some Book Suggestions from the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

We are a mid-week in our two-part Saturday morning coffee tasting program. This past Saturday, as we sipped our delicious coffee and rich talk from Peregrine Espresso and Madcap Coffee, we learned about the complex and poetic vocabulary that coffee lovers use to describe what they are drinking.

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Books That Fright and Excite

Stephen King is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers, so I wanted to share a few of his books that I have enjoyed so far as well as some titles I look forward to reading.

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Illustrations Worth Checking Out

Your memories of your favorite childhood stories are probably shaped and shaded by their illustrations -- Maurice Sendak's fascinating wild things; Beatrix Potter's mixture of science and whimsy; Eric Carle's bold, bright collages; or my favorite, W.W. Denslow's old-timey pen-and-ink drawings of Oz. When it comes to illustrated books, and picture books in particular, the artwork is at least as important as the words. Here are five fairly recently published books for kids with truly memorable artwork.