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Spanish Conversation Circle

Spanish Conversation Circle

Practice your Spanish with fellow enthusiasts

We are developing a conversation circle for people who know Spanish but who don't have many opportunities to speak it. I get psyched about doing our monthly Spanish Story Time because it is one of very few opportunities I have to belt out some Spanish.   If you boast about being bilingual and even put it on your résumé but worry about becoming rusty, you should come by for some coffee and conversation -- en español!  Te esperamos! 


Knitting Circle

Get started on holiday gifts and winter wear

Get started on your holiday crafting with our knitting circle!  On Tuedsay, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m., bring your knitting needles and yarn and we’ll provide the knitting books and fun. (Crocheters are welcome too!) The temperatures haven't gone below 50 yet, but those days are just around the corner. That is where our new knitting circle comes in!  We can get started on our 2014-2015 winter gear (and inexpensive holiday gifts) together as we share patterns, ideas, and company.  

Your Friday Five: Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these teen titles

Frida, Jonah Winter


Your Friday Five: Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these adult titles

With Hispanic Heritage Month in mind, I share my adult version of a Friday Five! These Latino authors tell vastly different stories about Latino families. Protagonists are born to immigrant parents yet share varying anecdotes about the "Latino Experience."  Enjoy, and let us know what you think.  

Hora de Cuentos

Hispanic Heritage Month

Southeast Neighborhood Library kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 15 with a special Hora de Cuentos (Spanish Story Time)!  Join us for part 2 of our special Hora de Cuentos on Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Friday Five

Children's Books for the Young and Young at Heart

As an adult library associate, I spend most of my time with the adult collection. However, once in a while, I will venture over to the children’s section to see what might catch my eye.The following five books are excellent for children but will also be entertaining to adults who take the time to read them.

Live Action Graphic Novels

Dispatches from the Small Press Expo

This past weekend was the Small Press Expo, a fantastic conference of smaller publishers of comic books, graphic novels and other graphic arts.

Your Friday Five

Bummer reading.

Summer reading is a real joy: breezy beach reads and long road trips accompanied by lighthearted audio books. But that's basically over now, and it's at this time of year that I just decide to embrace the imminent shortening of sunlight hours, the browning and dying of all things green and alive, and the weather's frightful march toward winter.This is when I get my bummer reading in, and I fully enjoy it. Real downers -- books that make me uncomfortable, unsettled, unsure, and unhappy -- are some of my favorites.

Tech Tuesdays

Geek out with us

Come by The Southeast Neighborhood Library every Tuesday in October for lessons in a variety of popular tech tools that are being used today.A librarian will be on hand to demonstrate the various functions of these tools and answer any questions you may have. The classes will be around an hour long and there will be a few laptops available for use. Feel free to bring your own laptop to the class.All classes will start at 2 p.m in the meeting room on the lower level of the library. 

Kids' Book Club September Edition

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