Need help cleaning out clutter at your home or office?Local D.C. resident Judy Tiger from Just That Simple, will present a workshop on de-cluttering your life. Thursday Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. in the first floor auditorium.
When I lived in Egypt, I thought that all Arabs spoke the same language, then I moved to Jordan and discovered that the little Arabic I learned in Egypt did not work in Jordan. I had to start the learning process all over again. I also noticed the difference in their cultures.
What's the Deal? opens with a “cast of characters,” identifying the movers and shakers in the Louisiana Territory’s 120-year history with balance and clarity. Rhoda Blumberg presents the complex history of fluid political alliances and the ever-present threat of war -- explaining political motivations as well as political acts -- to give readers a sense of why the territory was important and how it was eventually acquired.
The Eisner Awards were handed out on July 19 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Named in honor of comics pioneer Will Eisner, these awards are given out every year to honor creative achievement in American comics. While the library doesn't have every winner in every category, we do have several of these titles. If you're looking for good comics and graphic novels these books are wonderful places to start.Best Short Story: “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics)