The holidays are finally over! That means it is time to find other fun distractions from the cold blistery weather. Youth ages 12 to 19 are invited to join Ms. Bobbie in the Teen Space for books, crafts and games all month long. Throughout December, we received shipment after shipment of new books for the Teen Space, so be sure to peruse our new books display!
The District's new libraries stand out in their neighborhoods, and they continue to win praise nationally. The Wall Street Journal has recognized the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue and Francis A. Gregory libraries as two of the best designed buildings for 2012.
Give the gift of handmade this holiday season with help from the library. We have lots of great resources on crafty gifts for friends and families. Whether you're into knitting and crocheting, paper crafts, beading, or jewelry, we've got plenty of inspiration for you! Here are a few titles worth perusal:
Black Boy/White School by Brian Walker tackles the idea of identity and belonging. Anthony “Ant” Jones, an East Cleveland native, has been forced by his mother to apply to Belton, a private, preparatory high school in Maine.
Stella loves the stability and routine she has living with her great-aunt Louise in Cape Cod. It’s the exact opposite of the life she had with her flighty mother who abandoned her just before summer. Still, she can’t help but fantasize that one day her mom will settle down, take responsibility and they will live happily ever after.
Are you interested in biking with a group of smart, talented, health-conscious women? Black Women Who Bike is having a information session on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. for those who want to learn more about biking in the nation's capital. If you own a bicycle and a lock, please bring them.
The Francis A. Gregory Library is starting a Foreign Film Night. The first film, showing on on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., is Kolya, the Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language film in 1996.