Novels set in boarding school are perfect for the reader who may care for realistic stories over science fiction and fantasy but still want a good dose of escapism. Although most of the books here fall under contemporary or realistic fiction, the boarding schools almost feel like separate worlds. Each of these institutions has a history and characters whose stories long to be told. These novels are written for a young adult audience but can be enjoyed by adult readers as well.
Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, is described as a searing tale of powerlessness, fate and the freedom to control one's own destiny. Critics say the book combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri and Lisa See.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is kicking it off with a special expanded visit to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)!
All summer, the library has been dropping by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery with Library Takeout, and the September 2 trip will provide another opportunity to enjoy the mobile library service -- and more!
Heralding nature's fall splashes of color, library patrons recently were treated to a double rainbow arcing above R Street from a position outside our library's front door.
This leads us to question the science behind the optics and find to our delight that DC Public Library's Access Video Collection delivers a weather video clip on the topic.
Watch this video to learn about rainbow technology:
A notable event in itself, the death of actor Arthur Leander during a performance of King Lear in Toronto is soon overshadowed by the outbreak of a population decimating pandemic in Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 novel Station Eleven.
Professor Alessandra Gelmi is a journalist, playwright, and seven-time national award-winning author of the novel Who’s Afraid of Red and the poetry collection Ring of Fire. On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., she will offer a workshop on tips and tricks to make a poem sing.
Please bring a short poem to be workshopped in this class.
Workshop is limited to 25. Registration Required.
E-Classes from introductory courses in medical billing to manicure how-to!
With your computer, your working email address and your Internet connection, DC Public Library is empowering. Continue your education by taking a range of different classes!
Did you ever need to know how medical billing and coding works? Or how to advocate for elder care? Or how to give a self-caring manicure?
The First Thursday Night Poetry Readings will feature two of our local poets - Rosalie Werback and Pamela Passaretta.
Rosalie is a published poet, musician, and artist. A member of the Federal Poets and The Poets on the Fringe, Rosalie will read from her original works.
Pamela Passaretta, President of The Poets on the Fringe, is also a published poet, and a member of The Federal Poets.
Open mic follows. If you have your own poems to share, please bring them along.
Open to teens and adults.