In the title story of Phil Klay's collection Redeployment, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, the Marine narrator says about his actions during wartime, "The thinking comes later, when they give you the time."
Hopefully, all you cooks will find fresh herbs in abundance at the farmer's markets.
Here is a novel time saving tip for preserving those bountiful green bunches of cilantro, mint, rosemary, spring onions, parsley and dill: blend them with onion, fresh garlic cloves, some water and a touch of regular vinegar! Then, refrigerate the bottled mixture, and use spoonfuls to season your culinary masterpieces! What a time saver!
For more information about herbs and preservation on a wider scale, check out books from your library, including:
On Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m., The Emily Dickinson International Society, DC Chapter, presents Eleanor Heginbotham, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Concordia University Saint Paul and Board Member of EDIS, D.C. Chapter.
On the day after the 129th anniversary of the death of America's great poet, Dr. Heginbotham will discuss how the poet lived on in her publishing history and what she says to us about "immortality" from beyond the grave.
Dr. Heginbotham has published two books and several articles on Emily Dickinson.
Please join us on Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m. as Chloe Yelena Miller, Writing Coach, returns to the Georgetown Neighborhood Library to lead an interactive workshop on how to start writing your memoir. The class will consider plot, scene, character development, research, and how to pull it all together.
Please bring paper, pens, or a charged laptop.
Ages 18 and older please.
Vivid, urgent, and often aching -- growing up is anything but easy. And even though we all do it, everyone experiences the process differently.
Such complexity and variability, as well as the way the experience can loom large even after adulthood is reached, makes growing up a rich topic to explore in fiction.
Here, a few personal favorites -- in large part drawn from literary fiction -- that only begin to hint at the wealth of powerful coming of age novels out there.
Interested in practicing your Spanish language speaking skills in a casual environment?
Join the Georgetown Neighborhood Library this May, as we offer Spanish Conversation Club sessions every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The sessions will be led by instructor Luz Verost, and all levels of Spanish speakers are welcome!
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with travel-related poems
On Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m., the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will continue its National Poetry Month celebration with a reading from local poet and photographer Cary Kamarat.
Mr. Kamarat is the author of the recent poetry anthology Travelwalk, a collection of travel-related poems and images.
Looking for a book club? Then join the fun with other litterati at the new Tenley Book Club. Our club will read new & noteworthy fiction and the occasional talked-about non-fiction title. We will discuss Tracy Chevalier's The Last Runaway for the kick-off meeting in June.