James Ellroy experienced two tragedies in his childhood and teen years: his mother’s unsolved murder and his father’s passing years later. James also took a step into the criminal world and paid for his actions.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
Do you like playing games and want to practice your math skills in a fun way?
If so, please join the STEAM Team on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Children's Room (Room 200). STEAM is a framework for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Woo-Hoo! Episode 2 is finally here!
This episode's pick is a lot less gory and much more upbeat. A book for book lovers, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstoreby Robin Sloan, will warm the cockles of your heart.The Story:
Celebrate the work to change the face of men's health
This month, as you walked the halls of your favorite downtown library, you may have done a double take. Many familiar faces of our hardworking staff were clean shaven in anticipation of the hair to come.
Although pictured here earlier this month, they look a bit fuzzier now, and for a good cause.
“I didn’t realize how important it is to sing, talk and read to your newborn until I attended a Sing Talk and Read workshop while pregnant. Now I tell other mothers start even before their babies are born."
In this very special episode of Check It or Leave It?, Peter and TaChalla tackle an entire shelf of books from the Popular Library.
Ranging from dense historical fiction to steamy romance reads, these 12 random titles have nothing more in common than the fact that the Dewey Decimal system has placed them on the same shelf. How many of these books will get the Ding of Approval or the Buzz of Shame?There is only one way to find out!
With D.C. buzzing about Fugazi's "First Demo," we've assembled a few essential online reads and listens, whether you're a longtime fan or completely clueless about the punk scene.
1. Read: Leor Galil of The Washington Post writes about punk legends Fugazi, and the demo that started it all.