“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.
Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts
In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, Dec. 3 - 10, the Center for Accessibility presents "Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts" with:
Tracey Salaway, Professor of Art and Interim Program Director, Art and Media Design, Gallaudet University
Stiefvater's ability to bring us back to the story so quickly is much appreciated since so much developed in book two, and the wait was so long for book three. With an additional book to go in this series, don't expect too much resolution yet. We are introduced to a few new characters that we have only heard about and there are some major plot developments.
Using basic geometric principles and concepts families will be able to design and create their own "stained glass" works of art with tissue paper.
Using images and inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, families can see how shapes and symmetry are the guidelines for design and execution.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library hosts Family Fun Time every Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Children's Department. These programs are designed for all ages.
A successful writer shares the how and why of a research blog
A NaNoWriMo Event!
Have you been planning to write that great American novel, but find that you are always losing track of your notes? Help is on the way. On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m., a successful writer will demonstrate how to create a research blog and discuss its uses for the aspiring writer. Use of Google tools for file organization and manuscript development will also be addressed.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.
We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community.
Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2: