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Thumbs Up Reviews from Adult Summer Readers

Capitol Hill readers have been reading a lot this summer and those who have signed up for Adult Summer Reading have been submitting scads of reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here are some of the titles that have gotten the seal of approval from your neighbors.

Book Art with Karen O. Brown

Come to the library this Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. to check out books AND make some of your own! Artist Karen O. Brown will teach kids to make a beautiful book art out of everyday materials.Ages 6-12Interested in learning more about upcycling or re-using materials for fun projects? Check out these creative and funky books when you visit the library!

Scavenger Hunt Round 1 Completed

And the answers are...

Pete the Cat is Back!

The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Come on, Pete!"The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Hop on board!"If you love Pete the Cat as much as we do, then, boy do we have good news for you! Everyone’s favorite frisky feline is back and he has a driver’s license! (Wow, drivers beware!)

Keep on Digging, Summer Readers!

Summer Reading ends in one month, which means that you have until Aug. 24 to turn in your Summer Reading Logs and collect your prizes! Everyone who turns in a completed reading log gets a free book, plus the chance to win a Kindle Fire or tickets to a Nationals game.

New Mysteries, Vintage Covers

Shelving the new books a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on Stephen King's new book, Joyland, which has a distinctive cover (to say the least).

Tween Book Club Selection for July

Join us as we remember the Battle of Gettysburg

July marks the 150th anniversary of the historic battle at Gettysburg and in honor of this remembrance, the Tween Book Club will be examining C. M. Butzer’s Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel.  

Zinio: New Digital Magazine Downloads

Can't find your favorite magazine title on the shelf? Get it at home online.

Here at the Southeast Library, we get lots of requests for magazines that we don't have on the shelf, especially Consumer Reports. Though we have may have it at our other locations, that's not always a convenient way to get it, but now we have an exciting new option for accessing many popular magazine titles.

Pardon Our Dust!

Library programs suspended from July 8-23

Due to construction on the lower level of the library, all programs that normally take place in the meeting room will be suspended from July 8-23.

Summer Reading Event: Story Tapestries

Come experience the magic of storytelling at Story Tapestries! Storyteller Arianna Ross captivates children and adults as she weaves together the power of storytelling, dance, music, visual arts and the theatre.