My two favorite kinds of books are those that make me laugh and those that make me supremely uncomfortable. If a book can do both, it has my heart forever.
If you find dark comedies as satisfying as I do, you might want to try one or more of the following titles:The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
My goal everyday is to try and learn something new. Often the Internet will teach me a thing or two, but I also have found a few books that help with these daily lessons.
The books listed below are great pick-me-ups, and I mean this in the literal sense. Pick them up and get your daily dose of knowledge in just a few minutes. It could be right before bed, waiting for a doctor's appointment, or out at lunch. Sometimes it might just be a refresher on that subject you forgot about, and sometimes it offers that great tidbit to bust out at the next cocktail party.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.
Our recent series of classes on downloadable content from the library website have been a great success. Every class, we hear someone say some version of "I didn't know the library had this!"
The classes have also highlighted some of the fabulous fitness videos available with your library card -- the perfect complement to our in-library programs.
Women's History Month starts in just a few days! We have lots of events planned all over the city that teach about overcoming the challenges that women face now and the challenges women faced in the past, told via films, historical reenactments, and storytelling for adults and children.
In celebration of the activists, feminists, and women who came before us, here are five excellent feminist-themed reads that will make March more enlightening.
Grown-up books are so boring. They're long and slow. Their covers are boring. I'm never going to find a book I like.
Do these phrases come out of your teenager's mouth? Or perhaps your friend's? Don't fret. You may not believe it but I, your neighborhood librarian, once uttered the very same words. Friends, I was a reluctant adult reader. For most of high school it was school reading and magazines only.
Valentines Day is the perfect time to think about.... solitude. At this time of year when we feel all kinds of pressure to find the perfect match, it can be healthy to reflect on what it means to be ok with yourself, to be happy in your own company.
So, even though we are hosting a slate of speed-dating sessions this month, allow me to also suggest five books that lift up our capacity for solitude and self-reliance.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
As a child I went to a lot of museums with my artistic grandmother. Lucky for her, I loved them as much as she did. I even liked reading books about museums! As an adult, I still like reading books about museums.
Here are some of the titles that got me started. For families who love art or adventures, these artistic adventures are a fun way to explore museums or prepare for a visit from the comfort of home.
Every once in a while you just need pictures to accompany your literature. Luckily, literary creative minds have developed the "Graphic Novel" and, indeed, they are novels. This is a selection of the most recent graphic novels to stir up my imagination, and I hope you enjoy!
Sagaby Brian K. Vaughan