Looking for a new author? No time for a full length novel? No problem! The library has many short story collections and essay compilations so you're sure to find one that will interest you and just might lead you to a new must read author.
Below are just five of the many options so take a look at one today.
Whenever I plan a story time for children, I always try to choose books that are fun and engaging. Some of my favorite books are the ones that children can interact with. If they play a role in the storytelling, they are more likely to pay attention and have a positive attitude towards reading. Below is a list of some of my preferred interactive books for children between the ages of 2 and 5.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
China Dolls, Lisa See
Three young ladies meet in San Francisco in the 1930s as they audition for the glamorous life of dancers at a new night club. They search for fame, love, and friendship while confronting racism, and when WWII breaks out, rising anti-Japanese sentiment throws a wrench in their plans! Read it, love it.
One of the most interesting things in historical fiction is that authors can insert real historical figures into a story. These real people can interact with the fictional characters and impact the events of the story to lend some realism to a novel. These five books feature, but are not about, characters that were real people as interesting counterpoints to the fictional characters in the books.
Even if you have not been listening to the new podcast Serial, you have probably heard about it. This weekly investigation of a 15-year-old murder has become one of the most listened-to podcasts in the country; people cannot seem to wait for the next chapter to come out.
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.