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
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.