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.
The days are shorter, the leaves are falling, and there are already Christmas ads on TV. This can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving is almost here. Soon we will be stuffing ourselves silly, ideally surrounded by those we love.
For today’s Friday Five, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of books related to topics I think about when I think of Thanksgiving: food, family, gratitude, history and shopping.
I don't remember when I first learned how to play chess, I just remember loving it--even if I wasn't very good. My how times have changed! Instead of receiving a new fancy chess board for Christmas so I can keep practicing, I now download the app and play several people at once, each game lasting a few weeks!
One thing has remained not changed though: I enjoy winning. There is nothing more thrilling than a swift flick of your opponent's King piece and announcing "C-H-E-C-K-M-A-T-E!" (but no yelling in the library).