Come see Louis Bayard, author of "Roosevelt's Beast."
We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill. Our next Reading Series event is Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Louis Bayard.
In order to better serve the public, the front entrance of the Southeast Library will undergo repairs and upgrades this August. This work will consist of replacing the front door and installing security controls. Work will take place between Thursday, August 14 and Monday, August 25. The preliminary work schedule is as follows: Thursday, August 14 - Work will be performed from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The front entrance will be open to the public. Friday, August 15 - Work will be performed from 6 to 9 a.m. The front entrance will be open to the public.
It seems like everyone these days is a self-proclaimed foodie, myself included. In this Friday Five, I include some of my favorite books that display a person's intimate relationship with food. So stop eating, and start reading! Or, as I prefer, do both at the same time!
I like dark dystopias, gritty street lit, and tragic tales of heartbreak just as much as the next YA reader. Sometimes it can all feel a bit heavy, though, and that's when it's time to seek out something lighter -- or at least something with levity. If you, too, are looking for stories sure to deliver some laughs (and maybe an occasional tear as well), check out these five titles; I wouldn't call them all comedies, but each of them definitely have a generous sense of humor.
Come see Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C."
We are excited about our continuing partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.Our next Reading Series event is Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Southeast Library with Garrett Peck.
Kids have a way of bringing out the best and worst in their parents. One minute they are writhing around on the floor because they “don’t know how to stand up” and the next minute, they are climbing on your lap because they need a hug. Luckily, there are lots of writers who have managed to find the humor in the absurd, and have chronicled their journey as parents, often times online. Sometimes sweet, sometimes profane, these titles might help you get through those long weekends of sitting at home while your child sleeps in the other room.