Oh la la! Paris, the city of lights. A creative hub for writers and artists alike. After doing several French preschool story times, I’ve felt inspired to do a Friday Five list about this magical city. Through the pages of these children’s books, you can take a quick tour of the sights without having to spend a dime.
Some Book Suggestions from the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel
We are a mid-week in our two-part Saturday morning coffee tasting program. This past Saturday, as we sipped our delicious coffee and rich talk from Peregrine Espresso and Madcap Coffee, we learned about the complex and poetic vocabulary that coffee lovers use to describe what they are drinking.
Your memories of your favorite childhood stories are probably shaped and shaded by their illustrations -- Maurice Sendak's fascinating wild things; Beatrix Potter's mixture of science and whimsy; Eric Carle's bold, bright collages; or my favorite, W.W. Denslow's old-timey pen-and-ink drawings of Oz. When it comes to illustrated books, and picture books in particular, the artwork is at least as important as the words. Here are five fairly recently published books for kids with truly memorable artwork.
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.