David stared at the screen, fingers hovering over the keyboard. It was his turn to write for the weekly library blog, and he didn't know what to write. He had signed up to write about sustainability, but quite frankly, he had that covered in the LibGuide he was writing.
Come see Mike Canning, author of "Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C."
We are excited about 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 first Reading Series event is Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Mike Canning.
Becoming a multilingual genius is a long process made easier by early exposure to languages. This is where Southeast Neighborhood Library's Hora de Cuentos can help. Join us for the first Monday of every month through August at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a special Spanish story time for preschoolers ages 2 to 5.
A robotic rabbit, an alien race called the Boov and animal-machine hybrids are just a few of the odd creatures you'll encounter in these five smart and engaging sci-fi books. Immerse yourself in bizarre worlds, alternate realities and re-imagined histories!
It's raining and I forgot my umbrella. The next train doesn't arrive for another 20 minutes. The motorcade is out again. U St is swarming and keeping me from my favorite Jamaican restaurant! Again! There are several opportunities for circumstance to put a damper on our day and I would like to offer a few reading suggestions that are sure to get you up and literally running towards happiness.
As a young girl, I loved books with strong female characters. I admired how these girls defied convention and exhibited courage and strength during tough situations. As a woman, these traits in real-life figures and in book characters still inspire me. These Friday Five picks are all about Girl Power!
You may have noticed that we were closed last Tuesday for the library's Staff Day. Though we hate to close the library for any reason, it was a great day of small training sessions and talks and included a little time for socializing among staff.
Hiking in and around Washington, DC is one of my favorite hobbies on the weekends. Whether it's driving out to Shenadoah National Park for an overnight trip of hiking or walking through the maze of trails in Rock Creek Park, there is a hike for everyone. My reading list contains materials that might provide motivation to get out on the trails, or books that have helped me once on the trail. Check out one of these items out and start your next hiking adventure!