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Beach Reads 2016

When you think of summer books, does your mind go to the thriller that you can't put down while you're at the beach? Do you think of setting aside some time to finally get to that classic book you've been meaning to read forever? Or maybe you just want to read about two people who definitely won't be getting together at the end (wink wink). I think that the books on this list would fit very nicely with a cold drink and the unbearable humidity that we know and love.

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More Than Just Music!

Music Moguls Write About Their Life Experiences

From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside, Queens by 50 cent and Ex, Kris

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Page-Turner Thursdays Presents:

Juneteenth: A Novel

The Anacostia Book Club will celebrate and examine the life and work of the famed author Ralph Ellison. His book entitled Juneteenth: A Novel was published in 1999. This particular work was written over the course of forty years, and the manuscript narrowly escaped destruction in a house fire. Years later Ellison's friend and biographer John F.

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Page Turner Thursdays Presents:

How It Feels to Be Colored Me

In celebration of Women's History the month, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will read and reflect upon one of the finest literary figures of American culture, Zora Neale Hurston.  In particular, the book club will discuss, How It Feels to Be Colored Me. This title was and remains very important to the literary movement of the time.  

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My Favorite Movies

This is a short list of the movies that I find myself going back to over and over. Some may have more humor than others, some may be a bit more bleak and serious, but they all have a great vision from the director, amazing acting, and a way of looking at the world that I find unforgettable.

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Page Turner Thursdays Presents: Girl on the Train

Happy New Year! The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is kicking the new year off right with our book of the month entitled, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  The book club will meet on January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the novel. Parking is available in our parking lot and off-street parking is available.  

Byte Back Registration

Register for a PC Basics class with Byte Back. Classes begin the week of January 11th. In PC Basics you will learn to:    Be able to name basic computer parts and functions Practice typing and using a mouse correctly Learn how to use email Search the Internet Create and manage files and folders Understand memory and storage basics

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Page Turner Thursday's Presents:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Read another great page turner in the month of October, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry investigates Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban whom they believe is one of Lord Voldemort's old allies. Reserve your copy today.  

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Fantastic First Novels

There’s a saying in music: a band has their whole lives to record their first album, and a year to record their second. I think that this idea could definitely apply to authors as well. Pressure that often appears after a great first novel can sometimes affect their entire creative process. Maybe that’s why first novels are often remembered fondly as introductions to fresh and idiosyncratic voices. Listed here are a few of my favorite first novels.

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Science Fiction for Beginners

Books for People (Like Me) Who Are Inexperienced Sci-Fi Readers

I've never had a particularly strong interest in science fiction, but over the last few years I've become more intrigued. These are a few of the titles that grabbed my attention through strong reviews, word-of-mouth, or talking with other DC library employees. I hope that these titles open up new avenues for you, or remind you of a time when you were just getting into science fiction as well.

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