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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.


Human Resources Achievement Program

Workforce Development Training

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library is happy to present a 12-week program offered by HRAP, Inc., Human Resources Achievement Program.  HRAP, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C. that strives to empower young adults. This program will focus on job searching, but not in the way that many such programs do. Instead of focusing on things like resumes and online job searching strategies, this program will be concerned with the inter-personal aspects of the process.

The Noticer



Birthdays and the new year: as these two days approach, we tend to do a self-evaluation. You may sit and reflect about the changes you want, you need or should make in your life both professionally and personally. However, once you have completed your list, you can likely get stuck on the method of making the changes. All of these books were recommended to me by various people to read. I started out reading these books for pleasure. Over time, however, these books have assisted me in overcoming some issues I was suffering from during different periods of my life.

DC Bookdiva Publications

D.C. Bookdiva Publications Presents...

An author visit series

Do you love to write? Are interested in becoming an author? Look no further!


Page Turner Thursdays Presents:

Delicious Foods

Darlene, a young widow and mother devastated by the death of her husband, turns to drugs to erase the trauma. In this fog of grief, she is lured with the promise of a great job to a mysterious farm run by a shady company, with disastrous consequences for both her and her 11-year-old son, Eddie--left behind in a panic-stricken search for her.

Choir Director

Church Folk

Slightly scandalous urban Christian Fiction

There is a genre of fiction that is categorized as Urban Christian. The story lines often reveal emotional and spiritual conflicts within urban church settings. The intensities between the spiritual and secular warfare can range from the horrific to the comedic. Of course, sex and violence heighten the novels’ appeal. My reaction to these non-stop scandals that are occurring in the church and outside the church is WOW. These authors offer intriguing plots and characters that demonstrate that nobody is exempt from being involved in church scandal.

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True Life Terror

Before I started working at the library, I read almost exclusively fiction books. Seeing all of the great nonfiction titles available, however, reminded me of the pleasures of reading stories of real life. Some of the titles on this list are historical and some are more modern, but they are all gripping tales, made even more gripping by the fact that they are true.

The Cartel

Non-Stop Page Turners

Urban Fiction

Urban Fiction are books about street drama, many with characters that are forced into the street life, learning how to survive at a young age. Many of the books feature "mature content." There are three words that I use to describe these books: non-stop page turners.

Balm: A novel

Page Turner Thursday's Book Club Presents:

'Balm: A Novel'

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library invites you to join us June 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss our book of the month, Balm: A Novel.  

Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles

Page Turner Thursdays Book Club

'Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles'

Join us May 28 at 7 p.m. as we discuss our book club selection for the month of May, Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles by A.L. Herbert.