We all know that there have been some maddening movie adaptations of our favorite books. Our favorite scenes get cut, the characters don't look like how we imagined them, or the producers completely change the entire plot or worse, the ending. T.V. adaptations, however, have become more popular in recent years. With more episodes and longer run times, these adaptations of our favorite books might prove to be more accurate and more fulfilling than their film counterparts. Graphic novels in particular are having a moment in the T.V.
What makes a novel? A poetry collection? A memoir?
The following books defy classification. They dare librarians to place them in fiction rather than poetry, or with the biographies instead of the short stories. Regardless of where we put them on the shelf, these books are interesting and dynamic and they will test the limits of your imagination.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with DC Public Library
Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with DC Public Library! This April, DC Public Library invited residents ages 6 and up to submit a haiku to the 2022 Haiku Contest around the following themes:
✎ Your love of books, reading or the library,
✎ Something small that gives you joy,
✎ DC in springtime, or
The 2021 Haiku Contest was a great success at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! We received so many thoughtful entries and it was a joy to read each one! Thank you to all who participated! Here are the winning entries:
Banned Books Weekis observed at the end of September each year, celebrating our ability to freely and openly access information! Here's a list of books that have either been challenged and/or banned due to content. Though challenged, these titles offer diverse ideas and perspectives.
The "new normal," as a result of the public health emergency, encourages more time spent at home. Maybe you've picked up a new hobby, brought a new pet-- maybe (like me) you've invited new houseplants into your space. This shortlist is dedicated to caring for houseplants.