Neighborhood Library

Read Sci-Fi Award-Winning Books

Every year, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America give a prize to the previous year’s best science fiction novel.  Find these award winners at D.C. Public Library: Powers by Ursula Le Guin (2008) The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (2007) Camouflage by Joe Haldeman (2005) Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (2004) Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2003) American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2002)

Guide to Top Doctors

Find the Doctors Rated Best by other Doctors

To find out who the top doctors are around the country, nonprofit Consumers' Checkbook surveyed roughly 340,000 physicians to tell us which specialists they would want to care for a loved one. The Top Doctors database contains the names of over 23,000 doctors who were mentioned most often. Find top-rated doctors in the 50 largest metropolitan areas, in over 35 specialties, and more. This resource is available online at all D.C. public libraries.

Read National Book Award Winners in Poetry

The National Book Award, given since 1950, honors the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Read past poetry winners:

Join a Book Club

August Adult Book Club, The Lost City of Z by David Grann; August 20 at 7:30 p.m. (every 3rd Thursday) Back to School Book Club: come and talk about your summer reading, August 24 at 4 p.m. (teens) (every 4th Monday) Urbane Book Club, The Washingtonniene: A Novel by Jessica Cutler; August 25 at 7:30 p.m. (every 4th Tuesday) September Family Book Club, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; September 10 at 7 p.m. (family) (every 2nd Thursday)