Toni interviews a local author whose YA historical fantasy novel will be published by Simon and Schuster this fall
Sasha Peyton Smith is an author who currently resides in Washington, D.C. I talked to her about her writing process, her upcoming novel and what inspirations she had in creating her story. Her YA historical fantasy novel The Witch Haven comes out this fall! Check the DC Public Library catalog for her book in our collection at that time.
Sheridan Waters, Teen Council employee, interviews historical fiction writer Amy Trueblood.
Amy Trueblood grew up in Southern California only ten minutes from Disneyland which sparked an early interest in storytelling. Her debut novel, Nothing But Sky, was a Spring 2018 Junior Library Guild selection.
As we remember Hollywood legend Cicely Tyson, take some time to watch, listen and read with the library about Tyson's long, beautiful life.
In Her Own WordsCicely Tyson: Just as I Am, thememoir, was just released on Jan. 26. Read or listen to the book with your library card.
Annual MLK Library tradition returns as a virtual event
Pictured: Martin Luther King, Jr. with his son, Martin Luther King III, and Walter Fauntroy on March 12, 1967 in a convertible at the start of a parade at Dunbar High School that ended at Cardozo High School. King was in D.C. to promote Fauntroy's MICCO program and Shaw neighborhood development.
Toni writes about a historical landmark in Georgetown with a spooky background
What's made of stone and centuries old? The Old Stone House located on M St. NW is the oldest unaltered building in D.C. It was built around 1765-1766 when D.C. wasn’t D.C. yet but instead Maryland. For decades it was thought that the Old Stone house was formerly Suter’s Tavern, a local inn that George Washington once stayed in.
Destineé writes about this spot perfect for learning about history, nature, or just taking some awesome Instagram photos
The Teen Council writes about their favorite local spots near where they live and work. In this piece, Destineé writes about the nature and history that can be discovered at the National Arboretum, located at 3501 New York Avenue NE.