Cooperate or Die! Learn how to play popular board games that require you to work as a team. You will have to communicate and cooperate with each other in order to save the world, escape danger and find hidden treasure.
Following the April 1968 assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Columbia Heights community was one of the neighborhoods that experienced riots. The All Souls Church Housing Corporation came together to reclaim the housing and dignity of the community. It grew from a sense of “faith in action,” that befitted the church's history.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District? Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about:
Join forces with other adventurers to explore a world of fantasy and danger. Experienced game masters will introduce you to the role-playing/storytelling game of Dungeons & Dragons. Dungeons & Dragons is a classic role-playing game set in a fantasy universe where players can bring their imagination to life.
Resilience as a defining character trait in fiction
This list came out of a reference question that I got recently -- a patron I've gotten to know over the years asked for books about people dealing with hard situations -- and doing something about them.
The question bounced around in my head for a few days. She was graciously willing to wait for an emailed list, since it was the end of the day when she asked the question...and it finally hit me. She wanted books about survivors. Not quite Robinson Crusoe, but someone who navigated the mess of the world and came out better for it.
Following in the Mad Max series is Mad Max Fury Road.
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.-taken from imdb.com
Will they succeed? Find out Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.
Charlie is our newest PAL volunteer and will visit the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.
Here are 10 fun facts about Charlie:
1. Charlie is a rescue dog.
2. Charlie was born in 2011.
3. Charlie is super fast and loves to run!
4. Charlie loves to give kisses.
I love graphic novels. The artwork and design can add so much to a reading experience.
One of my favorite genres of graphic novels is autobiographies and memoirs. I find something so intriguing about seeing the way artists represent their own selves and lives in their art. This list includes some autobiographical stories and memoirs from amazingly talented female writers and artists.
A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Wacth with us Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.
See you there!
Summer time and road trips go hand in hand. There is something about the warm weather that draws us out and makes us want to look for adventure. The magic of the open road and the wide variety of sights, sounds, and smells has made for many great stories. The collection of characters, the big moments, and the quiet in between the miles set the stage for fun, reflection, and the unexpected.
'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,' by Bryan Stevenson
Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson has dedicated his life to defending those who are most in need: the wrongly condemned, the poor, women and children trapped in the justice system.
Stevenson has written an engaging and unforgettable account of his work, beginning with one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit. The complexities of this case influenced and set Stevenson on the path of mercy and justice, a path he continues to follow today.