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The BBC's World Book Club

James Ellroy Talks About His Novel "American Tabloid"

Every month the BBC's Harriet Gilbert invites a world-renowned author to talk about their work and answer questions in front of a live audience. December's guest was James Ellroy, who spoke about American Tabloid, the first book of a trilogy focusing on the underbelly of 1960s America. Here's a chance to listen to the author talk about his creative process, his interests, and answer questions from a global audience.

Special October Children's Programs

A few one-time programs for the month of October...Saturday, October 17th, 10:00Twin Fun!A celebration for twins and their families/caregivers. Music, stories, snacks, and a chance to meet other 'twin' families!All twins under 10 and their familiy members are invited.Friday, October 30th, 10:00Halloween Story TimeJoin us for some Halloween fun with songs, stories, and a costume parade! Everyone (adults too!) is encouraged to come in costume.Ages 2-5.Saturday October 31st, 1:00-5:00Haunted Library!

New Book Club for Kids

The children's department is looking for independent readers younger than 14 who are interested in helping us start a book club. We would probably meet once a month. Other than that the details are to be determined by interested kids. Please drop by the children's room and talk to Polly, the librarian, or leave a message with your name and phone number if Polly isn't there. Or you can e-mail Polly.


This collection of Hispanic magazine articles covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Check Out Poetry Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize has been honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.Read these prize winners: The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin (2009) Time and Materials by Robert Hass (2008) Failure by Philip Schultz (2008) Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (2007) Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (2006) Delights&Shadows by Ted Kooser (2005) Walking to Martha's Vineyard by Franz Wright (2004)

Join D.C.-Metro Latin American Authors Group

This Meetup book club discusses literature by Latin American authors such as Garcia Marques, Carlos Fuentes and Isabel Allende.The club’s last book was Ingrid Betancourt’s Until Death Do Us Part, a personal autobiography about a woman who gave up a life of comfort and safety to become a political leader in a country being destroyed by terrorism, violence, fear and a sense of hopelessness.  Visit the book club’s Meetup site to find out more.