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Water Warrior and Lens Legend: Indigenous Luminaries Lead DC Public Library's Native American Heritage Events
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the DC Public Library has scheduled a lineup of compelling events headlined by New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom and acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur.
Diwali, also spelled Divali, is one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, lasting for five days from the 13th day of the dark half of the lunar month Ashvina to the second day of the light half of the lunar month Karttika. Celebrated by more than 800 million people around the world, the word Diwali is Sanskrit and it means "row of lights."
Three Novels Anchor Community Dialogues on Culture, Ambition and Human Interaction
November is Native American Heritage Month and as we honor the multitude of stories, traditions and histories of Indigenous Americans, we share a special appreciation for the Nacotchtank, Piscataway, and Pamunkey tribes with a story about historical preservation efforts at DC Public Library.
Crafting an original story is a rewarding endeavor but the scope of a novel can also feel daunting! To get the low-down on what it is like to be a writer we sat down with three authors who work at DC Public Library, Tracy Cross, Joy Jones and Jessica Spotswood.
The DC Public Library sounds the alarm on the escalating threats to intellectual freedom with its theme for this year's Banned Books Week: “Freedom is Not Guaranteed.”