Celebrate National Poetry Month with DC Public Library
Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with DC Public Library! This April, DC Public Library invited residents ages 6 and up to submit a haiku to the 2022 Haiku Contest around the following themes:
✎ Your love of books, reading or the library,
✎ Something small that gives you joy,
✎ DC in springtime, or
Can you guess the inspiration behind these musical hits?
Many musicals have been inspired by books and movies before they ever made it big on Broadway. While most theatres remain closed, we can still enjoy the the sources of our favorite shows, even if we can't see them live.
Stop by the Northeast Library anytime in August to try your hand at some trivia to show your knowledge of the history of musical theatre adaptations.
Winners will be contacted by Email to pick up a prize!
Celebrate our 125 years of DC Public Libraries by participating in a writing contest at Northeast Library throughout the month of June. Open to all ages. Imagine what the library might be like in 125 more years. What sort of programs might be there? What would the buildings or furniture need to be like? What types of special technology might the library offer for the community?
Russia has been in the news a lot over the last four years and usually not in a good light. There is that thing called the 2016 election and Russia’s interference. The United States and Russia/The Soviet Union have not always had the best rapport but, love it or hate it, Russia is addictive. Its people are beautiful and strong. And, while cold and allusive at first, they are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in the world.
We certainly live in times of great divisiveness: politically, economically and racially. We live in a very complex country varying from region to region in its political persuasions, cultural backgrounds, and systems of belief. The following books take aim by their respective authors of truly seeking to understand a group of “other” Americans and why they believe what they do and why they pursue the things they do.
There are places that we are advised or warned not to travel to. There are places that are unstable. There are places that are downright dangerous and that should be avoided at all cost. Syria and Mali come to mind. Our Department of State keeps citizens abreast with its list of “Travel Advisories.” It’s usually a good idea to take a look at this service before embarking upon a trip outside the United States. I’ve selected a few graphic novels and one other book to highlight traveling to countries such as these.