What has a wet nose and loves kids? A P.A.L. dog.
Where do P.A.L. dogs love to listen to kids read? The Northeast Library.
On the fourth Thursday of every month, dogs and kids get together for a “Sit and Stay” Dog Story Time at 6:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Come hear a story, and then read to our furry P.A.L.* friends. You'll love it and the dogs will love you.
Children ages 5-12 are welcome. Kids under 9 must have adult supervision.
Come, sit and stay awhile. It'll be "pawsome."
This orientation will help you prepare for a three-hour Memory Lab session. Learn how to use lab equipment to digitize video and audio recordings, as well as how to scan photographs, slides and documents. Sign up for the orientation here.
Get tips from a local career development facilitator on your resume, job search and networking. Discuss topics and tips related to job searching. Workshop space is limited to 10 participants.
Call 202-698-0058 or stop by the Reference Desk to sign up.
You have a story to tell, a story that only you know the best. The urge to share that story washes over you and you begin to write and everything is fine... until you hit the wall. That’s when you need a friend to tell you your steps and whisper precious advice into your ears, for writing a book is like a thousand mile journey, long and arduous, complicated and mysterious, full of unsought twists in dark woods. Here I have collected five of the best friends you could ever imagine having with you, just in case you stumble on something.
Americans spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about what we're eating. And if we're not eating like we "should" we often carry a lot of guilt to the table with us. These cookbooks and memoirs encourage healthy eating to be joyful and indulgent, connecting us to both good taste and to the earth. The cookbooks range from easy, family friendly meals to more complicated gourmet fare, but they all focus on eating in season. By doing this the food is fresher, grown nearby and more likely to support a local farmer.
While parenting seems to often sap your brain of any ability to think deeply, it is the kind of work that it is often good to reflect on. What does it mean to be a parent? What are society's expectations of us? How can I do best by my kids? Am I imparting my most important values to my children? These are all things that float through parents' minds, but we rarely find answers to. The books in this list are a hodgepodge of people reflecting on raising kids and suggesting some general philosophies of parenting. Some are more academic and research based, while others are more memoirs.
Parenting books probably contain more conflicting advice on helping your child sleep than on any other topic. Everyone seems to feel strongly that their way is the only right way to guarantee a good night's sleep for baby and parents. While the books in this list are all focused on "gentle" sleep solutions (as compared to "cry it out" methods), even they do not all agree with each other about how to get your child to sleep.
They say writing is a solitary task. (That's true.) But sometimes you need the energy of a warrior and the inspiration of a teacher to continue, to overcome a block, to make it to the last sentence of your work.
No matter what you're working on, join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the conference room on the mezzanine level.
It takes one sentence a day to keep the writer's block away.
While no childbirth experience is probably "by the book," reading others' experiences and some professional tips can be empowering and encouraging. These books focus mostly on encouraging natural childbirthing methods and outline some of the difficulties with unneeded medical intervention in the process. However, as all these books will point out, part of the birthing process for many women is learning that they are not in control, and so there is also information here about what happens when medical intervention is called for.
Great Horror Novels by Authors Other Than Stephen King
Yes, we all know that Stephen King is the reading world’s Master of Horror and Sultan of Scare, and that he can churn out books faster than I can write this list, but he doesn’t own the market on tales of terror.
Our past experiences set a foundation for the rest of our lives and shape who we are today. Growing up and coming of age is not easy no matter the circumstances, and readers of the following books will see that there is no such thing as an ordinary childhood. Some of these experiences may be perceived as familiar and conjure nostalgia, while others will provide reason for thoughtful insight and gratitude. These autobiographical tales of youth are sure to inspire and enchant, and to evoke both sorrow and cheer.