For classic anime fans around the world, reading the manga source material can provide a slightly different view of the overall story. Here at DC Public Library, we offer a number of classic titles that span the genres of action, suspense, comedy, slice of life, dystopian, dark undertones and many more. If you are familiar with classic anime and would like to delve into classic manga, consider the following titles below.
Dark fairy tales & magical stories written for grown-ups.
✔ Fairy tale fan
✔ Believe magic might exist
✔ Enchanted by magical wizards and worlds that grant wishes
✔ Attracted to descriptors like bleak, dark and disturbing
✔ Have a penchant for the macabre
✔ Delight in the shadowy, unsettling parts of your favorite fantasy worlds
The most talked about television series of this decade just concluded with an eight season run at the top. As many hardcore fans already know, HBO's Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. If you're an avid reader of fantasy realms, heroic quests, strange magic, or grandiose battles -- please consider the following recommendations.
The Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) is a prestigious honor that acknowledges groundbreaking work in the literary world. As Women's History Month is celebrated all throughout the month of March, please consider these award winning titles that are available at DC Public Library.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Engaging intros to science topics for preK-2nd graders
Why is the sky blue?
Why do dogs wag their tails?
Why don’t I float away when I hold a balloon?
If you have a kiddo in your life, you probably encounter questions like these all the time. These questions are beautiful proof that children are budding scientists, eager to explore how and why things work. But, um, they’re really dang tough to answer.
Pop culture has been abuzz over the latest book to film adaptation: Netflix's Bird Box. The overnight sensation walks the line of a post-apocalyptic, psychological thriller featuring Sandra Bullock and her two children evading a mysterious presence to reach safety. The film has generated much curiosity toward the source material and DC Public Library has everything you need for your movie to book comparison needs.
In 2018, teens used their voices to demand change. They advocated for themselves, for their families and for each other by attending protests, participating in campaigns, and contacting representatives in their local and federal governments.
The advocacy of teens has often been overlooked and their power is minimized. These books highlight the issues teens face today, how you can affect change in your community, and introduce the voices of teen activists.