One of the frustrating things about reading books with queer characters is that, until fairly recently, the publications that seemed to get the most attention were realistic plots that often involved grim coming-out stories. If you wanted to read about lesbian or genderfluid characters who just happened to be wizards, adventuring space pirates or awkward AIs, you were mostly out of luck.
Where has summer gone – no, really? Soon enough the weather will get nippy again and school buses will be rattling down the street. If you have been too busy this summer to read, here are some great book and movie combinations to get you caught up. These selections are fantastic for books clubs or for those of us who just plan to skip ahead and watch the movie!
After learning about this book from a review of Get Out, I knew that it was a must read. Set in 1963 Maricopa County, this mystery deals with racism, police brutality and reproductive rights in a strikingly relevant way. Author Dorothy B. Hughes’ precognition was clearly on point and this book proves that the past is truly prologue.
Meet your neighbors and learn how to take beautiful photos at our Petworth Photography Classes this summer. All classes are free but require online registration.
Click on the class title below to register. (Note: Registration for June and August classes will not open until a later date.) If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Warwick.
On Saturday, January 14, 2017, we will be very pleased to present author and musician Eric Litwin! He is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times best - selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. It’ll be all good!
Let's recreate the fun of a slumber party . . . without the overnight stay.
Pair your silliest winter sweater with you comfiest pajamas and wear them to our Silly Sweater & Pajama Party!
We will enjoy a group ice breaker game, winter crafts and a family film, “Zootopia”!
(Please Note: Pajama Storytime will be cancelled for the evening)
Keep your child's early literacy skills sharp this winter break! Register online for DC Public Library's Winter Reading Program and bring your eager and reluctant readers in kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade to the library on Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. for some yummy hot cocoa (with marshmallows!) as they read aloud from some of our most popular Easy Readers (at levels that are most appropriate for each children).