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  • Jessica Spotswood photo

    "What I do when I'm not at the library: I'm writing or editing. I'm the author of four books for young adults..."

  • Chris K. Read Feed

    "Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.." -Aldous Huxley

  • Brittney T.

    “It makes sense that your most unique ideas feel terrifying, because they are creatively risky and also expose the inner workings of your brain.” -Chris Gethard, Lose Well

  • Morgan K.

    "Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew" -Jack Gilbert

  • Angel Mary Profile Picture

    "I am not a quitter. I will fight until I drop. It is just a matter of having some faith in the fact that as long as you are able to draw breath in the universe, you have a chance." Cicely Tyson

  • Carol A profile pic

    Never give up.

  • Julie S

    “I’ve flown through the air with the greatest of ease…”

  • Meet Shoshana G.

    "I once won a talent contest by walking upstairs in high heels while balancing a book on my head."

  • Gayle W.

    “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  • Miss Louise

    The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice, when speaking your mind or making your choice.

  • Latoya R

    I feel like it’s never enough time to do much in a day.

  • Alessandra N.

    Audiobooks count as reading. Graphic novels count as reading.

  • Megan M

    Get it in writing!

  • Angela B

    “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” ―Stephen King

  • Ms. Willis and her dog, Chestnut.

    "If I wrote an autobiography it would be called: Why Can't We Adopt All of The Dogs?"

  • Rachel F.

    Quote: “Never trust someone who has not brought a book with them.”- Lemony Snicket

  • "Everyday people and everyday acts of courage eventually change everything." - Ai-jen Poo

  • Claire A profile

    If you don't like a book, you can stop reading it.

  • Photo of Charisma L.

    "Everyday people and everyday acts of courage eventually change everything." - Ai-jen Poo

  • Brandy S.

    God, let me think clearly and brightly; let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences, let me someday see who I am. - Sylvia Plath

  • Jasmine S.

    I like baking and buying too much fabric for projects that I'm going to start on before I finish my current projects.

  • Bosnia National Library

    "I have a collection of bookmarks from places that I've seen or traveled. One of my bookmarks, which I bought in Belgrade, Serbia, has a pair of traditional peasant shoes attached to it."

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Want to meet with other like minds but don't want to go somewhere? We have meetups online that all are invited to join.
 

Twitter
What's Happening @dcpl? When?
#DCPLnewYA -- Jess shares the best of new YA fiction. Fourth Mondays,
12 p.m.
#audaciousbooks -- This is the DC Public Library companion to author Roxane Gay's new Audacious Book Club.  Fourth Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
#brownbagdc Book Chat -- A weekly book club to discuss what we're reading and what you're reading, often on a theme. Every Wednesday,
12 p.m.
#AskALibrarian -- Abigail and other librarians offer recommendations based on what type of book you express interest in reading. Every Thursday,
12 p.m.
Graphic Novel Friday -- Dish about the best and worst of graphic novels on #graphicnovelfriday Third Fridays, 1 p.m.

 
Pinterest
What's Happening? When?
Various boards of Pin-able goodness:
A Book For All SeasonsAdvanced Elementary ReadsContemporary PoetryJudge Me NotMulticultural Kids ReadsNew Adult FictionRead TogetherTeen Fantasy and more!
Any time!