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Good Taste in Coffee... Good Taste in Books

Some Book Suggestions from the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

We are a mid-week in our two-part Saturday morning coffee tasting program. This past Saturday, as we sipped our delicious coffee and rich talk from Peregrine Espresso and Madcap Coffee, we learned about the complex and poetic vocabulary that coffee lovers use to describe what they are drinking.

Your Friday Five

Books That Fright and Excite

Stephen King is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers, so I wanted to share a few of his books that I have enjoyed so far as well as some titles I look forward to reading.

Your Friday Five

Illustrations Worth Checking Out

Your memories of your favorite childhood stories are probably shaped and shaded by their illustrations -- Maurice Sendak's fascinating wild things; Beatrix Potter's mixture of science and whimsy; Eric Carle's bold, bright collages; or my favorite, W.W. Denslow's old-timey pen-and-ink drawings of Oz. When it comes to illustrated books, and picture books in particular, the artwork is at least as important as the words. Here are five fairly recently published books for kids with truly memorable artwork.

Friday Five

Women Doing Their Thing

I love reading stories of empowered women so I am sharing some of those with you this week.  Some will will inspire, others will caution, most are true, but all are enjoyable summer reads.  

The Library is Sooooo Cool

Comic Books, Hep Cats, and Yumminess

Our air conditioning was out last week, but it's been fixed and now it's downright frigid in here.... very very cool. Here are some other cool things at the library this summer.

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series

Come see Louis Bayard, author of "Roosevelt's Beast."

We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill. Our next Reading Series event is Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Louis Bayard.

Southeast Library Closed Today

Southeast Library is closed today, Friday, July 25 due to high temperatures in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Repairs to Southeast's Front Entrance Coming in August

In order to better serve the public, the front entrance of the Southeast Library will undergo repairs and upgrades this August. This work will consist of replacing the front door and installing security controls.  Work will take place between Thursday, August 14 and Monday, August 25. The preliminary work schedule is as follows: Thursday, August 14 - Work will be performed from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The front entrance will be open to the public. Friday, August 15 - Work will be performed from 6 to 9 a.m. The front entrance will be open to the public. 

Southeast Library is Temporarily Closed

Southeast Library is currently closed due to high temperatures in the building. All events today are cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Friday Five: Beach Books

Take a Mental Trip to the Beach

If you don't have time to get to the beach, let these books transport you there without ever leaving the city.