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Your Friday Five

Foodie Reads

It seems like everyone these days is a self-proclaimed foodie, myself included.  In this Friday Five, I include some of my favorite books that display a person's intimate relationship with food.  So stop eating, and start reading!  Or, as I prefer, do both at the same time!  

Your Friday Five

Young adult titles to make you laugh.

I like dark dystopias, gritty street lit, and tragic tales of heartbreak just as much as the next YA reader. Sometimes it can all feel a bit heavy, though, and that's when it's time to seek out something lighter -- or at least something with levity. If you, too, are looking for stories sure to deliver some laughs (and maybe an occasional tear as well), check out these five titles; I wouldn't call them all comedies, but each of them definitely have a generous sense of humor. 

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series

Come see Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C."

We are excited about our continuing 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 Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Southeast Library with Garrett Peck.

Your Friday Five

The Honest Parents edition

Kids have a way of bringing out the best and worst in their parents. One minute they are writhing around on the floor because they “don’t know how to stand up” and the next minute, they are climbing on your lap because they need a hug. Luckily, there are lots of writers who have managed to find the humor in the absurd, and have chronicled their journey as parents, often times online. Sometimes sweet, sometimes profane, these titles might help you get through those long weekends of sitting at home while your child sleeps in the other room.

Father's Day Crafts

Let's Show Dad Some Appreciation

Sunday, June 15 is Father's Day!  That's the day we get to say "Thanks!" and he gets to love the token of appreciation we just handed over.  The problem always seems to be, "What do I get him?! I don't think he needs more socks."  Luckily for everyone on Saturday, June 14 we have a craft program dedicated to helping you show your old man some appreciation.

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LGBTQ characters in YA

It's the beginning of June, which means Capital Pride is happening as I type and DCPL has some great upcoming programs and events celebrating the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to:a three-night Pride Movie Week here at Southeast beginning Tuesday, June 10an ongoing monthly LGBTQ Youth MeetUp at Dorothy I.

Pride Movie Fest

In celebration of Pride Month, we will be having a three-day Pride Movie Fest starting Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m.  Join us as we laugh, learn, and clutch our pearls with our exciting line-up starting with documentaries surveying homosexuality in Hollywood films and Bayard Rustin's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

5th Annual Tour de DCPL

Approximately 40 bicyclists participated in the 5th Annual Tour de DCPL, Saturday, May 17. The free, community bike ride highlights DC Public Libraries by riding between locations throughout the city.

Zumba Mondays in June

Summer is almost here and it's time to make fitness a priority!   Come to Zumba and dance your way to a healthier and happier you!

Friday Five (and a Half)

Meta-Blogging About Meta-Fiction

David stared at the screen, fingers hovering over the keyboard. It was his turn to write for the weekly library blog, and he didn't know what to write. He had signed up to write about sustainability, but quite frankly, he had that covered in the LibGuide he was writing.