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Books by current Democratic presidential candidates

If you’re planning on voting in the upcoming Democratic primary on June 2, 2020 -- and did you know you can register to vote at any DC Public Library location? -- you might be working out who it is you’d like to support.

Broken Faith

Cult-ure Shock

Nonfiction books about cults

We may not wish to be caught up in one ourselves, but cults can be endlessly compelling when it comes to reading material. From unbelievable journalistic endeavors to more personal memoirs offering narratives from behind the literal and figurative iron gates of these communities, a number of these stories have revealed the worst of our imaginations and beyond. Check out these titles for terror and hope in some of the most secretive groups history has seen.

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Favorite Books Turned into Movies

In this day and age, a reader might be hard pressed to find a book that has not been made into a movie, or several. I tend to read the book first and eventually get around to the movie at a later date. As we all know, sometimes the movie leaves out or condenses the happenings of the book so the story can fit either the director's vision or at least a two hour time frame. Here are my top five books that I have read that are also a movie. 

Sorry I'm Late I Didn't Want to Come by Jessica Pan

Beyond Susan Cain's "Quiet"

Books for introverts

With the holiday season wrapping up, us introverts sure are glad the parties are about over. Now, it’s finally time to take advantage of the winter weather and snuggle up with a book or ten. In the list below, find stories with which to commiserate, instruction on making the most of your introverted tendencies, and ideas on how to manage in a world built for our extroverted and ambiverted counterparts.

The Annotated Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Contextualizing "Little Women"

Critical and historical writing on Alcott's classic novel

There’s no doubt of the lasting popularity of Louisa May Alcott’s

Cluttered Mess to Organized Success

Beyond KonMari

10 Books to Help You Get Organized

If one of your goals for the new year is to get organized and declutter, you might not want to bring another book into the house -- at least, not permanently. The library is a great resource for books on organizing your home, digital files and your life.

Impeachment A Citizen's Guide by Cass Sunstein

Impeachment

What it all means and its history

Impeachment. It’s a word increasingly present in our news cycles and everyday discussions. Regardless of where your feelings on current events fall, you may be wondering what, exactly, “impeachment” means and what the process looks like. We’re here to help you navigate the goings-on on the Hill, starting with this list of books on the impeachment process and its history in the United States.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by L Pichon

Zoo-Wee-Mama!

Series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

There’s no doubt that Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is massively popular. Keeping the books on library shelves can be a huge challenge, and it’s always tough when we (the library staff) have to tell eager kids that the book in the series they’re seeking isn’t currently available.

The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri

Conquer Your Reading Challenge

Books under 200 pages

If you’re someone who likes to take on the annual Goodreads Reading Challenge but didn’t have as much time as you’d anticipated to read this year, you might be a bit nervous about reaching your goal before the clock strikes midnight at the end of the month. Fear not! It’s time to frontload short books to your to-be-read list and conquer your reading challenge.

Out of the Woods by Lynn Darling

Leave Me Alone!

Books about Solitude

After all the cookouts, parties, and other social events of the summer, it can be tempting to bunker down in the fall and spend some time alone. While we can’t all just drop our lives and make our merry way into the remote woods, we can escape through the power of books. Fortunately, there are plenty of books on solitude and the hermit life out there. This list will get you started.

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