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Graphic Novel Girls

I have always been interested in graphic novels that have a woman or young girl as the main character. Maybe it's because when I was younger, I did not see a lot of female lead characters. Well, that has definitely changed. Here are some of my favorite Juvenile Graphic Novels with strong young women as leads. Snow White written and illustrated by Matt Phelan

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Books to Read after Watching "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

Netflix’s adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was such a hit, it’s possible you saw it without having read the book first. That’s the obvious first place to start to get your fix of teen romantic comedies, but if you want more, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these heart-eyes-inducing teen reads. In the immortal words of Peter Kavinsky, “Girl come on, you know I already got it.”

Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

The Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

Southwest Library book discussion, Sat., July 28 at 1:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., July 28.  This month's title, The Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos, winner of the 2014 National Book Award, offers a dramatic portrayal of life in contemporary China, one of the most rapidly evolving societies in the world today.

Latino Americans by Ray Suarez

Latino Americans by Ray Suarez

Southwest Library book discussion, 1:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library book discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 29.  Copies of this month's selection, Latino Americans by Ray Suarez, are available at the information desk.

The World is Waiting for You

Beyond "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

Commencement speeches by popular authors for your graduate

It’s almost summer, and graduation is just around the corner for many. Oh, the Place You’ll Go! will be bought for many grads, and with good reason.

Smashed Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas

Young Women, Real Lives

The experience of being a young woman is its own, whatever other challenges or interests go along with it.  Whether examining nature, negotiating the context of promiscuity or alcoholism, creating meaningful relationships with other women, or simply existing, these eight titles explore that experience with a sharp eye, some leading the reader to laughter and others to tears.

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

"The Gene" by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Southwest Library Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion on Saturday, June 30, at 1:30 p.m. Copies of this month's title, The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, are available at the Information Desk.

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Wednesday is for Writers at Southwest Library

Step into the Circle

Join the community of writers gathering every week at Southwest Library: 1st Wednesdays: Workshop Wednesdays Share your work and get feedback from the group. 2nd Wednesdays: Aspiring Writers Circle A café-style meetup where new and emerging writers get peer support.

Quiet by Susan Cain

Fabulously Introverted

Life at a slower pace

Recent psychological studies indicate that almost one half of the population is composed of persons who consider themselves to be introverts. Until recently, knowledge on introversion was limited, but in the past few years, an increasing number of titles on the subject of introversion have been published. Here are some resources to help you discover more about yourself, someone you know or both.

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

"The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman

Southwest Library Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. Copies of the May selection, The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, are available at the information desk. Please call the library at (202) 724-4752 for additional information.

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