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November Staff Pick

Artemisia is a young novice training to be a Gray Sister, cleaning the bodies of the dead so they don't haunt the living. The work means she won't have to hear other people talk about her.

We March, by Sane W. Evans

110 Books for 110 Years

How Many on Our List Have You Read?

We hope you'll enjoy this list of 100 great books, compiled for the occasion of the Takoma Park Library's Centennial in November, 2011.  We will continue to add great new titles every year.  These titles are owned by the DC Public Library, and most of them come in other formats, too -- such as audiobooks, DVDs, playaways, and ebooks! Wednesday, Nov. 17 marks the 110th "birthday" for the Takoma Park Library. We are updating this list to include books published through 2021 for a total of 110 titles! Check them out today:

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Now Streaming: Indigenous Peoples around the World

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, discover the stories of indigenous peoples around the world. Below are a selection of titles available on Kanopy. Watch these and many more with your library card! "Kū Kanaka (Stand Tall)" (2017)

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Handy Tech Manuals

Guides for Beginners

Create something and want to share it online? Have a new digital device and want to learn more about how it works? Check out these handy tech guidebooks to get started! Copies are available to check out from the library system.

Stranded with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare

How To: Marry a Billionaire

As the federal government continues to figure out a way that they will not run out of money, this is the perfect time to reflect on your own financial situation. Do you have enough money to pay your bills this month, this year, for the rest of your life? Well, a perfect way to make sure you do is to marry a billionaire.

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Now Streaming: October Frights!

Ready to be scared and thrilled this Halloween season? Be frightened with these classic and contemporary titles available on Kanopy! Find these and more with your library card. "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964)

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September Staff Picks

Retracing George Washington's travels in the modern day. A lady's maid with connections to a dangerous enemy. Here are two adult titles I enjoyed reading this month. Copies are available to check out and download from the library system. Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber

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The Last Duel by Eric Jager

Staff recommendation

In 1386, Jean de Carrouges returned home to France from fighting in Scotland. His wife, Marguerite, had stunning news for him. She told him that Jacques Le Gris, a squire, had entered their home and forced himself on her.

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More Historical Fiction with Faith

Enjoy these stories of love and faith from colonial times to early 20th century America. Following up on my previous list of Christian fiction titles, here are other novels I've enjoyed. Copies are available to check out and download from the library system. 

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August Staff Picks

Encountering Russian royalty. Suffragists arrive in the District to be heard. Uncovering a plot. What makes readers do strange and amusing things with books. Below are titles I enjoyed. Copies can be checked out and downloaded from the library system. The Women's March by Jennifer Chiaverini

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