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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Swords and Swoons

Young Adult high fantasy -- with a dash of romance

Swords, magic, political intrigue, and assassination attempts are just a few qualities that can make for an exceptional fantasy novel.  Romantic plotlines, when done well, add levels of tension and emotion that make the best high fantasy even richer and more emotional.  The love stories in these books are not necessarily the major story arc, but they won’t disappoint if you like a side of swoons with your action and adventure.

"Divergent"

Teen Movie Night

'Divergent'

We're hosting a screening party for Divergent in honor of the recent theatrical release of Insurgent, with snacks and Insurgent-themed giveways!

'Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington'

An author talk with Mike Canning

On Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m., author Mike Canning will present his research on the long history of Washington, D.C. in the movies, for the benefit and entertainment of fans of local history, politics, and the cinema alike. 

"Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine

A Contemporary Celebration of National Poetry Month

Six books that show contemporary poetry's range

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I've compiled a brief list of six (roughly) contemporary books of poetry that help display the range of styles, content, and ambitions that poetry offers readers today. With more poets writing now than perhaps any preceding age, it's literally impossible to read and enjoy all that the last couple of years have produced, let alone the last few decades. But never fear! There are poems to satisfy just about any reading appetite, and the DC Public Library has an excellent collection to choose from. 

What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris

A Trip Through English History

Historical mysteries

Take a trip through England and history by reading historical mysteries set in various eras of Britain’s past. Explore the dawn of British common law in the Plantagenet era, religious upheaval in the Tudor era, the beginnings of formal police services and investigation in the Victorian era, and social change in the Edwardian era, all while trying to figure out 'whodunnit' with citizens turned sleuths.

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Young Library Patrons Create a Poem

Read 'The Color GREEN' by Tenley Library’s kids

In March, spring came early to the Children’s Room at Tenley Library in the form of a book display about The Color Green.

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D.C. Cooks!

Cooking Workshop with Chef Jonathan Bardzik

Come join us for a cooking workshop with Jonathan Bardzik.

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April Teen Events

Come see what's going on this month!

April is here and that means a new month of events at Cleveland Park!  First, join us on April 8, as we show a screening of the movie The Bling Ring at 4 p.m. in the first floor meeting room. Refreshments will be provided.

Cover of Never Let Me Go

Clones in Fiction

Is a human clone any less of a human?

My taste in science fiction, I like to think, boasts a degree of range. Stories that take place in the near-future, the future-future, in space, on a different planet - I have favorites that fall in all of those categories. But across sub-genres, science fiction stories featuring clones always draw me in. I’m not exactly sure why. All of my favorite books about clones seem to pose the question what it really means to be “human" - maybe that's what it is.

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'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel

New drama series on WETA

He was Henry VIII's right hand man and played an influential role in English history. However, power and influence came with a heavy and dangerous price for Thomas Cromwell.

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