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A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

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Young Adult Historical Fiction by Women of Color

To celebrate Women's History Month, I've compiled some fantastic young adult historical fiction written by women of color.   

In the News: Northwest Current Covers Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Modernization

In this week's Northwest Current, Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan was interviewed about the status of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library modernization. The building, which is scheduled to open in 2020, is 51 percent complete. In the article, Reyes-Gavilan discussed what people will see when they return to the building and how the renovations will continue to support the values that King preached. 

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Graphic Novels and Nonfiction to Share with Kids

Connect with little literatis through graphic works

Sometimes, the best way to connect with the kids in your life is over a good book. But you might be wondering what constitutes a good book when it comes to little literatis. Fear not, the Children’s Librarian is here! Below, find six great graphic novels (and two graphic format nonfiction) to share with kids, whether you’re looking to start a conversation or just want a good story.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

What to Read after "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Read-Alikes and Contextual Texts

Published in 1892, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman has left a lasting impression on readers interested in feminism and mental health. While Gilman’s is one of the better-known stories about women, mental health and their treatment in western society, many authors have also approached the subjects before and since its publication.

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I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel   I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel You were famous, your heart was a legend. You told me again you preferred handsome men But for me you would make an exception. And clenching your fist for the ones like us Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty You fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind, We are ugly but we have the music."             -Leonard Cohen, Chelsea Hotel #2  

Bad With Money, by Gaby Dunn

She's got a mouth on her!

Outrageous memoirs by women

In honor of Women’s history month, here is a list of great memoirs by women. Everyone has a story, and reading the memoirs of remarkable, interesting women is a great way to get inspired this March. Here are a few great choices to get you started, from comedic essays to financial memoir.  

My Sister the Serial Killer by Okinkan Braithwaite

Not Your Dream Girl

Fall in love with some weird, rude, gross and otherwise complex ladies in these insightful page-turners, all written by female authors.

Podcaster Whitney Reynolds lit Twitter on fire when she suggested that women describe themselves as a male author would.

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Award Season

Award Winning Children's Books 2019

Welcome to (picture book) award season!  Winners of the Randolph Caldecott Medal have been announced so put on your fanciest attire and settle in with one of these award winning children’s books. Check a copy out today or log in to get on to the wait list for one of these in-demand titles.

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A Right to the City

Page Turner Thursday Presents: Mayor For Life

In celebration of DC Public Library "A Right to the City" campaign.  The Anacostia Neighborhood Library will read Mayor For Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.  written by Marion Barry, Jr. and Omar Tyree.  A blurb from the book jacket reads, "Marion Barry four-term mayor of Washington, D.C.

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Video Basics

Come learn the basics of shooting video during this Studio Lab Express program. In this class, you will learn key elements of producing and shooting your videos. You will leave with  knowledge of best practices for capturing great video and great audio regardless of the situation that you are shooting in. Limited space is available and sign-up is required. Sign up here.

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