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Meditation Is for Everyone

Meditation and mindfulness for beginners and beyond

You’ve probably heard there are myriad benefits to practicing mindfulness and meditation - everything from reducing anxiety and stress, improving resiliency, and even reducing age and race biases.

Bear and Squirrel are friends

Friendship is the best ship

Picture books about friendships

Whether they last for a day or for a lifetime friendships are some of the most important relationships we have. Here are some great reads that explore the magic of friends. 

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Literary Coming of Age Fiction

Literature often isn't about an event happening; often the best stories are about small events and how they change someone. One of my favorite types of story is one where the narrator grows up and into themselves. Adolescence is a time of so much growth, development, and change that is ripe with narrative power. Here are some of my favorite coming of age stories:  

Akissi

My Introduction to Graphic Novels

Shamefully, I have to admit that I read my first graphic novel two months ago. I wrote them off as childish and because of my ignorance I have missed out on great books over the years. As with most of the books I read, I look for characters that I see myself in: characters that are beautiful, smart, responsible and passionate about the world around them. What makes it extra special for me is finding these qualities in Black people across the African diaspora. Surprisingly, finding graphic novels with such specific criteria was not hard to find in our catalog.  

What she ate

Food Stories

We often think of the "food" section at the library as a collection of cookbooks. While that is partly true, there is also a wealth of adventure among these shelves beyond recipes and diets. Most of our experiences -- childhood, friendships, career, etc. -- are shaped by or shared in the context of eating with other people…or sometimes alone. Here are a few of those experiences.

Membership Drive August 17th

Membership Drive at Rosedale Library

Have you ever thought about volunteering for the library, or just looking for a way to help out in the community?  Join us for an end of summer celebration and membership drive for the Rosedale Friends on Aug.17. Free food, giveaways, activities and a live performance by DC Strings courtesy of the Rosedale Friends.  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages welcome. Members of the Friends Group will be available to talk about membership options.

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood cover

Streaming Now

The books that inspired our favorite binge-worthy, Netflix or Hulu streaming originals. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

American Spy

A Woman's Work

Some of 2019's Best

In this anniversary year of Women’s Suffrage some remarkable and sure to be classic novels have emerged.  New voices like Lauren Wilkinson and established ones like Lisa See have created page-turning, literary works with strong female characters who don’t always realize their strengths.  Place your holds and check out these memorable gems available in hardcover, eBook or audiobook formats.

Solicitation Number: DCPL-2019-R-0105

Cafe` / Catering Operations & Workforce Development

Issue Date:  August 6, 2019 Pre-Proposal/Site Visit: August 16, 2019 (3:00 pm) Questions Cutoff: August 23, 2019 (2:00 pm) RFP Closing: September 6, 2019 (2:00 pm) Description: Partnership Support Program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library DCPL-2019-R-0105 RFP 

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When You've Read All the Raina Telgemeier... (Part 2)

...try some of these.

I didn't want to overwhelm you with too many titles in my first Raina readalikes post, but boy do I have more. If you love Raina Telgemeier's books so much that the only ones you haven't read are the ones she hasn't published yet, there are so many other books you can enjoy in the meantime!

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