Story Tags

YJ

Parklands-Turner Junior Comic Book Club

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Each month, library staff will select a popular title for you to enjoy. Children are encouraged to visit and read in the library, or check out the selected comics on display.  Better still, kids can select any comic titles from any library across the city and have them delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you!

The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed

The Hemingses of Monticello (part 1) by Annette Gordon Reed

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Community Discussion, Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a community discussion of Why We Can't Wait by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the information desk.  

Book to Film Series

Featuring Novels by and about African Americans

Join us the entire month of February for a special film series in celebration of Black History Month. Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are written by or about popular and famous African Americans, and will range in ratings from PG to R.

Fortune Smiles book cover

Fortune Smiles

The Georgetown Book Club's November Selection

"There is poetry and heartbreak on every page of Adam Johnson's extraordinary short story collection, Fortune Smiles," writes the National Book Foundation in praise of the title that they honored with the

book

Page Turner Thursday's Presents:

Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being

Page Turner Thursdays is offering a two for one deal this month.  Please read our book of the month Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the fight to be the world's fastest human being by Todd Balf.  

https://catalog.dclibrary.org/client/en_US/dcpl/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:931814/ada?qu=widowmaker

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will be discussing Widowmaker, a novel by Paul Doiron on Monday October 3 at 12 noon in Room B.

Handmaid's Tale

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

A Book Discussion

One of twelve works chosen for the theme, American democracy, this now classic novel by award-winning author, Margaret Atwood describes an America turned upside down by bigotry and zealotry while facing nationwide infertility.  Love, desire, jealousy and hate figure in the handmaid, Offred's recounting of her harrowing decline from free-spirited college student and happily married mother of one to veiled forced surrogate for various powerful men.  Similar to George Orwell's 1984, this tale is one powerful read.

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls

The Georgetown Book Club's October selection

This fall, the Georgetown Book Club takes part in DC Reads: Democracy with a discussion of Jennifer Close's 2016 novel The Hopefuls

book

Page Turner Thursday's

The Turner House: A Novel

We hope you enjoyed your summer and are in need of a new read heading into the fall.  If so, we have just the book. The Turner House: A Novel by Angela Flournoy will kick off our Page Turner Thursday's Book Club series for the month of September. The Turner's are a vibrant American family that have endured a lot.

Pages