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Real Things

The Lives of Inanimate Objects

Giving objects a personality and an imagined life has long been a part of play and great storytelling. Whether you have been reluctant to delve into an alternate perspective or you are circling back to a much loved style and subject, these much read classics make for thrilling reading.

Around American to Win the Vote

Celebrating Female Suffrage

Books for Kids and Tweens

August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote nationally. To celebrate, the entire year will be full of chances to learn about the 19th Amendment and to teach about and celebrate the women known as suffragettes, who fought for the 19th Amendment and for their ability to engage in the political process. 

Abe Lincoln at Last

Abe Lincoln in Children's Literature

While most children are introduced to American history in the classroom, it’s never too early to introduce them to historical figures, like President Abraham Lincoln! Lincoln is one of the most recognizable presidents in American history, and even before they enter school children may recognize “Lincoln” in top hats, tall presidents and the Lincoln Memorial. Living in Washington, D.C. makes his presence even more obvious, for many.

Let's Dance!

Twinkle Toes

Dance books for kids

Are your kids tired of staying inside, or are you a young person in search of a cool summer activity? Try dancing at home! This collection of story books and non-fiction books for toddlers and grade school-aged children is sure to get anyone tapping and twirling.

Prairie Lotus

Away

A Middle Grade Reading List

Like many of you, I have placed holds across many genres through the Library's Libby app and waited for wonderful reads to arrive in library. The list below was pulled from my favorite reads for tweens. If you've had a chance to read or listen to any of these books, congratulations. If not, they're well worth the wait.

Meditate with Me

Mindfulness & Meditation for Kids

We live in stressful times, and while adults may feel it acutely, children are not immune to the stressors of school, family, friendships and internal pressures. Whether toddler or tween, kids can benefit from mindfulness practices, meditation and yoga.

New Kid Book Cover

DC Family Reads Kicks-Off with New Kid by Jerry Craft

Get Psyched for Summer Challenge!

DC Family Reads is a new DC Public Library literacy program that compliments DC Reads, a program for adults and teens. DC Family Reads will include books that a family can enjoy reading, discussing and doing related activities together.

Dino-Baseball

Baseball and Feeling Fit!

For preschool children and families

Here are some books and video story books about baseball and staying fit and healthy. These items are available in the library's digital collections and aimed at preschool-aged children and their families.

sunshine

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

 Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the fifth day of May each year. You can't go out to celebrate this year, but you can celebrate at home! You can make maracas and a piñata using household items.

Collards

Chef Quarantine

Collard Greens Salad with Fried Plantain and Sumac

Did you ever think collard greens could taste so good?  Try this any time of the day salad to complete your meal.  This recipe will bring the family together to relax, converse and have fun in making a tasty springtime dish. May 2020 edition. of Bon Appetit Magazine, p.84 & 85 Collards Greens Salad w/ Fried Plantain and Sumac Stay tuned for next week's incredible recipe See you in the kitchen!

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