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Calling All Dr. Seuss Fans

Novel read-a-likes to engage even the most devoted enthusiasts!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as the beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss, celebrated a birthday this March. Dr. Seuss’s books have long delighted audiences with their imagination and whimsy. But if your child has exhausted these classics, why not try some of these texts to discover some new read-a-likes?

If I Built a Car

Staff Pick: If I Built a Car

Take a ride in a car that’s equipped with a pool and an instant snack bar-- This car is way cool! This car has a fish tank and can be used as a plane. It’s also a boat-- This car is insane! This rhyming book, I recommend that you read, I’m sure that you’ll finish it with great speed. Get lost in Jack’s vivid imagination- Don't delay!

Drum Dream Girl

Staff Pick: Drum Dream Girl

Drumming is not gender specific.

Maisy Goes on a Plane

Staff Pick: Maisy Goes by Plane

Kids, if you want to get the inside scoop on taking a trip on a plane, this book is for you! Maisy highlights just how exciting it can to be to take a flight. Join Maisy and get a preview of her wonderful experiences before your next flight. Check Out Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins the next time you visit the library, or place a hold at the link!

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March's Tough Topics: Special Needs and the Differently-Abled

In 1987 President Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” to provide the encouragement, independence and opportunities Americans with developmental disabilities need to reach their potential. As interpreted by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, “Developmental disabilities are severe chronic disabilities that can be cognitive and/or physical, appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong. Some developmental disabilities are largely physical issues, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy.

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Meet Ruthie!

A Mt Pleasant Library Volunteer

Ruthie is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when her schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Ruthie:   Ruthie was born on December 2, 2014 in Maryland.

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Elevator Out

The elevator at Petworth is not currently functional. Please bear this in mind as you visit the library with young children and those who may have difficulty with stairs.

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S.T.E.A.M. Team Makes a Movie

On Monday, February 29th Southeast Library held our first S.T.E.A.M. Team meeting for kids ages 6-12. Participants learned about making a movie! Together, they wrote, produced, shot, acted in, and edited a movie trailer using iMovie. The result was It Happened in the Library. Make sure to watch our behind-the-scenes trailer about making It Happened in the Library called S.T.E.A.M. Team: Movie Time.

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What's Herstory?

Suggested reading for Women's History Month

Why do we celebrate Women's History Month? Well, why do we learn history? To help us build a better future. It's important we learn every side of history, and that includes the roles of women and their influence on the present. Below, I have compiled a small list of books that everyone should read, especially during Women's History Month. Not only are these books informative, but you will enjoy every word as well. Happy Women's History Month and enjoy!

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Is There A Griot In The House?

Collecting Family Stories

Learn how to develop an oral or written record of your family’s history.  We’ll discuss easy conversation starters to inspire recollections, informal ways to store and record the information you collect, and best ways to share what you discover. We’ll also talk about The Memory Lab, DCPL’s newest resource for digitizing your materials. This workshop will take place on April 13, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Come ready to share a few of your own personal stories!    

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