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Poster Detail from Summer of Sci-Fi Display at the West End Library

2021 Summer of Sci-Fi Book Display

Visit the West End branch library to view the current items on offer

Make this your Summer of Sci-Fi at the West End Neighborhood Library. Staff have selected a number of mind expanding titles for your exploration and enjoyment, Items on display now through Labor Day weekend: SUMMER OF SCI-FI, by Brandon Minson   Fancy a Techno-horror thrill?  Prefer a Techno-thriller chill? Bewildered by the Multiverse?  Might a Space Opera reveal the secrets of the universe?

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My Baby Step into Science Fiction

Trekking along with my goal of branching out and reading different genres, science fiction was next on my list (after poetry). With every genre I read I always seek out authors of color/Black authors so the following books on this list are Black science fiction authors, talented voices that are not at the forefront of the genre.  

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March Staff Picks

Two ladies in London are back with a new mystery or challenge to solve. Travel to alternate worlds or out to the English countryside in these two novels. Copies are available to check out and download from the library system.

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Black Future Month Happy Hour

Join our Community Read & follow up with a fun chat

It is both Black History Month and Black Future Month at DC Public Library, so don't miss our Black Future Month Happy Hour! Join our Community Read of author N.K. Jemisin's How Long 'Til Black Future Month? On Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m., we'll chat and share insights as we explore the worlds within Jemisin's short stories together.

Cloud Atlas

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A Bracket of Past Winners of the Tournament of Books

Every year, I like to play along with The Morning News’ Tournament of Books.

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Banned Books

Banned Books Week is observed at the end of September each year, celebrating our ability to freely and openly access information! Here's a list of books that have either been challenged and/or banned due to content. Though challenged, these titles offer diverse ideas and perspectives.

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Solarpunk Fiction

Maintaining justified optimism for the future

Solarpunk is a new literary and aesthetic movement that encourages its proponents to face increasingly dire forecasts of environmental degradation and its political ramifications with optimism, envisioning futures that use emerging knowledge and technologies of today in ways to build a more sustainable and equitable world.

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Many Voices

Audiobooks with a full cast of narrators

When books are recorded as audiobooks they generally only have one narrator, occasionally two if there are two main characters, but some books lend themselves well to having many more narrators giving voice to the book's characters. These full cast productions that often also include music and sound effects can provide a rich immersive listening experience. Here are a few that the library has available.

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Books My Dad Loves

Some of my most beloved childhood memories are of my father reading to me. Not just as a young child, but well into my middle school years. I loved it - spending time with him, but also sharing these books and stories with him. Whatever age I was, he always seemed to genuinely enjoy the books we read.

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Fantasy by Female Authors (audiobooks)

Here's a short list of fantasy titles, all written by female authors. These audio books delve into fantasy worlds with unbelievable tests, heroism and clear references to aspects of the human experience.  Adult titles

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