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July Staff Picks

A princess goes undercover in a rival kingdom. Travel on a quest to the furthest edges of an empire. Below are two adult fantasy novels I enjoyed reading this month. Copies are available to check out and download from the library. Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep

Coffee Story: Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The Mysterious Land on the Horn of Africa

Washington, DC is home to the largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia.

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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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April Staff Picks

Head west, walk the streets of Paris, and uncover mysteries in 19th century Great Britain. Below are titles I enjoyed reading this month. Copies are available to check out and download from the library. My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand et al.

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May Staff Picks

Two English Queens have a pivotal role four centuries apart: Emma of Normandy and Katharine Parr. Here are two novels I enjoyed reading this month. Copies are available to check out and download from the library system. The Steel Beneath the Silk by Patricia Bracewell

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Books to Measure Time By

With the imminent arrival of spring, it feels like maybe a bit of lightness has been entering folks’ collective consciousness.

Black Women in Music Score Collection

The Score Collection: American Women in Music

For Women's History Month, check out a score to practice at home

Celebrate Women’s History Month and discover DC Public Library’s music score collection to inspire your creative side! With over 10,000 circulating scores, DC Public Library card holders can explore musical genres from classical to contemporary, rock, pop, jazz and everything in between.

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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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Staff Pick: Trolls World Tour

Join Poppy and her friends on the Trolls World Tour! When Queen Barb of Rock steals music from the other Troll music lands, Poppy sets out on an adventure to save the music. You can watch the movie in theatrical release or in dance party. The fun continues on the bonus features!

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Agatha and Clive

Classic Literary Anniversaries

This month, Agatha Christie and Clive S. (C.S.) Lewis published two of their best known novels. Both of their respective novels introduced classic characters and their later novels were adapted as movies or a television series. You can check out and download these two titles from the library system.

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