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More Than Words

A reading list by and about America's Veterans

DC Public Library is honoring Veterans all month. Read along with us as we discover the stories of Veterans and books about their experiences as they walk the battlefield and the streets of home. Fiction

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Morale Music: The War Years

DC Public Library has been honoring Veterans all month long with a variety of special events. The impact of music on the war weary at home and abroad is of special note. Through the years, American popular music has connected those serving overseas with memories of home and hope. Civilians back home often associated pop songs of a given era with life during wartime and family members fighting far from home. The music of three distinct eras had an emotional impact during a time of war. The Civil War

Career Corner: How to be a Civic Engagement Coordinator

The Library's civic engagement coordinator, Diana Veiga, talks to Ginger about fighting voter suppression and making sure D.C. citizens are counted

This fall, the Teen Council will be interviewing local professionals for a series called "Career Corner". The goal of this series is to give teens the inside scoop on what it takes to get different jobs. Check out Ginger Holmer's interview with Diana Veiga, Civil Engagement Coordinator for DC Public Library.

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Book Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Temitope Johnson discusses the themes of slavery and superstition in one of Mark Twain's most well-known novels

Review written by Temitope Johnson, teen volunteer. 

Career Corner: How to Be a Graphic Designer

Michal Tucker interviews Kevin Gomes, a local graphic designer and animator

This fall, the Teen Council will be interviewing local professionals for a series called "Career Corner". The goal of this series is to give teens the inside scoop on what it takes to get different jobs. Check out Michal Tucker’s interview with Kevin Gomes, a graphic designer.

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Book Review: Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda

Liyah Tyner recommends this award-winning coming of age novel

Book review written by Liyah Tyner, teen volunteer. 

Career Corner: How to be a Poet

Pages in, pages out: Selam learns from award-winning poet Sarah Crossland the secret to becoming a good writer

This fall, the Teen Council will be interviewing local professionals for a series called "Career Corner." The goal of this series is to give teens the inside scoop on what it takes to get different jobs.

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Twins for the Win: Young Adult Edition

Young Adult Novels About Twins

Back in September 2019, I wrote a list of children’s books about twins, which you can find here. I still haven’t achieved my fifth-grade dream of acquiring a twin, or discovered any other long lost relatives.  Regardless, sibling dynamics continue to fascinate me. What if my brother had been older, or younger, or my parents had a girl instead?

Rock the Bauhaus

Celebrating MLK Main Library's Reopening

MLK Memorial Library is a unique and beautiful building, but why does it look the way it does? Join Allie from the Creative Labs in learning about Bauhaus and how a German design principle helped build our library’s main branch. You can try your hand at designing a Bauhaus-inspired object too! Check out the video on YouTube here.

6 Ways to Get Politically Involved If You're Under 18

Not able to vote, but want to impact the election? Ginger has six suggestions on how you can make your voice heard

Being unable to vote in this upcoming election doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make meaningful contributions to voter turnout.  While civil engagement and political advocacy are essential to democracy, staying safe during this public health crisis is the most important thing. So stay safe, stay home as much as possible, be sure to wear a mask and social distance!

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