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Margaret Thatcher by Charles Moore

Leading Ladies

Political women of the modern age

Although women have held political power for centuries, for the most part, they have inherited their offices.  In contemporary times, more women political leaders have risen through democratic processes.  Below is a selection of books about women heads of state. Margaret Thatcher by Charles Moore

Quiet by Susan Cain

Fabulously Introverted

Life at a slower pace

Recent psychological studies indicate that almost one half of the population is composed of persons who consider themselves to be introverts. Until recently, knowledge on introversion was limited, but in the past few years, an increasing number of titles on the subject of introversion have been published. Here are some resources to help you discover more about yourself, someone you know or both.

Equal Means Equal by Jessica Neuwirth

Equality Now

The struggle for equal rights

The struggle of American women to achieve equality with men has been long and hard. These important titles document the history of this noble cause.  Divided We Stand by Marjorie Spruill

Choral Masterworks by Michael Steinberg

A Place in the Choir

an overview of choral music

Choral singing is a very popular pastime for many Americans. According to Chorus America, a nonprofit organization representing choruses of all types (from community to professional), one out of 10 Americans sings in a chorus, choir or other vocal music ensemble. The titles profiled below offer a great introduction to choral music, the history and culture of specific choral groups, and the choral experience. 

The Beer Bible

Grin and Beer It

A guide to beer appreciation

Beer is quite possibly the world's most popular alcoholic beverage, brewed from a wide variety of grains and flavored with an amazing array of ingredients, ranging from herbs and berries to spices and botanicals. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned beer drinker, these books will definitely boost your brew IQ, . The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth

Funeral Planning Basics

That's All, Folks

Funeral Planning for Humans

You and I are mortal.  We are going to die.  And we already know that.  Planning your funeral in advance can save your family and friends considerable time, money and distress.  Here are some resources to help you and your family prepare.

Leader's Guide to Storytelling by Stephen Denning

What Is Your Story?

Stories and storytelling for adults

Do you think of yourself as an expert storyteller?  Surprise--if you're a homo sapiens (and if you're reading this, you are,) you are a storytelling natural.  Most stories don't start with "Once upon a time" or conclude "And they lived happily ever after."  In fact, many stories start in the middle, and aren't about monsters or fairy godmothers at all.  Yet our everyday stories, the stuff of our lives, can carry as much emotional impact as a famous Grimm or Perrault tale. 

Perfect Pairings by Evan Goldstein

Say Cheese and Start Wining

Vintage books to please your palate

Whether you have expert taste or consider yourself a wine novice, the DC Public Library has books to delight and assist you in choosing the perfect bottle of chardonnay or merlot for your next party, that special dinner, or a thoughtful gift.  And don't forget the cheese--you'll find guides to help you select the best varieties for that dry red.  One final request: remember to invite me!