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A Walk in the Woods

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Throughout history, the forest and the wilderness symbolize the unknown, both in physical and spiritual terms. These books about hiking the Appalachian Trail, both fiction and nonfiction, deal with our desire to explore and navigate the wilderness, to find out truths about ourselves, such as do we have the stamina and conviction to finish our goal of hiking the trail; and perhaps, to live vicariously through the lives of others. 

Luna

Meet Luna

Luna is a P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love.) volunteer and visits the Lamond-Riggs Library when she can.  Here are 10 fun facts about Luna: 1. Luna loves belly rubs. 2. She also loves cheese. 3. Luna is a husky, which means she loves to talk or howl along. 4. Luna likes to frolic in the waves but doesn't like to swim.

don't spill the milk

Picture Books That Span Cultures

Multicultural picture books are important. When young children read these books they realize similarities that they share with people from around the world. Emotions are universal. They promote empathy and the desire to learn about customs and cultures in foreign countries. In today's multicultural world, knowledge of other cultures is not only important, it is essential. We truly live in a global world. 

Minimalist Baker's everyday cooking

You Can Bake Vegan

Learn more than the basics with these titles

Have you recently become a vegan? Do you crave the baked goods that you used to eat? If so, don't despair. There are plenty of ways to bake vegan.

Nimona

At Odds

Books for the Beast

I have gone to the Books for the Beast Young Adult Literature conference so often that I forgot when I first starting going. I highly recommend it; it's wonderful! The following books that I read were in the "At Odds" category, which means the main character was at odds with another character, a situation, or both.

Rex Wrecks It

Build a Better World: Early Elementary (PS-3rd Grade) Children's Summer Reading List

In Partnership with the National Building Museum

This summer, DC Public Library has teamed up with the National Building Museum to create reading lists that connect our summer reading theme, "Build a Better World", to their mission to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives.

Museum of Extraordinary Things

Exploring Herstory Through Fiction

Have you ever wondered what history would look like from a woman's point of view? Do you ever wish we had "herstory" as well as history? These historical novels will bring you into many different women's worlds. In the Museum of Extraordinary Things, you will meet a "mermaid" in Coney Island.

Heartless

Fly Into Fantasy

Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

Would you like a break from the everyday routine world? If so, fly into fantasy with these books. You can take a journey to Wonderland, to a mysterious and magical island located in the afterlife, to another remote island where real magic exists, or to a fairy underground. You can also join three children and a greyhound who is a folk Catholic saint on a long and interesting journey.

Before You

Picture Books About Love

Children's Stories About Love

Is love too difficult of a concept to explain to a young child? Not at all! These pictures books explain different types of love simply and thoroughly.