Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library

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Summertime Fun: Art & Music

Many art and music festivals occur over the summer. Whether you're a fan, a developing artist or musician, or just curious, below are a selection of titles for your reading pleasure. Black is a Color by Elvan Zabunyan

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Maryland Lore

Like the District, Maryland has a rich, fascinating history and plenty of regional lore. Many important events in American history occurred in the Old Free State. A number of prominent men and women lived and worked in Maryland, making their mark in history. Below are a selection of titles worth reading about Maryland.

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Author Talk: John Campbell

In May 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the new president of South Africa. This historic occasion was the beginning of a new chapter for the country and an end to apartheid.

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Author Talk: George Derek Musgrove

Many books have been written about the politics and history of Washington, D.C. However the city's hometown aspect frequently is overlooked.

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Traveling Solo

Do you have a great vacation destination in mind but your family and friends can't come with you? Go on your own! You can decide what you want to see and take as much time as you like exploring. Your trip itinerary is yours to decide. Below are a selection of travel books to inspire your solo vacation.

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Author Talk: Rebecca Bogg Roberts

On March 3, 1913, a large procession of women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue with Capitol Hill as the backdrop. The Great Suffrage Parade was planned by Alice Paul, a prominent suffragist of the day. The parade was covered in the newspapers and many turned out to watch. Although events didn't go as planned that day, the Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to occur in the nation's capital.

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Andrew Carnegie Awards 2018

During the American Library Association (ALA) Mid-Winter Meeting in Denver, the winners of the annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. The winners officially will receive their awards in June.  Below are the winning titles. Copies are available to check out and download. Fiction

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Pass the Pie

Enjoy eating a delicious pie? Whether you like sweet or savory, here are a selection of pie making books for whatever the occasion. If you enjoy pie as a dessert or as a meal, dig in for National Pie Day on Jan. 23. Pie Love by Warren Brown

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Author Talk: Paula Young Shelton

What was like to be part of the civil rights movement as a child during the 1960s? 

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Author talk: Harriet Elam-Thomas

In September 2005, Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas retired as career minister from the United States Senior Foreign Service after 40 years of distinguished service. Her work included diplomatic assignments in Europe and Africa and in various federal and international agencies. When Mrs. Elam-Thomas first began her career at the U.S. Department of State, there were few colleagues who looked like her.

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