Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library

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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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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Book to Screen

In late 1843, Charles Dickens was desperate. Sales of his published works were dwindling and his creditors were demanding payment. He had to do something--fast!  What happened after a public speaking event would revive Dickens's career and a holiday season.

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Read Feed: Summer Serial Reads

Exciting discoveries. Power plays. Wondering who is trustworthy. Fantastic and alternate worlds. Over the summer, I read the latest installment from a few series that I've been following.  Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

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Author Talk: Derek Hyra

In recent years, the Shaw/U Street neighborhood has experienced a dramatic transformation.What was once an open-air drug market has been replaced by new residential complexes and businesses. However, not everyone has benefited from the redevelopment in the neighborhood. Long-time residents and small businesses have moved out of the neighborhood or have had to adjust to the arrival of young, relatively wealthy newcomers.  With the changes from gentrification, what does it mean for the future of the Shaw/U Street neighborhood and the District?

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Emma by Kaoru Mori

Staff Recommendation

In late Victorian London, William Jones goes to visit his retired governess Mrs. Stowner. He hasn't seen her in several years. During his visit, William notices Emma, Mrs. Stowner's young maid. Their meeting is the beginning of a romance in the manga series Emma by Kaoru Mori, English translation by Sheldon Drzka.

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