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Mockingjay Is on Its Way!

Move over, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer and Rick Riordan--the hottest name in teen fiction right now is Suzanne Collins!  Collins is the author of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy:  The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and the hotly anticipated Mockingjay, which comes out Tuesday, August 24.Due to a special arrangement with Scholastic, Collins' publisher, DC Public Library will be able to make copies of Mockingjay available starting August 24, the same day as the bookstore release date.  You can reserve a copy online, starting today!And if you don't know the name Suzanne Collins, start with the The Hunger Games and discover a fast-paced, un-put-downable tale of dystopian adventure, romance and action!

Story Time Reads July 20

Early Literacy Tip Hush, little baby, don't say a word, papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.If that mockingbird don't sing, Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring. This is a book that you can sing or read.  Listen to the rhymes: which words rhyme?  sing, ring brass, glass

Unlock Your Most Powerful Weapon: Your Voice

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Come hear Marilou Donahue--a classical singer, a teacher of voice, and a former host of Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue on TV--on using your voice to unlock your personality and win over others.  Learn to project your voice and set it free.  Please join us!

Dog Owners, Unite!

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

Ashley Hughes, DVM, of Friendship Hospital for Animals and Bonny King-Taylor, owner and operator of Doggy Lama Pet Coaching, will speak on diet, health, safety, training/behavior and other aspects of

Story Time Reads May 20

Early Literacy TipBy pointing out the words in the pictures, you help your child develop print awareness. When you are out and about, be sure to talk about the signs you see around you.Books We Read

Story Time Reads June 16

Early Literacy TipMaking book sharing times enjoyable times helps to develop your child’s print motivation, enjoyment of books and reading. Research shows that children who have had enjoyable experiences around books are more likely to stick with learning to read, when that time comes.Books We Read

Story Time Reads May 6

Early Literacy TipThis simple story has signs that support the early literacy skill called print awareness, helping your child understand that print has meaning. As you go around your day, point out signs to your children. When your children notice logos on gas stations, stores or restaurants, this is the beginning of print awareness.Books We Read

Story Time Reads May 3

Early Literacy Tip:Naming the letters and pointing to them is a first step to developing your child’s letter knowledge, one of the six early literacy skills. Remember to keep it enjoyable and stop when your child has had enough. No need to quiz your child on the letters, just expose them to the letters.Books We Read:The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colorsby Audrey Wood

Author Talk

Shaman on His New Book About the World Bank


Music and Movement Canceled

The Music and Movement program is cancelled permanently.Sorry for the inconvenience.