The last several years, science fiction has been very dark. Post-Apocalyptic fiction is big. Either the world has been destroyed, and we're all trying to survive in a wasteland, or terrible people have formed a totalitarianism government that lies to us and keeps us down.
Now in real life, we’re all socially isolating because a virus. I thought it might be nice to read some hopeful science fiction -- something that shows us doing good things, rather than trying to survive terrible ones.
The library has a wide range of online resources for learning about history. Use these ebooks and databases to learn more about Emancipation Day and DC history. All of these resources are available by going to the DC Library web page and using the online catalog or our collection of goDigital databases.
This list is comprised of titles that feature highly competent, dynamic, diverse, but fictional women feverishly working in fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Their genius is compulsory and their formidability and passion are inspiring and, at times, terrifying.
A Black History Month Event featuring a day-long series of programs honoring Black Vets
On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Woodridge Library will celebrate African American Veterans with a day-long series of activities:
Tell Your Story
Participate in the Library of Congress' Veteran's History Project by contributing to the audio archive. Trained interviewers will be available to take oral histories from participants. For an appointment, please contact David Quick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five books about 1965-1969 music and culture (with the year in the title!)
I love reading about rock and roll, and I love reading about rock and roll in a historical context. So when I noticed a theme emerging in the stacks of music books at our branches, I took note. That theme was "the year as title," a not-so-subtle bid that tells you exactly what you are in for at first glance. These tomes are fun and informative and so full of music-history-as-sociology minutiae, you can find all kinds of facts you did not know before.
Famous authors and the lone novels they published in their lifetimes
This list collects a handful of novels that are the only books published by authors in their lifetimes. More specifically, it focuses on bigger name authors, many of whom also wrote short stories, essays and/or poetry, but whom I was surprised to find only published one novel.
During National Novel Writing Month, Nightwriters transforms into Come Write In. Drop into our weekly writer's lounge for coffee, tea and contemplation every Tuesday in November from 6-8 p.m.
Register for NaNoWriMo and get swag to keep you writing! A special gift awaits the first participants.
People didn’t always know what caused storms or earthquakes, so they invented stories to explain the inexplicable. Perhaps lightning flashes across the sky when Zeus is angry. Perhaps earthquakes are caused by the writhing of Loki who is imprisoned under the surface of the Earth while poison drips on his face.