Neighborhood Library

Reading Techs Recommend "Good Reads"

Circulation desk technicians Denise Barnes and Michael Price suggest the following “Good Reads”:Out of the Pocket, by Bill Konigsberg is a novel about a high school quarterback named Bobby. He’s a senior this year and his football team is on their way to winning the state championship.

A Look at This Week...

Family Literacy and a Hip-Hop Poetry Slam!

Family Literacy WorkshopFamily Literacy Projects on a Budget®December 14, 2009, 4-6:30 p.m.Using children’s books, the National Children’s Museum will demonstrate extensive activities for family literacy programs on a budget. Using inexpensive, recycled and found items, program providers will create literacy activities for 99 cents or less per participant. In this workshop, each attendee will make tabletop activities, handmade books and fun things for families to do at home.

Neither Rain nor Snow....

Friends of Woodridge Library Hold Semi-annual Booksale

Eating for the Season

Saturday, November 21, 200912:30 p.m.Join Yoga instructor Deirdre Smith for yoga, bodywork and food you can use to maintain strength,health and vitality,during the winter seasons.

This Week's Events

Fun, Fitness and Lively Discussion

Monday, November 16, 2009, 7 p.m.

Read Historic Black Newspapers

The D.C. Public Library offers full historic content from three major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-1975), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003).

National Book Award Winners in Young People’s Literature

The National Book Award, given since 1950, honors the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Read past young people's literature winners: What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (2008) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2007) The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (2006) The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (2005) Godless by Pete Hautman (2004)

Listen to AudioBooks on Your Own Player

Through OverDrive, the library offers AudioBooks you can download and listen to on your iPod or other device. Whether you like romance, Westerns, history, humor, classics, self-improvement, sci-fi or mystery and suspense, this site has something for you.

D.C. Checks Out Nonfiction

Find Out What the Rest of the City Is Reading

Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman Blink by Malcolm Gladwell A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle