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.
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).
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)
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.
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