If you have ever tried to pick up the game of chess from reading a book, you may have noticed that books on chess are almost always cripplingly dense and dry. Even for experienced chess players the awkward nature of "algebraic chess notation" can make reading such books feel like decoding a secret message.
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A Beginner's Chess Book Worth Reading!
Published on Friday, August 2, 2013
Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hungry during the summer? The Bellevue library and other locations are now serving free lunches! Please come by and call us at 202-243-1185 with any questions.
Speaking of food, it is super important to be healthy and to take care of yourself with the food choices you make. Let’s Move is a great campaign supported by President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama that encourages all of us -- but especially kids -- to eat healthy and get enough exercise. That is even more important when it is summertime and we can forget to do those things sometimes! Let’s Move has some really great tips for how to stay healthy with regard to both food and exercise.
Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.
What libraries are offering the FSM?
Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013
I (Miss Jen) got a chance to sit down and chat with one of our regular library patrons and discuss a couple questions with him related to summer reading as well as some background information about his other interests. Read on to learn a little more about Robert.
The Unexpected Path To Achieving Success, Happiness (And World Peace)
Published on Friday, June 28, 2013
-- Albert Einstein
Chade-Meng Tan Google’s own “Golly good Fellow” lays out in Search Inside Yourself the infinite sway of perception, and how the slowing down of the mind’s eye can lead the individual to a greater awareness of themselves, allowing for protracted development in all expanses of their life and business.
Published on Monday, June 24, 2013
What's the deal with summer anyway? Don't get me wrong -- it's really awesome: You get to take a break from school and have A LOT more sunlight. But there's so much more to know:
Can one teenage hacker fight back against a government out of control?
Published on Friday, June 14, 2013
In an age of pervasive surveillance of ordinary people by their own government, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is eerily relevant today. When the headlines warn of government agencies secretly monitoring the phone calls and Internet activities of millions of ordinary Americans we have to wonder, how far are we willing to trade freedom and privacy for security? At what point do the wiretaps, CCTV cameras and metal detectors become a greater threat to freedom than the specter of terrorism?
Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013
It is a testimony to the District of Columbia that Capital Pride operates at the level that it operates. For a very long time, and even today in many locations (both in the United States and around the world), hatred and fear surrounding people who don't display perfectly hetero-normative behavior has been largely institutionalized, condoned, or at least empathized with. A true co-existence with someone different than us is never easy, but in D.C., there is a level of acceptance and institutionalized (in the form of governmental protections and rights) permission to be who you are at every level of your humanity.
Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013
Deep underground, in a dark, dank forest, the children of Washington, D.C. embarked on an epic journey. A summer journey that would hopefully lead them to the attainment of a noble prize. A prize that would bring them glory in the form of fire. This prize would bring them the light of technology even on their darkest days. This prize is... a Kindle Fire.