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Published on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Floods by Libby KoponenFloods by Libby Koponen is a very interesting book for fourth graders and up. Kids can learn a lot about floods from this quick, easy read of only 43 pages.

The book starts with a few true and false questions; the reader can find the answers later in the book. The book includes information about rice plants growing under water; how flooding can be good for the land in some places; and the sinking city of Venice, Italy.

Published on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Come into the library, and check out these new African-American authors:

Published on Monday, July 12, 2010

Cover of A Drop of WaterA Drop of Water by Walter Wick is a science project book and photography art book in one. Through the beauty of astonishing close-up photography and simple text, art and science combine to explain concepts such as evaporation and condensation.

Published on Saturday, July 3, 2010

Do you want to learn how to eat more healthful foods, but don’t know where to start? On Thursday, July 8, at 2 p.m., a representative from Healthy Solutions will discuss what’s what in the produce department, and will have recipes available. Healthy Solutions is a nonprofit organization working to enhance the
lives of the underserved, underprivileged, and/or marginalized and to help them
make informed decisions about the food they eat.

Ages Birth to Three

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

All parents, teachers, nannies, and childcare providers are welcome to come to the Washington Highlands library every Monday at 10:30 a.m.  Come and enjoy our summer reading baby/toddler story time program.  Along with our regular summer entertainment, we will share some reading activities of our Sing Talk and Read (STAR) Program.

This program introduces literacy to children through the use of book sharing with parents, teachers, librarians and childcare providers.  The STAR program is about sharing the six early literacy skills that prepares children to be ready to learn by the time they start school. Feel free to join in on learning about the next early literacy skill-Print Awareness. You will learn how to teach your baby/toddler that print has meaning, how to handle books, and how print is all around us.

Grades Pre-K through 2

Published on Monday, June 21, 2010

Let’s Swim teaches children about swimming and diving in pools, ocean and lakes.

Filled with photographs of children swimming with floating devices,  the images in the book present the skills, equipment, and safety concerns of swimming.

Let’s Swim is very simple for children to read, as it has short sentences and large bold print. A glossary helps early readers understand specific vocabulary words about water and swimming.

Published on Monday, June 14, 2010

The DC Public Library is partnering with several health organizations in the DC area in support of National HIV Testing Day. You can join a representative from the Family and Medical Counseling Center at the Washington Highlands Interim Library at 2:30 pm on Friday, June 18 to learn more about prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS, and find out where you can get tested. On June 27, several libraries around the city will host rapid HIV testing centers with results in 20 minutes. For more information, and for a schedule of activities, please visit the library's web page on National HIV Testing Day.

An Eclipse Novella

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

All you Twilight fans out there probably know that Stephenie Meyer came out with a new novella (that is, a mini-novel) about a minor character from Eclipse named Bree Tanner.

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

Its hot outside! Come into the library this month for some cool summer reading. Here are just a few new books that you can check out.

Published on Thursday, June 3, 2010

This summer promises to be a cool one when kids and teens sign up for
our summer reading programs. Kids from birth to age 14 can Make a
Splash and teens aged 12-17 can Make Waves this summer. Kids and teens
can get prizes for reading, even for reading some of those books on
your assigned summer reading list.

Saturday, the Washington Highlands Library is pleased to present the
first of our summer programs, Karen O. Brown, in her Book Waves
program. Kids and teens can learn various construction techniques to
make a pop-up accordion, and French-fold books using recycled materials. Be sure to join us at 1:30 p.m. on June 5.