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Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Big Read is here! Join us on Monday, May 3, at noon for book discussions of the Big Read book, A Lesson Before Dying. Even if you haven't had a chance to read the book, you can still join us. We're also showing the film with Don Cheadle on April 29 at 6 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Technology tutoring returns to the Washington Highlands library! If you need assistance with online job searching, creating a resume, or just want more in-depth computer assistance, be sure to stop by the library on Saturday mornings to take advantage of our technology tutor. The volunteer will have a one-on-one session with you anytime between 9:30 am to 12 noon.

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010

While the official deadline to mail back your Census form was April 1, you can still send your form in and be counted. If you don't mail in your form, don't be surprised to see a Census employee at your door in May to collect your information. What kind of information can you expect to give? You should supply the name, sex, birth date, and race for every person living in your household on April 1, 2010. You can view a sample form on the official 2010 Census Web site.

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We are excited to invite you to come and learn about the early literacy S.T.A.R. program at the D.C. Public Library.  This program is for parents, caregivers, librarians, teachers and anyone who is interested in helping children from newborn to 5 years old get ready to learn to read. The S.T.A.R. program uses six early literacy skills to lay a strong foundation for learning.

"A Lesson Before Dying"

Published on Monday, March 22, 2010

ThA Lesson Before Dyinge Big Read is coming! This year's title is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. Events will be going on throughout the District between April 17 and May 15, 2010.

"Matters of the Heart" by Danielle Steele

Published on Thursday, March 11, 2010

The High Noon Book Club's next meeting is on April 5, 2010 at 12 noon. We will be discussing Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steele.

Come join in and discuss this exciting book about a photographer who must escape the grip of a sociopath in London.  Danielle Steele has written more than 70 books, many of which you can find at the D.C. Public Library.

Matters of the Heart book cover

Recommended Ages: 6-7

Published on Friday, March 5, 2010

The 100th day of school is coming up and Nancy doesn’t know what to do for her class project.  Her teacher, Ms. Glass, tells her not to worry, and that she’ll think about something imaginative to do.  Nancy goes home that day and looks around the house for inspiration, but then she discovers that her goldfish has died. She writes a poem about her goldfish, and her teacher likes it.  Nancy finally thinks of something to do.  She glues 100 pebbles from the goldfish bowl on a huge piece of paper to represent the 100th day of school

Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March is National Kidney Month. African Americans are four times more likely than Caucasians to develop kidney failure. Diabetes and high blood pressure are very likely to damage the kidneys, and can lead to kidney disease. You are also at risk if you have heart disease, an immediate relative has kidney disease, or your doctor has found protein in your urine.

You can find out more about kidney disease at the Washington Highlands Interim Library. You can also visit one of our health databases for more detailed information. You will need your library card to access these databases from your home computer.

Be sure to check out these websites for more information.

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2010

What do you do if you find out you’re pregnant? Do you decide to keep the baby and raise it on your own? Do you give the baby up for adoption? Do you decide to have an abortion? Or do you throw the baby in the garbage and hope that no one finds it? These are the issues that confront the main characters in two different books, After and My Life as a Rhombus. In After by Amy Efaw, the reader journeys with Devon Davenport through the criminal justice system as everyone—her lawyer, her mother, and even Devon herself—seeks  to discover whether Devon was capable of having a secret pregnancy, giving birth at home by herself, and then throwing the baby in the trash. Devon is an honor student and a star soccer player, who has never even had a real boyfriend, but as it turns out, Devon is hiding much more than even she knows.

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Going Down South by Bonnie Glover is a wonderful story about family trials, tribulations and forgiveness.
The story is about a young girl named Olivia Jean who is being raised by her mother, Daisy, and her father, Turk.  Olivia feels that her mother cares more for Turk than she cares for her.  She also thinks that her father cared for her until she became pregnant.  He does not speak to her, touch her or look at her. He treats her as though he hates her.