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No Meeting in December

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2009

The High Noon Book Club will not meet in December as we will be moving into our interim location at 4035 South Capitol St., S.W.  Please join us on January 4, 2010 at 12 noon at the interim location to discuss Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph Hallinan. You may stop by the library by November 28 to pick up a copy. After that date, you can request a copy of the book to be sent to another library of your choosing (we suggest the new Parklands- Turner in the Shops at Parkland at 1547 Alabama Ave., S.E.). Enjoy the holidays, but remember—keep reading!

Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Have you heard about that new movie, Precious? Its based on a book called Push by Sapphire. Chanel Toms, Washington Highlands' Teen Aide, wrote a mini-review of the book. Here's what she had to say:

Push is an award-winning novel about an illiterate girl and her struggles in life with her family and school. The character Precious feels invisible to everyone around her. Many teachers are even using the novel in the classroom. This is very risky because it is very explicit. But it keeps you glued to the pages. I enjoyed reading this novel and would recommend it to Teens at the library!

Published on Friday, October 23, 2009

Hey, kids! Wouldn't it be cool to design your own monster? And maybe have that design turned into a toy?

Come join us at the library on October 27, 2009 at 4 p.m for the “Make My Own Monster Halloween Contest.” Children ages 6 to 12 will draw a cool-looking monster on the entry form,
and the winning “monsterpiece” in this nationwide contest will be turned into a real toy by the North
American Bear Company! Global Action for Children will provide entry forms that require either a parent or guardian’s

Plus, for every monster submission, the North American Bear Company will donate $1 to Global Action for Children.

Participate in this contest to benefit charity, and call 202-645-5880 for more information.Find out more:

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2009

We've got some great new titles in this week, as well some hot older titles. Come on in and check them out!

  • Dream Big! O Magazine's Guide to Discovering Your Best Life 151.1 D771
  • American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood 92 E143e
  • Street Judge: A Novel Fiction Mathis
  • Million Dollar Demise Fiction Johnson

Also, be sure to check out these new DVDs.

  • Freedomland starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore
  • She's Gotta Have It (A Spike Lee Joint)
  • Phat Girlz starring Mo'Nique

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2009

Check out our new hot picks @ Washington-Highlands!

  • Hot House Orchid by Stuart Woods
  • Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black
  • Hard Ball by Sara Paretsky
  • Night Pleasures by Sherrilynn Kenyon
  • Million Dollar Demise by RM Johnson

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2009

High Noon Book Club read Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou on October 5, 2009.
We had a wonderful discussion: eating, drinking and laughing.

Come join us on November 2, 2009 @ 12 noon to discuss Practicing What You Preach by Vanessa Davis Griggs.

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hey teens! Need a study break? Washington Highlands is now hosting a Wii Gaming Night, every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm. Bring your friends, and enjoy great minigames like boxing, baseball, table tennis, and hockey! Got a game that we don't have? You can bring in your own Wii games to share with the group.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday nights!

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Published on Friday, September 25, 2009

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Find Out What the Rest of the City Is Reading

Published on Sunday, September 13, 2009
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Double Cross by James Patterson
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
  • You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson
  • Waking With Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky  
  • Appeal by John Grisham
  • T Is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
  • Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
  • Quickie by James Patterson
  • 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro