The DC Library now offers the first two books in the popular "Quirk Classic" series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Both books are "mash-ups" that add supernatural elements (namely zombies and sea monsters) to Austen's original text (and they blend together surprisingly well).
On Saturday February 20th the Chevy Chase Library was pleased to host the City Year Volunteers. What is City Year?"City Year unites young people of all backgrounds
for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities
to change the world." - from City Year's Homepage
On Saturday the library celebrated Mardi Gras with floats (bookcarts), arts & crafts, bead tossing and refreshments!Here are a couple of happy parton's celbrating Mardi Gras in the library on Saturday!
Literacy SkillVocabulary development is knowing the names of things, feelings concepts and ideas. The best practices for early literacy programming in libraries have been established based on current brain and educational research. When these strategies are implemented with story times at your library, children's foundations for reading success are enhanced.
The term Mardi Gras is a French expression meaning "Fat Tuesday" and possibly refers to the last chance people can indulge before Lent.The official colors for Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. These colors were chosen in 1872 by the King of Carnival, Rex. The colors represent the following: purple -- justice
green -- faith
gold -- power
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, but on Saturday February 13 we will be bringing a taste of this New Orleans celebration to the library. The festivities start at 1:00 PM with arts and crafts, mask making, float decorating, and refreshments such as mini king cakes. We conclude our festivities with the parade of floats and tossing of beads. Stay tuned for fun Mardi Gras Facts! and as they say in New Orleans "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" (Let the Good Times Roll)
Children prepare to read long before they go to school - early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Early literacy is not the teaching of reading. It is a set of skills that helps children become successful readers. The American Library Association has identified six early literacy skills that foster reading and writing:
Bangalore, India, has become a rapidly growing high-tech powerhouse, sometimes called "The Silicon Valley of Asia." Check out the video of our display on Bangalore below. You can see it at the Chevy Chase Branch through the end of January 2010. And if you haven't read Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger yet, the latter part of the book gives a little taste of what is taking place in Bangalore today. (Note: Bangalore is in the process of changing back to its pre-British name of Bengaluru.)