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Published on Monday, July 29, 2013

The Eisner Awards were handed out on July 19 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Named in honor of comics pioneer Will Eisner, these awards are given out every year to honor creative achievement in American comics. While the library doesn't have every winner in every category, we do have several of these titles. If you're looking for good comics and graphic novels these books are wonderful places to start.

Best Short Story: “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Mire, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)

Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013
Book bingo

This August we are bringing back Book Bingo! Children of all ages are invited to stop by the library every Thursday in August at 4 p.m. and join in on the fun.

Book Bingo is just like regular bingo, only instead of numbers, our bingo cards have book titles on them. Winners of each round get to pick a prize from our prize chest.

Phrases for resumes and cover letters

Published on Saturday, July 27, 2013

Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book coverWriting a resume or cover letter as part of your application packet? What phrases you should use?

Mystery Book Club Selection for August

Published on Friday, July 26, 2013

Midnight in Peking book coverMidnight in Peking is the selection we will be discussing Thursday, Aug. 1.

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Front Row at the White House coverOn Saturday, July 20, White House reporter Helen Thomas passed away at age 92 at her Washington home.

After graduation from Wayne State University in 1942, Thomas came to work in D.C., working at the now defunct Daily News, then as a radio news writer. Her reporting career began in 1956, when she joined United Press International, covering the Justice Department and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She began covering the White House in 1960 and was a longtime member of the press corps until her resignation in 2010. She also wrote several books.

The best in fiction and nonfiction

Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Winners for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. This award recognizes the best in fiction and nonfiction published in the U.S. for adult readers. The awards for each category were presented on June 30.

Exploring Civil War Era D.C.

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

Guide to Civil War Washington coverWhat was it like to live or visit D.C. during the Civil War?

In this newly published book, A Guide to Civil War Washington, D.C., local author Lucinda P. Janke provides a well-written and interesting hometown history of the nation's capitol during the Civil War era.

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Read this summer logoIf you haven’t already signed up for summer reading, what are you waiting for?  Come in to the library and sign up today!

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

July is here, and a great place to beat the heat (and boredom) is at the library! Here’s what happening this month:
Eleanor & Park Cover

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blue sky puppetsOne of our favorite performers is back on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. to help us celebrate Digging Into Reading!

Blue Sky Puppets will be performing a special show, The Time Capsule, designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading program.

For ages 3-12.