The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at Barnes and Noble, located at 12th and E streets, NW. The monthly selection is listed on dclibrary.org/clevelandpark, or call 202-282-3072.
When I lived in Egypt, I thought that all Arabs spoke the same language, then I moved to Jordan and discovered that the little Arabic I learned in Egypt did not work in Jordan. I had to start the learning process all over again. I also noticed the difference in their cultures.
What's the Deal? opens with a “cast of characters,” identifying the movers and shakers in the Louisiana Territory’s 120-year history with balance and clarity. Rhoda Blumberg presents the complex history of fluid political alliances and the ever-present threat of war -- explaining political motivations as well as political acts -- to give readers a sense of why the territory was important and how it was eventually acquired.
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)
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.
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.Fiction