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Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales

Published on Saturday, January 7, 2012

Book cover of mysteries of harris burdick In 1984, Chris Van Allsburg created a picture book titled The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The book consisted of 14 beautiful and fantastical black-and-white illustrations, each accompanied by a title and very short caption. The concept behind the book is that Van Allsburg found these illustrations at the home of a former children’s book publisher who had been given them by a man named Harris Burdick, who then disappeared never to be heard from again.

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

The Cleveland Park Library is closed Friday, January 6 due to a gas leak.

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Sir Terry Pratchett's 39th Discworld Title

Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

 Snuff by Terry Pratchett Discworld is not really a planet; it is, not surprisingly, a disc -- very large, and riding on the back of four elephants, which ride on the back of the Great A'Tuin, an even larger tortoise. Hubward are mountains. Edgeward the oceans fall off. Discworld has evolved over time from a send-up of fantasy novels [one of the first introduced "Cohen the Barbarian"] to some very wise, and still very funny observations on life itself, the universe, and all that. A.S. Byatt insists that one of Sir Terry's earlier books deserved a Booker Prize.

Works of Eduardo Galeano

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Book Cover: Mirrors by Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano is a bit of a shadow to North American readers.  A few years ago, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave President Obama a copy of Galeano's "Open Veins of Latin America" - a political and social commentary on the region.  Galeano is best known for his epic trilogy,

A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping

Published on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Zen stones jpgMeditation is an ancient practice that offers tremendous practicality for the modern world. It helps reduce daily stress, increase energy and expand one's awareness of the inner self. In meditation, we quiet the energies of the mind and body and turn our attention inward to experience a time of stillness and relaxation. Meditation offers a perfect counterbalance to all of the outer activities of daily life. Regular practice helps improve focus and concentration, increase efficiency and renew enthusiasm. Start the New Year by learning a simple technique leading to the deepest levels of peace and joy. 

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Published on Monday, December 19, 2011

Bookcover: Broken ShoreJoin us January 5 to discuss Australian author Peter Temple's The Broken Shore, which won the 2007 Crime Writer's Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (formerly known as the Gold Dagger).

Published on Monday, December 19, 2011

The DC Public Library will close early Saturday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. and will be closed Sunday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 26.

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Published on Monday, December 19, 2011

Bookcover: Arguably Essays by Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens was a writer, debater, contrarian, atheist and bon vivant.  He was born a British subject and later became an American citizen.

Published on Monday, December 19, 2011

Graphic of Christmas Sheep by ~bsignOur next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 24.  Stay tuned for details.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Looking for Great Gift Ideas? Try This Link from NPR.

Published on Friday, December 16, 2011

If you are looking for great book gift ideas then a few of the folks at NPR have some good ideas.

Happy holidays!