If you're like me then you're still full from Superbowl Sunday, and you're thinking about what to do now that we have six more weeks of winter. Luckily, we have all sorts of great programs this month to keep you busy and out of the cold!
Published on Saturday, February 8, 2014
Seraphina is set in a world where two species co-exist: dragons and humans. Dragons, powerful creatures with mathematical minds, are able to take human form to interact with people; they reject all emotions as weakness, to the point of excising them from their brains. The broad concepts of mathematics and music are the key to this new world along with bigotry, discrimination and diplomatic negotiations.
Published on Friday, February 7, 2014
In her new novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini returns to Civil War era Washington, D.C. to tell the story of Kate Chase Sprague. When Kate Chase invited First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to call upon her, Washington society was astounded. Her invitation established a social and political rivalry between the two ladies until President Abraham Lincoln's death in April 1856.
Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014
No other writer can write a gruesome story about a disturbing main character who commits terrible acts and still command sympathy from the reader. If you've seen the movie or read the prequel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, you will know what I mean. Tom Ripley is just trying to get ahead and have what all the rich, upper class have.
New all ages storytime featuring e-books, music and more
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Starting this month, we have a new Digital Storytime at Cleveland Park every other Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (Dates in February: Feb. 9 and Feb. 23)
We will read e-books, sing along to music, and use group appropriate apps. The program is designed to showcase the library's collection of e-books and other digital resources, all of which are available for patrons to check out for personal use. This is also an excellent time to ask any questions you may have concerning the library's digital collection or other related materials.
Join us for this exciting new combination of technology and the library!
Children of all ages are welcome.
Black History Month
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Check out these 2014 African-American history titles for a wealth of historical and contemporary facts:
The Handy African American History Answer Book
by Jessie Carney Smith
Award Winning Young Fiction Writers series continues
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014
This month, we’re reading Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!, a dark and crazy romp through the contemporary Florida Everglades. The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, and last year the author was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” Raised in Miami, Russell has also been the recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Berlin Prize, and a National Magazine Award for fiction.
300 Best Jobs without a Four-Year Degree
Published on Friday, January 31, 2014
Are you not planning to attend college after high school? Did you complete vocational school or received an associate's degree? Looking for a good job that doesn't require a college degree?
In 300 Best Jobs without a Four Year Degree by Dr. Laurence Shatkin, find out which jobs that pay well and have the fastest growth. The book is divided in two parts: the first lists the best jobs and the second provides job descriptions.
Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014
DC Public Library will be participating in the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival again this year.
ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
The film festival will run Feb. 6-13. DC Public Library will screen films and host speakers at the following locations, dates and time: