Happy 51st Birthday, Spider-Man!Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created this superhero for Marvel Comics on Aug. 1, 1962. The first Spider-man comic was published in March 1963. In the first issue, a young man is bitten by a radioactive spider and he discovers wondrous super abilities.
All kids and teens in the District are invited to participate in Summer Reading at DC Public Library. This year's Summer Reading theme for children is Dig Into Reading; the teens' Summer Reading theme is Beneath the Surface. The program runs from June 1 through Aug. 24. You can win prizes for reading.
Some food historians believe that pizza-like dishes (baking bread with toppings on stones in a wood oven) can be traced back to the early Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures. Today's pizza pie has been attributed to baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples, Italy. In 1889, a special pizza dish was created to honor King Umberto and Queen Margherita by Esposito. To represent the colors of the Italian flag, Esposito used Neapolitan flat bread with green basil, white mozzarella cheese and red tomato sauce.
Discover the beauty of steam, diesel and electric trains. On Saturday, May 11, communities across America will be celebrating National Train Day. Did you know:1. Some bullet trains float magnetically above the rails.2. People who love trains are called railfans. They take vacations to go trainspotting.3. Many train stations are called Union Station. These are stations used by different train lines.
How well do you know African-American History? During the month of February, each week the Deanwood Library will present trivia questions pertaining to African-Americans. Check out the library to find the answers.?? Who Am I ??
Many children and teens helped to mobilize the nation in the fight against inequality. On May 2-4, 1963, hundreds of students marched in the "Children's Crusade" in Birmingham,. Ala. A song created for the "Children's Crusade" movement was sung during the march:"We've got a job,We've got a job to do.
Lecture Series by Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Curious about wills and advance directives, but overwhelmed by the process?Want to know how to protect you and your children from identity theft?Do you know your rights when it comes to unpaid wages?Join us in December as we host three consumer-oriented lectures sponsored by the Neighborhood Legal Services Program.