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Become a Star
Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013
Don't Forget the Library!
Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013
Teachers/Educators: The library is here to assist you and your class. Please come by, we are waiting.
Arrange a class visit to support the needs of your curriculum. Highlight tours are available, attainment of library cards, database demonstrations, how to do research, or just fun stories to encourage the joy of reading!
Please call the children’s librarian, Karen Towles, to make an appointment at 202-541-6255.
The Beach in January
Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Much of my childhood summers were spent at beaches in southern Maryland. The family frequently visited Sandy Point but our two family favorites were Long View and Columbia Beach in St. Mary's County.
One Sunday morning in January, I saw my mother placing picnic baskets on the kitchen table. When I asked her what she was doing, she answered, "We're going to the beach."
"Mama, it's January," I said. "Nobody goes to the beach in January".
My mother told me that my Aunt Bessie, her youngest sister, called and invited us to ride to Long View Beach with her and Uncle Saxton. "It's too cold to swim or to play on the beach," I said. My mother just smiled. "Eat your breakfast. We're going to the beach."
If It Doesn't Fit ... Try Something New
Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It's been months and maybe even years since you have had a full time "permanent" job and you're beginning to feel that the job you're seeking no longer exists. You've attended every job fair, searched the Internet for openings in your field and applied for countless jobs without getting an interview. Now it's time to try something different. It's time to use your skills to work smarter and perhaps you should consider working for yourself.
New Cookbook Wisdom
Published on Monday, August 26, 2013
Eat Your Vegetables, a new book by Joe Yonan, a Washington Post food columnist, has recipes designed for one. His easily expandable and flexible recipes preach his wisdom that they offer "guidelines" not directives. He wants "...readers to use their own judgment about quantity and ingredients." Important concerns for readers are "What am I in the mood for?" and the pragmatic "What ingredients do I have?"
Summer Reading Program "Dig Into Reading"
Published on Friday, August 2, 2013
Research continues to reinforce what librarians and teachers have long known: keeping children reading throughout the summer is key to maintaining students' literacy skills while encouraging a lifetime love of books. That is what our summer reading program Dig Into Reading -- for children 6 to 12 years, is all about.
Research also shows that you are never too young to start, so we have Read With Me -- a special program for children birth to age five and their parent or caregiver.
Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.
What libraries are offering the FSM?
Come and celebrate the Man of Steel, Superman!
Published on Monday, June 3, 2013
Come and celebrate Superman Day and the release of the your favorite superhero's new movie Man of Steel on June 15 from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
There will be fun activities with prizes and gifts for all ages.
Library books featuring the Man of Steel will be available for checkout.
(Doc McStuffins that is.)
Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
This new addition to our collection of "easy readers" features the popular animated television character Doc McStuffins. The animated series is about a 6-year-old girl who has aspirations of being a doctor, like her mother. She speaks with, and heals stuffed animals and toys. The books end in a life lesson, for example: Using your "inside voice" -- so needed in the library.