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Community celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the birth of novelist Zora Neale Hurston

Published on Monday, December 30, 2013

ZNH photoJoin us in the Great Hall for a celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the birth of novelist Zora Neale Hurston!

On Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 pm, The Hurston/Wright Foundation will present a program that features writers, scholars and members of the community, including E. Ethelbert Miller, Courtland Milloy and A'Lelia Bundles, reading excerpts from their favorite Hurston work. 

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013

Espresso Book MachineCome into the Digital Commons to meet one of our newest devices - the Espresso Book Machine. No, this machine won't be able to make you a steaming shot of espresso, but it can print paperback books on-demand! 

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013
January's films are full of fast and exciting action and powerful real-life drama!!
Vin Diesel pic Dwayne Johnson pic Tyrese Gibson pic

Published on Saturday, December 21, 2013

Everybody Sees The Ants by A. S. KingConsidering how cold and snowy it's been lately, a book set in a hot place would be great to warm up with.

How about a literary vacation in Arizona? It would be great, unless you’re using it to escape a terrible bully and a wrecked home life, like Lucky. Find out about his summertime trials and tribulations in Everybody Sees The Ants by A. S. King.

Shortest day, longest night

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Celebrate the Winter SolsticeOn Saturday, Dec. 21 -- at 5:11 p.m., to be exact -- take a look at the sun.  

You may notice that it's very far south in the sky, and also quite low on the horizon. That's because the Earth is the farthest away in its revolution around the sun, with the North Pole pointing away from it. This makes the solstice the shortest day and longest night of the entire year.         

In the Children's Room

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday photobooth at MLK Children'sMake sure to stop by the Children's room for a special holiday photo opportunity!

The Children's staff have constructed a life-size warm and cozy holiday hearth, complete with a roaring fire, snowflakes, stockings, Kwanzaa kinara and Hanukkah menorah.  

You have to see it to believe it -- a truly festive sight to behold!

Take a photo in front of the mantel, then tweet it at @dcpl, #holidaysatMLK.  

Spread the joy!

Published on Monday, December 16, 2013

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality.

Holiday stressJoin Karin Silverman as she discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.

She will present a simple, yet powerful, meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally, spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

The free workshop will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in Room A-3.

All are welcome to attend.

Published on Monday, December 9, 2013

bookcoverThe Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett takes the reader on a interdimensional thrill ride through the limitless iterations of our world with the invention of a potato-powered piece of technology, called the stepper.

New and improved networking group for all writers starts this month

Published on Sunday, December 8, 2013

AWC LogoSound familiar? Well, it should. The Aspiring Authors Circles established in October to support Fiction Writers, Poets, Bloggers, and Playwrights have now consolidated into one because there is strength in numbers. The name has been changed to accommodate all writers. 

Have you started or are you ready to self-publish your memoir? Do you pen poetry in your quiet hours or do you dream of creating the next Huffington Post?  Want to write historical fiction or a family epic? Collecting research on a political biography?  Whether you’re contemplating publishing digitally or in print, never published or recently published, this Circle is for you. 

Presented by ReferenceUSA

Published on Saturday, December 7, 2013

Reference USA LogoDid you know that the library has Reference USA, which is a resource that can help you:

  • Find new business opportunities
  • Conduct business and market research
  • Track down address and phone number
  • Locate your local competitors
  • Find a job
Please join us in the Digital Commons on Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., for a public drop-in session and 12-1 p.m. for an overview of this database that is free and available with a DC Public Library card.