Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Sunday, September 1, 2013
It’s time to head back to school and hit the books. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate in between Labor Day and Columbus Day.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.

Published on Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Littlest Pirate KingI'm not terribly sure what to make of this book. I like that. I don't really understand what the author is trying to say. In that way, I suppose this book is rather poetic. One side of me feels like it's a morality tale, while the other side sees it as a morbid horror story. Yes, the pirates are murderous fiends, but they're murderous fiends who grapple with morality, ethics and spirituality. 

Your Personalized Road Map to Business Success

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013

Image of book coverWhat Color Is Your Money? offers readers essential keys to business success by identifying and explaining how individual money personalities, “Money Colors,” can affect overall financial success.

Book Review

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

book coverIn Melody Moezzi's latest, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, Moezzi writes openly and honestly about being diagnosed as bipolar and accepting it.

While mental illness is often ignored and misunderstood in many cultures, Melody's Iranian-Muslim family both here and abroad had a particularly hard time initially dealing with her illness; bipolar describes both her illness and the divide in her life of growing up Iranian in the Bible Belt of the U.S.

Book Review

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

book coverJane Coxwell, who happens to be Diane von Furstenberg's personal chef, has produced a beautiful book influenced by her travels around the globe.

In Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes, you certainly feel transported and the stunning photos throughout only add to the journey.

All the basics are covered -- breakfast, soups, salads, grains, seafood and more. From honey-poached pineapple to Thai curry to Moroccan lamb, your taste buds are in for a real treat. I can't wait to try the whole stuffed chicken and stuffed pita bread! 

The Happiness Formula H=S+C+V

Published on Monday, August 26, 2013

Authentic Happiness book coverAre certain individuals imbued with particular biological constructs that predispose them to their own unique baseline of happiness?  If so, as a result, are they fated to the inevitability of a life of perpetual despair, or are they destined to the upper reaches of unlimited elation and euphoria? These scientifically based enigmatic questions, among other philosophical and ideological substructures, are what Martin E.P.

A Weekly Film Series for Adults at 6:00pm in Auditorium A-5

Published on Monday, August 26, 2013
Beijing Flickers poster
Star Trek poster
World War Z poster

'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

Published on Friday, August 23, 2013

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakMarkus Frank Zusak, Australian author (b. June 23, 1975,) grew up hearing stories about Germany in World War II, and decided to portray characters who rebelled against the rules of the Nazis.

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013

bookcoverFollow along in the year 2051 where most of the population of the United States lives in two large domes called the Eastern and Western States. A young teenager named Faith lives beyond the dome, along with a very small percentage of others that have chosen to remain on the outside.

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Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
So these end of summer days have got you daydreaming. Perhaps in your sun-induced stupor, you have missed the fact that DCPL has been celebrating Adult Summer Reading.  We call it Groundbreaking Reads because reading spreads seeds of wisdom and, frankly, any effort to get all of Washington reading is truly an earthshaking act.  As part of this, we are collecting book reviews and giving away gifts.  If you loved the last book you read, or you loathed it, we want to know.