Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013

Rot and Ruin by Jonathan MayberryI have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of horror movies.  The onscreen blood and gore turns my stomach, and I don’t like the surprises of a killer/monster/zombie horde leaping out and winnowing down the cast.  But horror in a book I can usually take, especially if there’s a great story behind it.  A good example would by Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry.  Perhaps you, too, would like to be up to your eyeballs with these particular undead.

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring is Here book coverThe change of season is a wonderful time to introduce early literacy skills with babies and toddlers.  The National Research Council recommends that children enter school with specific skills that prepare them to benefit more from classroom instruction. 

A seminar presented by author Diane S. Nine

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

diane nine picDiane S. Nine, local author and president of Nine Speakers Inc. will share expert tips and strategies from her book, GET PUBLISHED: A Guide to Literary Tips, Traps & Truth

Nine Speakers Inc. is an entertainment agency representing people across the world in a number of areas including the literary, theatrical, film and television arenas. 

Seminar topics include:
Getting Started - Writing Tips; Finding an Agent;
The Agency Agreement; Putting Together a Book Proposal;
Getting a Publisher - The Process;
The Publishing Agreement & The Financial Side;
and The Book Tour, Marketing and Publicity. 

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Do yoTheWorldsBestStreetFoodu love to travel? Cook? Eat? I do! That’s why I was so excited to see Lonely Planet publish The World’s Best Street Food: Where to Find It & How to Make It.  Lonely Planet Publications is one of the foremost publishers of world-wide travel guides and a “go to” for any global trekker.

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

book jacket foreclosure guideThe word "foreclosure " generates anxiety for many homeowners.  Over the past few years, the media has highlighted issues that have lead to an increase in foreclosures.  As a result, there are now a variety of programs available to homeowners to either keep or leave their homes.

Spring blossom update

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cherry blossom tree in Children'sAt last, the tree in the hall just outside the Children's Division has burst forth in blossoms, revealing its true identity -- it is a cherry tree!  Just like the famed Washington, D.C. cherry trees that are blooming along the Tidal Basin.

Enjoy the history and beauty of the District's favorite flowers at home or all year-round with these great children's books:

The endless intrigue of Brandon Digwood

Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The graphic novels he excels at may be full of mystery, adventure and no small dose of suspense -- as is Mr. Brandon, the man himself!  I was fortunate enough to snag a few top-secret words with him ... which I then leaked to this website.  Shhh, don't tell!

Brandon Digwood, LibrarianSo, Mr. Brandon -- is that your undercover alias, or am I not allowed to know?
No comment.

How long have you been an agent of Operation Teen Space?
For six months, but my previous posting -- let's just say the details are still classified. 

Budgeting, Credit Repair, Debt Managemen, and Wealth Building

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013
financial literacy

The DC Public Library and Capital Area Asset Builders present a seminar on financial literacy. Topics include:

  • budgeting
  • credit repair
  • debt management
  • wealth building
  • other financial education topics.

We meet April 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Auditorium, room A-5. Call us at 202-727-1161 or visit us online. 

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

photo of cover of Back of the HouseWhen a food writer who is also a clinical psychologist writes a book about one of the country's top restaurants, the result is a foodie's delight, a resource for anyone who wonders what being a top chef really involves; and if the writer is Scott Haas, a great read full of equally great insights into the people. 

Showers, Rabbits and a Multi-lingual Chicken

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

april showers by george shannonBegin Spring by reading a story about a sure thing: Showers in the month of April.

George Shannon with illustrators Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey create a chorus of dancing frogs exhorting the joys of getting soaking wet.  Although the frogs “do what’s right” and ‘play by the rules,” danger lurks when a snake comes shimmering by.

Read April Showers and discover a surprise for both reader and frog.