Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

Photo of cover of DC Comics : sixty years of the world's favorite super heroesOne of the great joys of living in Washington, D.C. is that there is always something new and exciting to do.

That tradition continued this past weekend with the first convention for comic book, sci-fi and pop culture fans called Awesome Con DC.  If you missed it, or are not yet ready to stop getting your geek on, DCPL is here to save you!

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

Speaking Wiri WiriDan Vera is a D.C.-based poet who has made many contributions to the literary landscape of Washington, not least of which is the fabulous DC Writers' Homes website, which maps the houses where writers lived and worked right here in DC.

Published on Sunday, April 21, 2013

KnittingAh, spring. Time to pull out the sundresses, watch March Madness, revel in the glory of DC’s cherry blossoms. That is, if you want to experience a typical spring in DC.

Book Display

Published on Sunday, April 21, 2013
Manners Made Easy for Teens by June Hines Moore
  • Do you think the Golden Rule holds meaning for today's dating scene?
  • Do you treat your dates the way you want them to treat you?
  • Are you being treated right?

Come to Teen Space to browse a display of dating etiquette books along with novels and poems about romance.

Published on Saturday, April 20, 2013

book jacket for Renters RightsIf you are a renter, you should read Renter's Rights: The Basics 7th Edition by NOLO, a trusted publisher in legal books for the layperson.

Renters' Rights: The Basics covers important issues that all tenants need to understand in negotiating with their landlords.  After reading this book, you will understand issues such as legal reasons for turning down your lease application, and what constitutes illegal discrimination in housing.

Live Stage Play on Hoarding

Published on Saturday, April 20, 2013


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.