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Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Even if you don’t have Columbus Day off or celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this month.  Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:Oct. 1-31 – National Bullying Prevention Awareness MonthOct. 1 - World Vegetarian Day

39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference

Join us for a 2.5 day program of events!

What: 39th Annual DC Historical Studies ConferenceWhere: Carnegie Library and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryWhen:  October 18-21, 2012Website: http://annualconferencedchistoricalstudies.wordpress.com/about/

Pop[ular] Punk

featuring Still Rings True

"Our crisis is a crisis of choice." These are the words of melodic punk rockers, Still Rings True. For these three guys from Watertown, N.Y., music is not just a hobby; it's a means to spark social reform. If you find yourself suffering from bone-crushing apathy and spending your days in a lackluster haze, then Still Rings True is the right medicine for you. Just one listen and you're guaranteed to be hooked on their catchy tunes and close-to-home mission to bring meaning back to music.

Reading Lolita in Tehran Opera

DC Reads Excerpts Performance

Natalie BarrensCarolyn Black-SotirMichael LangloisOne Book. One City. One Good Read.Come join us in the Great Hall on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. as Elisabeth Mehl Greene's chamber opera brings Azar Nafisi's bestselling work to music. The libretto, co-written with Iranian-American poet Mitra Motlagh, retells Nafisi's experiences teaching Western literature after the Iranian Revolution, first in the classroom, and then in secret to a group of young women students.  By reflecting the challenges of her reading group through the prism of Lolita, Gatsby, James, and Austen, Nafisi both paints a picture of the grim realities of Revolutionary Iran and shows how literature provides universal insights into the human condition.

A Celebration of Local D.C. Theater

Opening the Source Theatre Archives

"It was the Source Theater ... that offered a place to start.  ... When I'm asked about the Source Theater Company, I share fond memories of working with Pat, Keith Parker (Source Theater Festival) and other artists in the nation's capital, where my career in theater began."-- Actor Clayton LeBouefThe Source Theatre is an institution in the D.C. theater scene. It's where many young and hungry actors, playwrights and directors got their start; it's where artists felt comfortable pushing boundaries, and it's where D.C. audiences could laugh, love and cry.

October Goodreads Book Group: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Want to join a book group, but don't have time for meetings? Are you an avid social media user as well as an avid reader? Just want to read some good books and discuss them with others?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!

In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate

In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate, is a riveting and harrowing account of an Afghan woman’s journey from her native war-torn homeland to her new adoptive country of the United States. From the day Saima was born, her father knew she was destined to be great.

'Red Hats': A Novel

Red Hats is a warm, funny and heart wrenching debut novel by noted comedian and actor Damon Wayans.

Fall Spirit

Book and Boubon Pairings

Fall is here and with it comes the lure of changing colors, warmth, woodsmoke, gravy and sweaters. Almost nothing is better paired with those items better than bourbon and a book. Fortunately your library has you covered on all counts.

Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends

Whenever I hear about a celebrity cookbook I tend to brush it off as some sort of narcissism, believing that it's impossible for someone like Eva Longoria to be that talented of an actor, that traditionally beautiful and be that adept in the kitchen.

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