Two recently published memoirs paint a fascinating portrait of the culinary landscape in the United States and of the American experience in general. Each book concludes in New York City and tells the story of two men who could not have come from more different backgrounds or taken such divergent paths to get to the “Big Apple” (and beyond)! One black, one white; one straight, one gay; one African-born, one American-born -- each man in his own way has had a significant impact on today’s food culture.
Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Steven.
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!Goodreads is an online community of over 7 million readers. On the site, people share, rate, review, tag, recommend and organize their books. Goodreads also allows users to form groups. Each group has a virtual bookshelf for listing books of interest to the group and a space for forum-style discussions. As part of our group, we'll host monthly book discussions. Each month we’ll announce the theme (i.e. mystery, short stories, celebrity memoir) and then you choose the book you want to read and discuss.It is election season in DC, so what could be more appropriate to read about this month than Presidents? The suggestions below and on the POTUS bookshelf cover alternate histories, political satire, historical fiction, biography and more.Pick a book and join the discussion!
Did you miss our make-up workshop with Jill Turnbull of the Washington Ballet? Never fear. We have put together tutorials for the three looks Turnbull and her lovely teen assistants put together:Vampire Look #1Vampire Look #2 ("Buffy Style")WerewolfJill stressed three key things:You don't need fancy makeup to put together a complete Halloween look.Don't worry about being perfect. "It's not about being perfect," she said. "It's about the effect."During the makeup process, it's always good to step back and check your look.Oh yeah ... and have fun!
Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Kiara.
This month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club is reading Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario, for discussion at our October meeting. The book tells the true story of a Honduran teenager who is determined to ride the tops of freight trains to re