Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Worn with time, the majestic Art Deco Yacoubian building shines in its quiet, ever-watchful manner in downtown Cairo, namesake of its builder’s ambitions and a stolid witness to its share of history. Time has also had its way with the unfulfilled lives of the motley group of residents of this decadent building, among them a student, a politician, a seductress, an aging aristocrat, and a newspaper editor.
Published on Monday, May 23, 2011
Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel Room may possibly be the most perplexing novel I have read this year. It follows the life of Jack, a typical Dora-the-Explorer-loving child, starting on the morning of his fifth birthday. However, there is one hitch in his upbringing that makes him far from typical: Jack has spent his entire life confined with his mother in one very small room.
Published on Monday, May 2, 2011
There are countless stories told by mariners and seamen of ships that have been battered and have —sometimes—survived encounters with these giants of the sea.
Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011
As part of DC Public Library's Jazz Appreciation Month festivities, Mt. Pleasant Interim Library will offer a jazz-themed story time on Thursday, April 14, at 10 a.m.! Join us for some smooth sounds, hip rhythms and some fun, jazzy stories!
For children 5 and under.
At La Casa, 3164 Mt. Pleasant St. N.W., next to the interim library.
Published on Monday, April 4, 2011
Fans of Octavia Butler will know she rarely writes short stories. This, her only book of short stories, is slim and includes only five short works of fiction (seven and two short essays, if you’re reading the second edition). The book begins with her most well-known short story, Bloodchild, winner of an award for best novelette from the Science Fiction Chronicle, and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards. It also includes Speech Sounds, winner of the 1984 Hugo Award for best short story.
Published on Saturday, March 5, 2011
On August 20, 1910, a roaring wind galvanized the small fires already affecting the dry, kindling-like national forests of the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana into a virtually unstoppable inferno. Scrambling to avert disaster, forest rangers recruited all available men, from college boys to immigrants in the mining camps, to help battle the flames.
Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011
Written ten years after his impressive debut The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex is Eugenides’ equally ambitious novel about Cal Stephanides, born Calliope Helen Stephanides. At age thirteen, it becomes apparent that Callie is not like other girls her age. When she is taken by her parents to a genetic specialist, the truth about her hermaphroditism sets Callie off on a quest to find out about her family and why she is the way she is.
Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Join us for an evening of fun with The Knight at Dawn book trivia, parchment paper making, and coat of arms design.
February 16, at 6:30 pm
Check the catalog for availability and reserve a copy of the book today!