'Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell
Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013
Everyone on the bus has their chosen seat, including Park Sheridan, a Half-Korean punk rock aficionado with a penchant for wearing black. Park keeps to himself, cranks up the volume on his Walkman and tries to stay invisible, lest the bullies at the back of the bus pick him as their next victim. But the new girl, big, awkward, red-headed train wreck Eleanor, a lightning rod for bullying, appears and Park reluctantly and offensively offers up the unoccupied seat next to him. An unlikely friendship begins, gradually followed by a heart-breaking romance.
'Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life'
Published on Friday, May 17, 2013
Steve Martin’s memoir, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, covers the comedian’s life from childhood until he left live performance stand-up comedy in 1981. Throughout the book the author sounds humble, despite his fame and massive success over the years.
Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Have a good laugh and be prepared to get silly as we share unexpected versions of familiar fairytales. A make your own book craft will follow this special storytime to help commemorate what will be an enjoyable morning for all.
During National Children's Book Week, check out some of these picture books:
Seen '42' and Looking for More Integrated Baseball History?
Published on Friday, May 10, 2013
Everyone is familiar with the story of Jackie Robinson’s heroic breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. Tom Dunkel’s Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball’s Color Line tells the story of semi-pro baseball’s great, integrated, Bismarck team of 1935.
Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Come join us for a week in May to celebrate our favorite space films!
All movies will be shown at 2 p.m.
Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?
Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!
For May, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring humor. Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads shelf for more suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!
'The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire'
Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ted Gioia’s The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire provides an excellent introduction to some of the most enduring jazz numbers of all time, and it is suitable for both the casual jazz fan and the experienced aficionado alike.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month!
Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013
If you are unfamiliar with Freegal, it is a service provided through the DC Public Library that allows you to download three mp3s per week, which are then yours to keep forever — they do not need to be returned and they will never expire.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so we are featuring albums recorded at New York City's legendary Birdland Jazz Club. We have highlighted some great selections here, but you can find more by logging into Freegal with your DC Public Library card and searching for these and other legendary jazz recordings.
Day of the Child/Day of Book story times
Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013
In celebration of childhood, families, reading, and our nation's diverse culture, two special bilingual story times will begin at 10 a.m. on April 30 and May 4. Join us for clapping songs, dancing, and wonderful stories.
It's fun for all ages!