Rosedale
Neighborhood Library

Twisted Tales: A National Children's Book Week Event

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.

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:

'Color Blind' by Tom Dunkel

Seen '42' and Looking for More Integrated Baseball History?

Everyone is familiar with the story of Jackie Robinson’s heroic breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947.

May 2013: A Space Film Odyssey

May 13-16

Come join us for a week in May to celebrate our favorite space films!All movies will be shown at 2 p.m.MondayMay 13Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

May Goodreads Book Group: Humor

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!

Jazz Appreciation Month Book Review

'The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire'

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.

From the Freegal Files

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

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.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Day of the Child/Day of Book story times

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!

April Goodreads Book Group: Verse Novels

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 April, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring Verse Novels. Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads group for more suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!

Rosedale Afternoon Book Club

April: 'The Wedding'

Come join us for a discussion of Dorothy West's 1996 novel, The Wedding.  This widely heralded novel tells the story of the Oval, a wealthy black community in 1950s Martha's Vineyard.The novel focuses on the Coles family, in particular, the upcoming marriage of Shelby Coles to a white jazz musician. Through the examination of this one event, West analyzes race and familial relations as they exist through many generations.

From the Freegal Files

Celebrate Women's History Month with Legendary Voices

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.In honor of Women's History Month, check out some of these legendary women and their classic albums!  We have highlighted some great selections here, but you can find more by logging into Freegal with your DC Public Library card here and searching for these and other legendary women artists.

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