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Illustrations Worth Checking Out

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

Your memories of your favorite childhood stories are probably shaped and shaded by their illustrations -- Maurice Sendak's fascinating wild things; Beatrix Potter's mixture of science and whimsy; Eric Carle's bold, bright collages; or my favorite, W.W. Denslow's old-timey pen-and-ink drawings of Oz. When it comes to illustrated books, and picture books in particular, the artwork is at least as important as the words. Here are five fairly recently published books for kids with truly memorable artwork.

Women Doing Their Thing

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

I love reading stories of empowered women so I am sharing some of those with you this week.  Some will will inspire, others will caution, most are true, but all are enjoyable summer reads.  

Comic Books, Hep Cats, and Yumminess

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cool new york public library

Our air conditioning was out last week, but it's been fixed and now it's downright frigid in here.... very very cool. Here are some other cool things at the library this summer.

Come see Louis Bayard, author of "Roosevelt's Beast."

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014
We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.
Our next Reading Series event is Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Louis Bayard.

Reading Series Lou Bayard

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Southeast Library is closed today, Friday, July 25 due to high temperatures in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

In order to better serve the public, the front entrance of the Southeast Library will undergo repairs and upgrades this August. This work will consist of replacing the front door and installing security controls.  Work will take place between Thursday, August 14 and Monday, August 25. The preliminary work schedule is as follows:
Thursday, August 14 - Work will be performed from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The front entrance will be open to the public.
Friday, August 15 - Work will be performed from 6 to 9 a.m. The front entrance will be open to the public.
Tuesday, August 19 through Friday 22 – Work will be performed all day. The front entrance will be closed to the public. Traffic will be rerouted to the rear entrance facing D St, SE. This entrance is ADA compliant.

Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Southeast Library is currently closed due to high temperatures in the building. All events today are cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Take a Mental Trip to the Beach

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

If you don't have time to get to the beach, let these books transport you there without ever leaving the city.

Foodie Reads

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014

It seems like everyone these days is a self-proclaimed foodie, myself included.  In this Friday Five, I include some of my favorite books that display a person's intimate relationship with food.  So stop eating, and start reading!  Or, as I prefer, do both at the same time!  

Young adult titles to make you laugh.

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014

I like dark dystopias, gritty street lit, and tragic tales of heartbreak just as much as the next YA reader. Sometimes it can all feel a bit heavy, though, and that's when it's time to seek out something lighter -- or at least something with levity. If you, too, are looking for stories sure to deliver some laughs (and maybe an occasional tear as well), check out these five titles; I wouldn't call them all comedies, but each of them definitely have a generous sense of humor.