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I <3 Paris

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

Oh la la! Paris, the city of lights.  A creative hub for writers and artists alike.  After doing several French preschool story times, I’ve felt inspired to do a Friday Five list about this magical city.  Through the pages of these children’s books, you can take a quick tour of the sights without having to spend a dime.

Some Book Suggestions from the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We are a mid-week in our two-part Saturday morning coffee tasting program. This past Saturday, as we sipped our delicious coffee and rich talk from Peregrine Espresso and Madcap Coffee, we learned about the complex and poetic vocabulary that coffee lovers use to describe what they are drinking. Contemplating the coffee taster's flavor wheel (from Counter Culture Coffee), my librarian's mind went to books and movies from our collection that would match these descriptors. Though I could not ascribe titles to the whole wheel, I did add one for each of the ten Intensifiers in the grid below.

Books That Fright and Excite

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014

Stephen King is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers, so I wanted to share a few of his books that I have enjoyed so far as well as some titles I look forward to reading.

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.