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Author of 'Hollywood on the Potomac'

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013

hollywood on the potomac book coverWhether you are a film aficionado or just curious about films that have been set in D.C., you should definitely check out the recently released book by Mike Canning.

Finally, someone mashed up a graphic novel and a cookbook!

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

RelishI'm a sucker for a good graphic memoir - cartoonists using the narrative tools of comics to explore their personal experiences. I've read books in this genre about topics ranging from the Iranian Revolution to a gay person coming out of the closet to the history of Students for a Democratic Society, but I was surprised to discover Lucy Knisley's new book Relish, which combines stories from her childhood with recipes.

Meeting Teenagers on Death Row

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cover Art for "No Choir Boy"What is the worst thing that you've ever done?

Brood 2 is Coming!

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CicadaPeople are starting to talk about the cicadas coming again to D.C., but what do we really know about about this impending swarmageddon? They say that the bugs come every 17 years, but many of us remember cicadas descending on D.C. more recently than that. So what is the answer?

Historic newspapers!!!

DCPL's historic newspapers online
contains archived copies of the Washington Post. Doing a subject search of cicadas on issues from 17, 34, and 51 years ago reveals this about the insects:

Check out "The Graveyard Book" for May!

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cover art "The Graveyard Book"

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013
Job SeekersJob Seekers is a weekly clinic at the Southeast Library that offers help, skill building and resources for individuals of all industries, including cover letters, resume writing and reviews, interview coaching, job search strategies and computer skills.

For anyone looking to enter the job market, change jobs, or find information on occupations of interest, the Southeast Jobseekers Clinic can help. The DC Public Library JobSeekers Website provides additional resources.

Celebrate Poetry Month with a Special Trivia Night!

Published on Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cover Art for Inside Out & Back AgainWhen Kim Há’s mother visits a fortuneteller for Vietnamese New Year, he tells her that her family’s lives will “twist inside out.”  Naively, 10-year-old Há hopes that this means her hometown of Saigon will not see any fighting from the Vietnam War and perhaps, her missing father of nine years will return.  However as fate would have it, the fighting continues to rage on and forces Há’s family to flee for safety.  Starting with a fishing boat in Vietnam, to a refugee camp in Guam, to Florida, and ending with their final residence in Alabama, Há's life changes dramatically.  Quickly she finds herself trying to learn English, confronting bullies, and forced to eat strange Ameri

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013

Breathing roomBreathing Room is a novel about life in Washington, DC in the late 20th century.  When the Southeast Book Club met last month to discuss and critique this book, the group was excited about reading a book with a familiar setting. Club members felt connected to the street names, popular points of interests and public buildings referred to in the book, which connected our readers to the text.

The Cove

Published on Saturday, April 6, 2013

the cove dvd coverJoin us on Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m. for a screening of the documentary film The Cove.

In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan, behind a wall of barbed wire and "Keep Out” signs, lies a shocking secret. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins.