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April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month. Celebrate this American art form with books about the sights, sounds, and people of this musical style. Don't forget to visit the Smithsonian's website for special events all month long. 

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

TFAThings Fall Apart, a novel by the renowned author Chinua Achebe, is rooted the deep cultural traditions of the Igbos of eastern Nigeria. Written in the mid-twentieth century at a time when Africa was changing hands from colonial rule to indigenous rule, Achebe portrays a peaceful, organized community torn apart by the introduction of a foreign lifestyle and ideology.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Casual VacancyWhen a children’s librarian is looking forward to an adult fiction title, it means only one thing: everyone is looking forward to this title too. And as the author of one of the most popular children’s fiction series of all time, J.K. Rowling had her work cut out for her.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cover art for Tales of TerrorUncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley has more than enough fear-factor for most fans of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edward, give him the opportunity to recount some of his most frightening stories. As each tale unfolds, it becomes clear that something sinister is in the air, from strange sounds, a creepy butler that Edward rarely sees.

The thrilling sequel in the Wildwood Series

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cover Art "Under Wildwood"When we left Prue and Curtis at the end of Wildwood, we couldn't help but feel their story wasn't over. Curtis had chosen to stay behind with his fellow bandits, and Prue had heroically returned from Wildwood with her baby brother. However, while this may have seemed like a happily ever after, all was not well in Wildwood or The Outside.  Prue remains restless, and can't seem to quiet her new gift of communicating with plants -- a talent that proves to be quite distracting at school.

A creepy new read by a new author

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls book coverTwelve-year-old Victoria is determined to keep everything perfect: her grades, her appearance, and her best friend, overly messy Lawrence.

Even though Lawrence is Victoria’s "personal project" in need of fixing, when he goes missing, Victoria soon uncovers numerous secrets lurking beneath the surface of her picture-perfect town. Once Victoria uncovers the horrible truth, she must face her own fears and learn to trust and depend on others.

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Coraline book coverThis month’s book club selection is the award winning book Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Coraline and her family move into an apartment building where she makes friends with her kooky neighbors. She also finds a secret door, and despite her neighbor’s warnings, she enters the narrow passage into a parallel world, where everything is wonderful! Her “other mother” showers her with attention, and her toy box is always full!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

How to Write a PlayDo you have a budding writer or actor? Join Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT) at Southeast Library for a FREE after-school program. In six action-packed workshops, participants will learn about playwriting and acting through fun games and activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to create and perform an original play about our community!

Popular Story Time Will Move to a Ticket System

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Image of TicketsStarting Wednesday, March 6, we will start a new ticket system for the 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday Story Times. 
Here’s how it works: