Raina is just your average sixth-grader: she loves goofing around with her friends and she's coping with her inevitable new set of braces in the coming weeks. However, her life takes a turn when she loses a foot race after Girl Scouts and falls right on her face! Now on top of navigating the uncertain waters of middle school, she has to contend with surgery, headgear, and a new wonky smile.
It's back to school for all DC Public School kids this week! In celebration (or commiseration, you decide) we'll be hosting a special Back to School Meeting of the Southeast Tween Book Club. Come by Wednesday, August 28, at 4 p.m. for snacks and discussion.
Aaron Hartzler has never had a problem making friends. He's smart, charismatic, and dresses straight from the pages of GQ Magazine. Growing up in Kansas City, he also harbors some big dreams of making it big on Broadway or becoming a move star in Hollywood.
Capitol Hill readers have been reading a lot this summer and those who have signed up for Adult Summer Reading have been submitting scads of reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here are some of the titles that have gotten the seal of approval from your neighbors.
Come to the library this Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. to check out books AND make some of your own! Artist Karen O. Brown will teach kids to make a beautiful book art out of everyday materials.Ages 6-12Interested in learning more about upcycling or re-using materials for fun projects? Check out these creative and funky books when you visit the library!
The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Come on, Pete!"The kitties on the bus say, "Come on, Pete! Hop on board!"If you love Pete the Cat as much as we do, then, boy do we have good news for you! Everyone’s favorite frisky feline is back and he has a driver’s license! (Wow, drivers beware!)
Summer Reading ends in one month, which means that you have until Aug. 24 to turn in your Summer Reading Logs and collect your prizes! Everyone who turns in a completed reading log gets a free book, plus the chance to win a Kindle Fire or tickets to a Nationals game.