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November YA Book Review

'The Raven Boys' by Maggie Stiefvater

When reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, there are a few things you need to know up front.The first thing you need to know is that yes, that is her real name. The second thing: If she kisses her true love, he will die.

Sandy, Oh Sandy

Stock Up On Library Essentials Before The Storm!

With Hurricane Sandy expected to make a BIG impression on Washington, DC, it's important to be prepared. However, aside from the essentials like flashlights and food, it's important to have a steady supply of entertainment too.So be sure to check out these great new books for the kids:

New Saturday Story Times

Come join us on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for our new Family Story Time!Preschoolers and their parents are invited to come hear stories and sing songs together before they head off on their weekend adventures.

Southeast Library offers expanded hours, programs

The Southeast Library will be offering expanded hours during the Northeast Library renovation. In addition to our regular hours, we are now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. We will also offer story times on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

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And Reserve Your Copy of Book #1 of These Exciting New Series

Back to School Party

Kids and Teens

Join us for an end of summer/summer reading celebration on Aug. 23.Between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., make and take a craft you can wear.  At 4:30, settle in for the movie, The Hunger Games.

"A Book that Shaped Me" Essay Contest

Deadline is Aug. 24

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.Who can participate?Rising fifth- and sixth-graders (Students who will be entering fifth or sixth grade in the fall of 2012).How can they enter?

Almost Forever

A Moving, Quick Read for Adults and Teens

 For many American families, the late sixties were a trying time. For years, the United States had been involved in the growing conflict in Vietnam and the fighting showed no signs of abatement. 

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés

Regional Latino Dances and Bilingual Songs

Join us Monday, August 13, at 2 p.m. for our last Summer Reading performer.  This interactive program blends music education with learning Latino culture.Agite bien, cantar y bailar (shake, sing and dance) to regional Latino dances and bilingual songs with musician Mauricio Salguero.For ages 3-8.

Child Development Workshop

Are you concerned about the development of your 3-5 year old child? Do you wonder if your child has hit the right developmental milestones that are necessary for school success? If so, come and learn about Early Stages, DC Public Schools diagnostic center for children ages 3-5.A representative from Early Stages will discuss child development and preschool readiness, and will tell you how your child can receive a free developmental screening. The workshop is on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.