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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:

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Laika book cover artJanuary’s meeting was a huge success, with over 14 in attendance.

February’s selection is Laika, by Nick Abadzis. The book won an Eisner award in 2008.

Book Review and Book Club Discussion

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

Life of PiWritten in a first-person narrative, Yann Mantel's Life of Pi tells a tale of courage, faith, hunger, coping, fear, animal behavior and survival.

Check it out for a powerful e-experience!

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

Cover art of "Ana's Story"Ana's story is not all that different from thousands of girls all over the world.  A single teen mom, Ana is confronted with the daily challenge of survival as she struggles to provide for both herself and her young daughter.  However, she also has a powerful secret: Ana was born HIV positive.

Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cover art for "One Crazy Summer"With temperatures hovering around freezing, all Washingtonians are looking for ways to keep warm.  My personal favorite method is to snuggle up with a good book, and imagine sunshine and summer time.  Fortunately, I stumbled upon 2011 Newberry Honor book One Crazy Summer just in time!

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book art for Skinned by Robin WassermanWhat makes you human? Is it what you think, your experiences? Or is it something more?

Lia Kahn had everything. She was a popular socialite and everyone followed her vids to see what she and her friends were wearing, saying, or even eating that day. But it all changed in a split second. There was a problem with her car’s auto command system and next thing she knew she was a mech -- a machine that housed all of her thoughts, memories, and experiences. She would never age, she would never die. But was she ever going to be human again?