Staff Picks

In Memoriam: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Former South African President

Former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nelson Mandela passed away on Dec. 5, 2013. 

Oh the weather outside is...

Great Wintertime Reads for Kids

Winter is upon us and there is no better season or reason to curl up with your young one to enjoy a good read. Here are some cold weathered suggestions to get started: Jingle-Jingle

Check Out the 'Long Earth'

The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett takes the reader on a interdimensional thrill ride throu

'National Pastime'

Staff recommendation

With the days shrinking ever shorter and darker, it’s nice to dream of spring and sunshine and warmth — and baseball. While our Nats didn’t meet their lofty expectations in 2013, we can still hope for a successful 2014 season.

Brr... Books to help you get through the Winter!

Book recommendations

I admit - I do not like being outside when it's cold outside. But, I love curling up with a book and watching the snow fall. Here are some recommendations of books that reinforce that Winter Wonderland atmosphere, without actually causing a chill!

'The Jaguar Hunter'

Part of an irregular series of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works, celebrating MLK Memorial Library's ongoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club. Previous entries here and here.

'Historic Restaurants of Washington, DC'

Staff recommendation

Local author and blogger John DeFerrari explores D.C.'s culinary past and revisits old restaurants in his fascinating history of how Washington went dining,

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Staff Recommendation

The story of the famed Highclere Castle continues in Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by

Drawing the Economy: Micro and Macro

Two New Graphic Novels

I love checking out the new graphic novels, and I am in awe of the range of topics that graphic artists are tackling.

Cooking for Hanukkah

Suggested titles

This year Hanukkah begins at sundown on Nov. 27 and ends Dec. 5.If you're looking for suggestions for your Hanukkah celebration meals, below are a few cookbook titles available to check out.  And Happy Hanukkah!

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