Staff Picks

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Union MarketOn a recent visit to the wonderfully renewed Union Market here in D.C., I had the pleasure of stopping by the Rappahanock Oyster Company’s food stall. Rappahanock Oyster Company is one of the growing eco-conscious companies across the country practicing sustainable farming.

Published on Monday, September 23, 2013

An Abundance of KatherinesOne of the big events libraries celebrate in September is Banned Books Week, where we highlight the mission of the library to provide information and entertainment on all topics and viewpoints, even if some readers might find it offensive. One of the authors we highlight during this time is John Green, whose works are often challenged in libraries across the country.

Toward that end, take a look at one of Green’s most interesting works, An Abundance of Katherines.

Classic titles revisited and remixed

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

TequilaMockingbirdDo you host or belong to a book club? Do you enjoy a spirited cocktail now and then? If so, then Tim Federle’s Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With a Literary Twist may be just the book for you. Federle takes over 60+ classic literary titles and gives them a shake and a stir, and presents them transformed with a twist on the original title in a drinkable version.

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to The Lightning Thief to Eragon (just to name a few), fantasy books are popular with kids.

The Second Book in the Raven Cycle Series

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Dream ThievesHardcore fans of the first installment will want to re-read the first book since the action starts right away, and all those little subtle plot lines come racing into focus from the first page. If Book One is about myths and legends, then Book Two is about secrets. Ronan keeps secrets from Gansey, Gansey keeps secrets from Adam, Blue keeps secrets from herself, and Adam keeps secrets from everyone.

Published on Saturday, September 14, 2013

Photo of Dad is Fat coverWhat do Hot Pockets, fruit cake, paleness, bacon and parenting all have in common?  The answer is Jim Gaffigan. The stand-up comedian best known for his pale skin, love of food, and strange voices has recently come out with a new book about life and parenting, Dad is Fat
 

Pandora

Published on Friday, September 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

"Get thee to a runnery"

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Everything Running Book by Art LibermanNow that the dog days of summer have come and gone you may be feeling more inclined to get out and exercise. Seize the feeling that comes with this beautiful late summer weather and start moving!

Ellie McDoodle

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Great Book for Teens Returning Back to School

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, book coverKilling Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan is a great book for teens returning back to school from their summer vacation.

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