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Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

CinderCinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is also a cyborg with a mysterious past. As a cyborg, she is considered a second-class citizen. She is hated by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. She lives in New Beijing, where humans and androids co-habit. A deadly plague is ravaging the population. The lunar people who caused the plague are watching and waiting to invade Earth. No one knows that Earth’s fate lies in one girl. She does not even know it….

'Eleanor & Park' by Rainbow Rowell

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book cover of Eleanor and Park by Rainbow RowellEveryone on the bus has their chosen seat, including Park Sheridan, a Half-Korean punk rock aficionado with a penchant for wearing black.  Park keeps to himself, cranks up the volume on his Walkman and tries to stay invisible, lest the bullies at the back of the bus pick him as their next victim. But the new girl, big, awkward, red-headed train wreck Eleanor, a lightning rod for bullying, appears and Park reluctantly and offensively offers up the unoccupied seat next to him.  An unlikely friendship begins, gradually followed by a heart-breaking romance.

May is Asian-Pacific Islander Month

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cover Image of Asian Lounge Asia is rich in musical heritage. Since it's Asian-Pacific Islander Month, here's a music CD you will enjoy. It's Asian Lounge, which is part of the "Lounge" series from Putumayo.

‘Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster’

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Local author Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster Book Cover Katy Kelly’s book, Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster  , will please many children of the D.C. region with its numerous local references to monuments and museums. Adam “Melonhead” Melon lives in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He’s in the beginning of his fifth grade year and it’s starting out miserably. Melonhead’s new teacher is strict and his mother is creatively making him eat more vegetables, against his wishes. 

Book Review

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

tillipiercebookAs a young girl growing up in Gettysburg, I often heard about the experiences of the soldiers that fought in the three-day Civil War battle. But we rarely heard about the experiences of the townspeople.

'Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life'

Published on Friday, May 17, 2013

Born Standing UpSteve Martin’s memoir, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, covers the comedian’s life from childhood until he left live performance stand-up comedy in 1981. Throughout the book the author sounds humble, despite his fame and massive success over the years.

5 New YA Reads at the Tenley-Friendship Library

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Don't miss out on what could be your newest favorite book. Check out one of these new teen titles from the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library today!

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quick-Fix VeganVegan, hungry, and in a hurry?  Robin Robertson's Quick-Fix Vegan can help!

Seen '42' and Looking for More Integrated Baseball History?

Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

Color BlindEveryone is familiar with the story of Jackie Robinson’s heroic breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. Tom Dunkel’s Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball’s Color Line tells the story of semi-pro baseball’s great, integrated, Bismarck team of 1935.

Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

book coverHomemade with Love is a beautiful book which offers simple, from scratch recipes for you to enjoy with those you love.

The book starts out with the basics, including a chicken stock recipe and a simple marinara sauce. There are fun drink and snack recipes like Watermelon-Cilantro Sparkler, Rosemary & Pecorino Popcorn, and Pistachio Cupcakes. Entree ideas include Orange Balsamic Glazed Salmon and Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie.

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