Staff Picks

'Fledgling': A Must Read

Fledgling by Octavia Butler is a thrilling read. Full of movement and suspense, this novel will make you squirm at times.

'The Last Unicorn'

This piece will be the first in a series of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works, celebrating MLK Memorial Library's ongoing Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club.

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

"The Borrowers"

Dear LBPH Kids,

'Just My Type' by Simon Garfield

What's your type? Do you go for the traditional, classic type -- the kind that looks like it just came from Ancient Greece and Mount Olympus?Or are you more of a new age person, attracted to the strong Germanic type?Maybe you go for the nerdy ones, the ones that look like a computer program.

Staff Picks

Library Associate Justin Pair shares his reading list with you

The Son by Philipp Meyer

'The Commoner' by John Burnham Schwartz

This is such a beautifully written and fascinating story I found myself so quickly caught up in a world that was previously not well known to me that it was hard for me to tell where biographical/historical fact ended and novelistic imagination began. The fact that the story of Haruko's marriage into the semi-divine confines of Japan's royal family is based on a true story only makes this

All About Oysters

On 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.

'An Abundance of Katherines' by John Green

One 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.

Oh No He Didn't!

Classic titles revisited and remixed

Do you host or belong to a book club? Do you enjoy a spirited cocktail now and then?

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