Staff Picks

Urban Legends & Historic Lore of Washington, D.C.

Staff Recommendation

Did you know the Old Stone House on M Street in Georgetown was George Washington's surveying headquarters in 1791?Were you aware that the city is built on a swamp?What do the hoofs mean on equestrian statues around the city?Have you heard that while Abraham Lincoln was touring Fort Stevens in 1864, a young Oliver Wendell Holmes ordered the Pre

New Books to Die For

Want a frightening read to keep you up all night this Halloween season? Luckily for you, many of this fall's hottest new books are totally terrifying!Check out one of these creepy titles that everyone has been talking about - you'll be sure to want to sleep with your lights on afterwards. 

Lou Reed Lives Forever!

Honoring Punk's Place in Fiction

Spooky Titles

Get Ready for Halloween with the Kids

Looking for a great read to get into the Halloween Spirit?Check out some of these fantastic titles, some designed to scare and some designed to reassure your child that there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to monsters. Silly or scary, these stories are guaranteed to be entertaining and perfect for Halloween!

Adaptive Services Children's Recommendation

'The Sound of Music'

Our October 2013 movie recommendation is Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

'Twelve Years A Slave'

In the canon of American Slave Narratives, we have a few staples, such as those of Frederick Douglass,

'Fall of Five' by Pittacus Lore

In the fourth and most recent volume of the Lorien Legacies, The Fall of Five

Halloween Reads at the Library

Spooky suggestions for readers of all ages!

October is here, and that means the countdown to Halloween has begun! Whether your idea of a good Halloween scare comes from Hocus Pocus or something darker, the library is the place to get your Halloween fix! Here are some favorites to get you in the Halloween spirit. Recommendations are split into two categories: light and dark.Kids' Reads

'Revolutionary Summer'

The summer of 1776 was a spectacle of war, politics, and the birth of a new nation.  Revolutionary Summer is the latest book by author and historian Joseph Ellis, which deals with this tumultuous and formative period in America’s

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