Staff Picks

'Start: How to Get Your Business Underway'

Start: How to Get Your Business Underway by Kevin Duncan explains the complexities of running a business in a clear and simple approach.

'Decoded' by Jay-Z

Jay-Z’s Decoded profoundly deciphers the inspirations of Jay-Z’s musical ingenuity: friends, life experiences, culture and h

January Goodreads Book Review

'Telegraph Avenue'

Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue centers on the story of Archy Stallings and Nate Jaffe, owners of a used record store, Brokeland Records, in Oakland.

'Homesick' by Kate Klise

(a "new" book review)

Twelve-year-old Benny feels at times sympathetic, confused, exasperated and embarrassed when his father's explosive hoarding problem strains his parents' marriage and threatens to consume his father's grasp on reality.

Spotlight on Series

Tia Lola

Curl up, get cozy, and read!How Tía Lola came to Visit Stay by Julia AlvarezJUV J ALVEREZ

Spotlight on Series

The Lunch Lady

Curl up, get cozy, and read with these fun books from the Lunch Lady. Lunch Lady and the Mutant MathletesBy Jarrett KrosoczkaJUV GN J KROSCOCZKAFor having skipped the school field trip, Dee, Hector and Terrence must join the mathletes team. But as they are poised to beat the undefeated champions, secret crime fighter Lunch Lady discovers something strange about the opposing team.

Heat It Up With Some Hot Knits

If you're looking to heat up your winter wardrobe with some hot knits, then look no further!

Warm Up with an Award Winner!

With temperatures hovering around freezing, all Washingtonians are looking for ways to keep warm.  My personal favorite method is to snuggle up with a good book, and imagine sunshine and summer time.

Teen Book Review

With the wild temperature fluctuations we've been having lately, do you ever get the feeling that nature’s become a little bit unhinged?  Maybe, maybe not.  But if you want to learn a little bit about how dangerous and disturbing mental illness and insanity really is, try out

Alvin Ho Is Afraid of Everything!

Giggle Reads from Ms. Jess

Everyone is afraid of something. Alvin Ho… is afraid of everything. And Alvin’s fears have disastrous consequences.

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