You may be a comic book aficionado, or, like me, you may not know the difference between Marvel and DC Comics, and which superhero belongs to which empire. But I think we can agree that comic books and super heroes are all around us. They're on our clothes and cereal boxes, and they star in our favorite movies and also in our library books.
Dawit Tibebu is a freshman at Banneker High School, and he’s been reading some young adult books during his time volunteering at the Takoma Park DC Library. His first book review is about The Demon King, Book One in the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima. Here’s what he has to say:
In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Takoma Park DC Library is collecting mittens and socks for those in need during the month of January. We have gotten a great response from our community members, so we decided to extend the drive through Jan. 31 to allow all interested persons to participate.
Over the holiday break, I had the opportunity to get some reading done. Amber House, a new young adult fiction book written by a mother-daughter team, seemed like it would be just the thing to read while I was snowed in at my parents' house.
When I saw this book title, I just had to check it out. I’m from Iowa. I’m not a princess, per se, but I wondered if this book’s setting would be reminiscent of my youth. Like most readers, I enjoy reading about characters that seem similar to me or to someone I know.
Takoma Park Branch Library will be hosting two story times in support of the Cesar Millan and Scooby-Doo 2nd Annual Pack Walk. The first will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10:45 a.m. We will celebrate our canine friends with rhymes, songs and stories.
Work on your novel or other writing project, meet other local writers, and enjoy free coffee at the Takoma Park Library! We will be holding write-ins every Thursday in August from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room.