Cinnamon by Samar Yazbek
translated from Arabic by Emily Dandby, released July 2
After a bitter betrayal, Aliyah is banished from her mistress' villa at dawn and sent back to the dusty alleyways of her childhood. Exhausted, both maid and mistress seek refuge in sleep and dream of their troubled childhoods, loneliness, love, and their lives together.
Published on Friday, July 26, 2013
Cinnamon by Samar Yazbek
Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
by Anna Collomore
Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family.
Published on Monday, July 8, 2013
The Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley
Louisa knows it wasn't her father who stole the items from the dugout at the Smirches' house, but he's been taken to jail anyway. Louisa's only hope for clearing his name is a disgruntled gnome who was once a friend of her mother's.
Published on Sunday, July 7, 2013
When Roy and his dog, Buddy, visit their favorite beach, they are surprised when a beach ball unexpectedly comes in with the tide.
Published on Saturday, July 6, 2013
Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a family movie and a picnic night.
Every Monday night through the end of August, the Tenley-Friendship Library will be showing a family-friendly movie in the large conference room at 7 p.m.
Stop into the library for a list of what we will be showing.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner or snack and a blanket to sit on the floor.
A Book Club for Young Professionals
Published on Friday, July 5, 2013
Are you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer — preferably at the same time?
Come to the Young Prose Book Group, a casual and friendly gathering sponsored by the DC Public Library that meets the last week of each month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 31, at 7 p.m. at Kitty O’Sheas, located at 4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
We'll be discussing Room by Emma Donoghue.
Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia.
Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Summer Book Club for elementary aged children. Starting June 24, we will meet every Monday at 3 p.m. to discuss two pre-selected books. Attendees do not have to read both books and this program is recommended for children who are entering the third through the fifth grades.