September 13, 2017
Next Book Group Meeting : Sept 27 : Austerlitz
The Friends Book Group will read and discuss Austerlitz, a novel by the late German novelist W. G. Sebald, on September 27 at 7:30 in the Hydrangea Room of the Community Center.
In Austerlitz, a four-year old Jewish boy, Jacques Austerlitz, arrives in Wales at the start of World War II where he is adopted by a Welsh Methodist minister. He was brought to England on a Kinderstransport from his native Czechoslovakia.
Decades after the war, his memories of his life with his birth family return piecemeal, and he begins a quest to understand the circumstances that led to his being saved.
Austerlitz is unique in its integration of photographs with fiction, which blurs the genre. Sebald himself called his work "documentary fiction." Mark O’Connell, writing in The New Yorker, says Sebald’s "books occupy an unsettled, disputed territory on the border of fiction and fact, and this generic ambivalence is mirrored in the protean movements of his prose."
Copies of Austerlitz are currently available at the library. If you find that they are all checked out, please place a hold. 301-891-7259
September 05, 2017
1953 Chevy Road Trip
Another Update: Illustrator Mike Curato will indeed be here Tuesday evening, but Margarita Engle is ill and cannot attend.
Tuesday, September 12, 7 pm – Caldecott Honor winning llustrator Mike Curato, and Newbery Honor winning author Margarita Engle, with their new picture book, All the Way to Havana.
September 02, 2017
Closed Sunday and Monday
Every time we close for a Monday holiday, we also close on Sunday. Here is the list for 2017.
September 01, 2017
Who is coming to visit us? 13 authors and illustrators!
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. – Author Margarita Engle and illustrator Mike Curato present their new picture book, All the Way to Havana.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. – Caldecott Honor Illustrator Peter Brown talks about his newest book, Creepy Pair of Underwear.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. – Graphic novelist Alex Alice talks about his new book, Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869.
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. (in the auditorium) – Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate discusses her new kids’ novel, Wishtree.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 – 7:30 p.m. -- Graphic novelist Liniers presents his new book, Good Night, Planet.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. – Graphic novelist Nidhi Chanani presents her new book, Pashmina.
Monday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. – Author Julie Segal-Walters and illustrator Brian Biggs spotlight their new picture book, This Is Not a Normal Animal Book..
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. – Author Tracey Baptiste spotlights her new kids’ novel, Rise of the Jumbies.
Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. – Author Chris Grabenstein talks about his new kids’ novel, Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. – Author Jeanne Walker Harvey presents her new picture book biography, Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. – Author Rob Buyea talks about his new kids’ novel, The Perfect Score.
August 30, 2017
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