September 14, 2016


Coming to visit! Aaron Becker, Jeffrey Brown, Henry Cole, Eoin Colfer, Jacqueline Davies, Juana Medina, Erica Perl, David Shannon, Jonathan Stroud, Jeffery Boston Weatherford, and Judd Winick.

Return 9780763677305Join us on Thursday, September 22 at 7 pm when Caldecott Honor author/artist Aaron Becker presents his new book, Return

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal 9780385388351
HiLo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World. 9780385386234On Monday, September 26 at 7:30, two kids' comics creators present their latest books. Jeffrey Brown with Lucy & Andy Neanderthal, Judd Winick with HiLo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World.

Juana and Lucas. 9780763672089Kids’ author Juana Medina joins us on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 pm when she will presents her new book, Juana and Lucas. Este programa es bilingüe, español e inglés.

Duck On a Tractor.  9780545619417Join us on Monday, October 10 at 7 pm . Caldecott Honor author/illustrator David Shannon will present his newest picture book, Duck On a Tractor.

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen.  9781481449380Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30, artist Jeffery Boston Weatherford will talk about his illustrations for You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen on Wednesday.

Ferocious Fluffity.  9781419721823Join us on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm, when author Erica Perl and illustrator Henry Cole present their newest book, Ferocious Fluffity: A Mighty Bite-y Class Pet.

Panda Pants.  9780553535778Join us on Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm when author Jacqueline Davies presents her newest picture book, Panda Pants.

Iron Man: The Gauntlet.  9781484741603
The Creeping Shadow.  9781484709672Join us on Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm in the Community Center Auditorium where two superstar kids' authors -- Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud -- spotlight their newest books. Colfer will be introducing Iron Man: The Gauntlet, Stroud will be showcasing The Creeping Shadow.

Why are some programs at 7 pm and others a bit later at 7:30? The picture book authors or illustrators are usually scheduled for 7, the authors introducing their books for older children at 7:30.

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September 12, 2016

Fairy Tale Party on September 18

Frog Prince

Calling all fairy tale enthusiasts! We'll be having a Fairy Tale Party on Sunday, September 18 from 2-3:30. Enjoy stories, crafts, and snacks. Wear your favorite fairy outfit or fairy tale inspired getup!

Kids of all ages are invited. Crafts will be most appropriate for 3 and up.

You may register at

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September 07, 2016

LEGO Club on Sunday, September 11

LEGO Club will be on Sunday, September 11 from 1:30-3.
Join us for free play. Target age is 3-10.
Registration is not required, but can be done at

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September 03, 2016

Colors, Stones, Words

holocaust memorial in Berlin - image by artist Ali ErtürkOur next shared MOOC! Culture and Language - slogans, books, monuments and images. 12 lectures, 12 lecturers.

The class is officially called "Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: an Introduction". It comes via Futurelearn from the University of Bristol, begins September 12th, and looks great.

We will meet on Sundays at 12:30, beginning September 18th, to discuss the past week's content.

Sept 12- Sept 18 : Slogans: Franco Basaglia’s La libertà è terapeutica; Dolores Ibárruri’s ¡No pasarán!; Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’s Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!

Sept 19- Sept 25 : Books: Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables; Dante’s Inferno; Ladislav Fuks’ The Cremator

Sept 26- Oct 2 : Monuments: The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin; The Obelisk of Luxor; The Bronze Horseman

Oct 3-9 : Images: Bouabdellah’s video artwork ‘Belly Dancing to the Marseillaise: French Identity in Video Art’; Shepherd’s map of the Habsburg Empire; The Quauhquechollan Lienzo

Sign up for the course here, and join us for the Sunday get-togethers.

(Image copyright Ali Ertürk)

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September 02, 2016

Bedtime Stories on Wed., September 7

Bedtime Stories will be on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a craft at the end. Also, bubbles!
Especially for families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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August 31, 2016

Labor Day 2016

Labor Day stamp 1956The library and the computer rooms will be closed Sunday the 4th and Monday the 5th.

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August 25, 2016

Thank You, Thank You NPS!

It's not just the national parks and all the monuments over and around the mall - we have historic sites and gardens and battlefields and ..
kenilworth gardens

Have you visited ?

The Frederick Douglas National Historic Site - Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (bring a picnic) - The Planetarium in Rock Creek Park - The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (184.5 miles!) - Wolf Trap, the national park for performing arts - The Civil War Defenses of Washington (you can bike over to Fort Stevens)

All these wonderful places, all within few miles of our library, are National Park Service treasures.

Note: Don't forget The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, The Clara Barton House, Ford's Theater, Peirce Mill, and many, many more.

Many of these places have free admission, but not all. The good news: all 4th graders and their families get free access to the national parks, lands and waters for 1 year.

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