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Enjoy two fun-filled days dedicated to showcasing local authors and developing new ones at the Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Library. On Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., hear keynote and featured speakers including award-winning authors Wil Haygood and Marilyn Nelson, and browse or shop at vendor booths. RSVP to attend workshops on Sunday, Nov. 6, 1:30-5 p.m. – Ask an Agent, Writing the Dreaded Query Letter, My Comic Life: Building a Career in Comics and Writing for Children and Young Adults. Get the DC Author Festival Program Guide. Special thanks to DC Public Library Foundation, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, Upshur Street Books and The Oracle Set Foundation, Inc.
Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library on Monday, June 20 at 7 pm for a few rounds of Paperbacks, a game of literary imagination.
Easy to pick up and casual in nature, Paperbacks is a game along the lines of Apples to Apples that involves gathering a handful of books and using their back cover synopses to try to guess their first lines.
We’ll provide the books — you provide the creativity!
Please register at bit.ly/geopaperbacks
The Mount Pleasant Library winter book sale is this weekend, Saturday, January 23 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, January 24 from 1-3pm. We have a great selection of fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs, and more!
In addition, you are invited to attend our Friday Evening Preview Sale and Social on Friday, January 22 from 6 to 8pm. Celebrate with your fellow book lovers after-hours at the Mount Pleasant Library! Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverage will be served. For admission information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/882111998569451/
We hope to see you at our book sale this weekend–you never know what treasures you’ll find!
Mt. Pleasant Library Friends, Secretary
The Wilson High School English Department is launching a drive to ensure that all Wilson students have a copy to take home of each book assigned as required reading. Although research has shown a strong relationship between book ownership and lifelong learning, DCPS ensures only that a set of books is available for classroom use. Wilson serves students from neighborhoods across the city, many of whom cannot afford the expense of purchasing a personal set of required reading.
There are two ways you can help:
1) Recycle books that are taking up space on your bookshelf. Many of the titles sought (see below) have been popular reads for adults as well as teens. Bins will be available in the Wilson lobby during school hours all summer.
2) Go to Amazon and purchase books off our wish list, and these will be sent directly to Wilson. http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=cm_wl_search_1?ie=UTF8&cid=A1HZSDC5KFMK7F
The Bluest Eye – 100 copies
Things Fall Apart – 100 copies
Fences – 100 copies
The Other Wes Moore – 75 copies
1984 – 50 copies
The Things They Carried – 75 copies
Kite Runner – 50 copies
Their Eyes Were Watching God – 50 copies
All Quiet on the Western Front – 50 copies
No Fear Macbeth – 75 copies
4500 block 9th Street,NW
between Allison + Buchanan 8a.m.-Noon
Grammy wanting to downsize +
granddaughter needing funds for Girl Scout
trip to a dude ranch = yard sale!
Housewares, books, furniture, lots of good stuff.
Come check us out.
Yesterday my neighbor launched the 13th Street Little Free Library. Leave a book. Take a book. So far there are a variety of contributions: Lonely planet travel guides, yes. Signed copies of books, yes. Novels, yes. Bookmarks, yes. What will be in there tomorrow?
Next time you’re in Logan Circle, bring your extra books and see what is in the Little Library!
The 13th St Little Free Library is right next to Logan Circle.
13th St and O St NW
Our group house in Mount Pleasant will have a yard sale THIS SUNDAY to clean house and make room for new tenants, and for those departing to slim down on their possessions. Prices to move! Come by and check out some awesome, very gently used items!
Clothing (women’s sizes 2-6 mostly)
A FREE BIN
Free iced tea, and cats on leashes (not for sale!)
Sunday, July 28th
1859 Newton St NW
10am – 2pm
Will try to update with a tentative list of items or photos! Please email with any questions. Cash only! Street parking available.
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