Sunday, September 11, 2016

D.C. will hide once-banned books throughout the city this month

The D.C. public library system is hiding several hundred copies of books — which were once banned or challenged — in private businesses throughout all eight wards to celebrate Banned Books Week. The “UNCENSORED banned books” scavenger hunt kicked off Sept. 6 and will run through the month.
Winners at least 21 years old have a chance to win free tickets to “UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party” as part of a fundraiser for the D.C. Public Library Foundation.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy

How important is reading fiction in socializing school children? Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

100 best opening lines from children's books

100 Best Opening Lines from Children's Books
"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Beauty of Nature: Stop, look and listen on the Riverwalk Trail

The Beauty of Nature: Stop, look and listen on the Riverwalk Trail BY DAVID E. HOFFMAN, Contributing columnist. Author’s note: The Danville Riverwalk Trail provides a place in nature for recreation, spiritual renewal, and inspiration. This column shares thoughts and images from our Riverwalk.