Bugs in Photos and Paintings Meet Naturalist/photographer Judy Gallagher and visual artist Steve Crossett, who explore the beauty and variety of the insect world through macro photography and charcoal and pastel renderings. Their work will be on exhibit at Central Library for the month of August.
The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses her acclaimed look at life and death at an overwhelmed New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina A doctor and two nurses were eventually charged with second-degree murder for their actions during the storm but acquitted by a grand jury. Booklist calls “Five Days at Memorial” “a breathtaking read and an [...]
The second floor of Columbia Pike Branch Library will be closed Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 14 because of recarpeting. Access to public computers in the branch will be limited. Non-fiction books for adults and small meeting rooms will be unavailable. Movie screenings will not take place during the week. All other Library locations [...]
For Children and their Adult Caregivers Come enjoy one of the most celebrated animated films of all time! Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. [...]
NOTE NEW DATE For fans of non-fiction The September selection is “Rome: A Cultural, Visual and Personal History” by Robert Hughes. From Amazon: “From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome—as a city, as an empire, and as an [...]
Ideas Worth Spreading Join a monthly screening of a TED Talk, followed by a discussion of the ideas presented. August’s topic: “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders” by Sheryl Sandberg “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg examines why fewer women than men are reaching the top of any profession anywhere in the world. [...]
Join Our Informal Group of Local Poetry Writers Members write and read original poetry, and exchange constructive criticism.
Books While You’re Out and About Join the Books on Tap Book Club in the Shirlington neighborhood for lively talk over some brews. The book club usually meets the third Monday of each month unless there is a federal Monday holiday as in February. Upcoming featured title: Aug. 17: “Defending Jacob: A Novel” by William Landay Sep. 21: [...]
An informal book group that meets the first Tuesday of each month The August featured title will be “The Garden of Evening Mists: A Novel” by Tan Twan Eng. The September featured title will be “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.