Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Stephenie Meyer's only DC stop on her nation-wide tour will be at the famed Chevy Chase, DC, independent bookstore Politics & Prose.
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer will visit Chevy Chase's famed independent bookstore Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC) from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. She'll be joined by two actors from The Host (the film adaptation based on her novel of the same name): Max Irons (son of Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons) and Jake Abel (I am Number Four, The Lovely Bones). "It’s part of our mission as [Washington, DC's] largest independent bookstore to bring in a wide range of authors. Stephenie is hugely popular and we’re excited to welcome her and her fans," Politics & Prose events coordinator Sarah Baline said. "Politicians and pundits are one thing, but it’s not every day Hollywood actors hang out in our store," …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Montgomery County librarians pick their favorites and popular selections from the public library system.
Each week, librarians from Montgomery County Public Libraries will pick a few books they think should be added to your summer reading list. Take a look and let us know what you think of the read! Baby Mammoth Mummy: Frozen in Time! by Christopher Sloan Section: Juvenile Nonfiction Call Number: J 569.67 SLO Grades: 5-7 A prehistoric animal’s journey into the 21st century, this National Geographic title presents the surprising discovery of a 42,000-year-old, well-preserved mummy of a baby mammoth named Lubya, dislodged from the Siberian ice. High quality photographs and illustrations enhance the story of this “tiny tusker,” as one reviewer called this baby. The Reformed Vampire Support Group, by Catherine Jinks Section: Young Adult …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. Here, James Patterson’s summer reading picks for tweens and teens, ages 11-up.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for another escape? This list of books has something for everyone – fantasy, adventure, and of course, love. What more is there? Read one, or read ‘em all – post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! Great Advanced Reads for Tweens and Teens Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs A thrilling reading experience which combines fantasy with haunting vintage photography. Find out what happens when 16-year old Jacob discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan After rebuilding Camp Half-Blood, Kronos, Percy and their friends inherit a quest for which they need help from a few …
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check out this list of The Best Illustrated books from James Patterson. These books are g
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for a great book to read this summer? This list of illustrated books for kids ages 2 to 7 is so much fun. Plus it includes books young readers can start to read TO you! Read one, or read ‘em all – post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld Who do you think will win, Shark or Train? Blackout by John Rocco A summer blackout can actually be a great party! Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Read about the adventures of best friends, Dog and Bear. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems What happens when a pigeon volunteers to drive a bus? An engaging story in question and …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
A few photos from the Kensington event.
Did you get over to the International Day of the Book celebration on Howard Avenue Sunday? Although it was rainy, there was a lot to do! Add you photos from the event to our gallery.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Kensington's John A. Farrell paints a warts-and-all picture of the famed litigator.
When John A. Farrell first learned about Clarence Darrow, he wanted to become a crusader for the downtrodden, just like the famous attorney. "But then, when I was graduating college, Watergate happened, and they were taking all the lawyers away in handcuffs, so that didn't work out," Farrell said. Instead, Farrell embarked on a 30-plus-year career in journalism, covering Congress and the Supreme Court for the Boston Globe, the Denver Post and US News, among others. In June, he published his second book, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned, a biography of the famed litigator. Darrow is perhaps best known for the Scopes trial, in which he defended a science teacher who taught evolution in Tennessee. He also defended union members, …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
BookCrossing.com is an innovative social networking site that brings books and readers together around the globe.
Once upon a time, a book left at a park — perhaps near a pond — in Fairfax, Va., went on a road trip across the United States where it settled for a bit in the land of red sandstone cliffs. A mother and her 10-year-old child found the book and adopted it. The mother was drawn to the book — the subject was Turkey in the 1990s, and she had spent time there. The book traveled with the family through California, Wyoming and then to Zion National Park in Utah, where believe it or not the former owner had traced its whereabouts. How was this possible? Well, it’s called BookCrossing, and more than 7 million books are currently traveling throughout 137 countries, delighting readers of all ages. Sound crazy? Maybe even a little magical and wondrous…
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Take a look through the top titles for adults, teens and children from the year.
As we look back on 2010, we here at Patch thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the popular books from the year. We've already looked at snow and rain totals for the year for Montgomery County and top ridership days for the Metro, but we wanted to look to the written word with this installment of our "looking back" impromptu series. But instead of looking at a national list, we wanted to stick closer to home. So we turned to Paula Lewis, collection development specialist with Montgomery County Public Libraries, to see what the hottest books were locally this year. Lewis and Annette Klause, also a collection development specialist, were gracious enough to look through the library's records to try to parse out what books …