Breaking News: Hawk in the Library (of Congress)

Last week researchers in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress in D.C. looked up to see a hawk staring at them from inside the top of the dome. Wonder what kind of research she was doing? Hawk in Library The staff of the Library of Congress determined that the in-scaped hawk is a female, juvenile Cooper's Hawk. Pigeons like to perch on the outside of the dome, and Cooper's Hawks love to eat pigeons. She may have flown in through a broken window in the dome while hunting for dinner. Rescue…continue reading →

OverDrive: Listen to a bestseller!

Too busy to read? Try an audiobook! "Read" while you workout, learn a new language during your commute, or relax with a symphony. OverDrive is the library’s source for audiobooks, eBooks and portable video. Download titles to your personal computer or mobile device—anytime! OverDrive provides a FREE app for iPhone and Android eBooks and audiobooks into a single app Over-the-air downloading Browse, checkout, and download on your phone Titles include: All-audio French by Living Language: Get ready for that spring trip to Paris. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks: Loved the movie? Read the…continue reading →

James Joyce

James Joyce died on this date (January 13) in 1941. Joyce is known as a pioneer of modern literature and language, and his novel Ulysses is still regarded as one of the most influential works of the 20th century. Ulysses Joyce's most famous work is Ulysses, a retelling of Homer's Odyssey. Leopold Bloom spends one day--June 16--walking through Dublin, narrating his internal and external world in great detail. Readers hear everything, from what Leopold eats at Davy Byrne's Pub (gorgonzola sandwich with a glass of Burgundy) to his sexual thoughts about his wife…continue reading →

The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption

Though Michael Vick has returned to the NFL, his past continues to be in the news. Read more about Bad Newz Kennels, animal rescue and  and the canine-human connection in these library titles. The Vick Dogs and Animal Rescue The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant Investigation of Bad Newz Kennels, and the later rescue and rehabilitation of the Vick Dogs. The Lost Dogs appears on Library  Journal's Best of 2011 list and has received rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Dogtown: Tales of…continue reading →