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Syndication

Join Edgardo G. as he goes searching for the footprints of Puerto Rican heritage here Washington D.C.

On this audio tour of the District, you'll learn about everything from traditional Puerto Rican music to the 1954 shooting conducted by Puerto Rican nationalist Lolita Lebrón. Edgardo created this audio piece using the skills he learned at the Audio Storytelling Workshop taught at the MLK Digital Commons.

To learn more about this program, or to sign up for the next session, click here: http://dclibrary.org/node/41115 

Direct download: FP_Puerto_Rico.mp3
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Librarians Anne and Maggie talk about "The Dinner" by Herman Koch, this month's selection for the Books & Bars book club.

Books & Bars meets at Bistro D'Oc on the third Wednesday of each month. Come join in this and every month for great food and drinks, and intriguing discussion.

 

Direct download: booksnbarsmaypromo.mp3
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DC Public Library pals Tachalla and Peter are joined by fantasy expert David to review 'Damselflies' by Jayel Gibson.

Along the way they ask the serious questions: What makes a strong female character? How should fantasy books treat fantasy violence? And when is making up words not just appropriate, but necessary?

Find out more about this title in the DC Public Library catalog: http://ow.ly/wFM0I

Direct download: Check_It_or_Leave_It_Ep_5_Damselflies.mp3
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Bikecast: DCPL Celebrates National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and DC Public Library has a whole bunch of bike-related programs scheduled throughout the city. In preparation for the cycling fun, David Quick, a librarian at the Southeast Branch, talks to a few fellow DC Public Library employees about their experiences biking in D.C. 

Direct download: Bikecast_2_Final.mp3
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DC Punk History at DCPL

Join Maggie, Michele and Anne as they discuss D.C.'s rich punk history.

Maggie tells us about this month's Book Club with a Beat pick, "Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk In the Nation's Capital," while Michele talks about DC Public Library Special Collections and her efforts to preserve DC Punk history. Anne chimes in with her favorite Punk fiction novel, "A Visit From the Goon Squad." We even listen to a few DC punk classics!

Direct download: DC_Punk_History_at_DCPL.mp3
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Check It or Leave It, Episode 3: 'Murder Within Murder'

DC Public Library pals Tachalla and Peter review 'Murder Within Murder' by Richard and Frances Lockridge. This cozy mystery raises a lot of important questions, like "Is solving murder mysteries the key to a lasting marriage?"

Find out more about this title in the DC Public Library catalog: http://ow.ly/w4YtC

Direct download: Check_It_or_Leave_It_3_-_Murder_within_Murder.mp3
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Special: Mies Comes To Washington

A look at architect Mies Van der Rohe and the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, as we gear up for a renovation of the central library.

Direct download: Mies_Comes_to_Washington.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Check It Or Leave It, Episode 2: 'Star Griffin' by Michael Kurland

DC Public Library pals Tachalla and Peter review Star Griffin by Michael Kurland. And by "review," we mean they read the first 50 pages and let you know whether it's worth checking out.

Find out more about Star Griffin in the DC Public Library catalog: http://ow.ly/vkP8S 

Direct download: Check_it_or_Leave_it_Ep_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Check It Or Leave It, Episode 1: 'Family' by Natalia Ginzburg

DC Public Library pals Tachalla and Peter review 'Family' by Natalia Ginsburg. And by "review," we mean they read the first 50 pages and let you know whether it's worth checking out.

Find out more about 'Family' at http://ow.ly/ueQ0N.

Direct download: Check_it_Final_ep_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

JB Knapp Interview Part 2

Menomale mixologist JB Knapp dishes on books, booze and libraries.

Direct download: JBInterview2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT