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December 3, 2017


coffeeneuring 2017: ride #7
posted by soe 3:43 pm

Coffeeneuring Ride #7: Juanita Thornton Library (7420 Georgia Ave., N.W.) and Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave., N.W.)

Keemun Tea

Saturday, Nov. 18; 11.9 miles

Keemun Tea

Juanita E. Thornton Shepherd Park Branch Library

Next on my list of libraries to visit was the Juanita Thornton branch in Shepherd Park near the northern border of the city. Thornton was a retired teacher and neighborhood activist who helped convince the city to build a library on this spot instead of a Wendy’s. (This is particularly relevant since there is a McDonald’s literally across the street from the property.) The library opened in 1990 and was rededicated in her honor after her death two years later. (more…)

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virtual advent 2017: day 3
posted by soe 5:30 am

Virtual Advent Tour

Today is Advent Sunday, the fourth Sunday before Christmas and officially the first day of the Advent season according to the Western Christian church.

To celebrate the day, Jo Kay of Beyond Strange New Words offers some of her favorite winter reads.

Jo Kay has been participating in the Virtual Advent Tour since 2011, so it’s great to have her back again this year!

Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again tomorrow for another Virtual Advent Tour post! (If you think this seems like a fun thing to do, there’s still time to join in on the merriment. Just leave me a note in the comments.)

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