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The Writers’ Bloc
Top 5 Places for Book-lovers around College Park
http://umdwritersbloc.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/top-5-places-for-book-lovers-around-college-park/

1. Kramerbooks & Afterwards: Cafe & Grill

NW, Washington, D.C.

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With over 800 reviews on Yelp, it’s no wonder why Kramerbooks made number one on our list of top places to visit if you’re a book fanatic. You can buy new books of almost any genre, most at reasonable prices. They have a great café — make sure to call for a reservation, 202-387-3825.  And they’re open almost all the time — 7:30-1 a.m. daily and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Is that enough to satisfy your literary craving?

2. Books for America

1417 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C.

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Books for America is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote literacy, life-long learning and understanding by distributing donated new and used books. You can donate and buy books. Books for America also sends other forms of education media such as DVDs, music and educational CDs, cell phones, old laptops and digital cameras to libraries in schools, shelters, prisons and more.

3. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

901 G St. NW, Washington, D.C.

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Leave your cash and cards at home. You only need a photo ID to sign up for a D.C. Public Library card to rent from this extensive supply of books. You must attend school, reside, work or pay for property taxes in D.C. to get a card. You can apply for a card online.

4. Big Planet Comics

7315 Baltimore Ave., College Park, Md.

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This next place is so close you can’t give us any legitimate excuse why you won’t check it out. Big Planet Comics is located on Route 1, across the street from the South Campus Commons. If you love fantasy, adventure, graphic art, or your favorite characters, then you’ll have an amazing time exploring the wide variety of superhero comic books here. You’re welcome.

5. Second Story Books

2000 P St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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Since 1973, Second Story Books has grown from a 5,000-book store on its second floor vantage point in D.C. to one of the largest used and rare bookstores in the world. It houses over a million books in all categories as well as collectible manuscripts, maps, ephemera, prints and posters. There’s also a location in Rockville, Md. at 12160 Parklawn Dr.

Happy book hunting!

 

Introduction to Multimedia Skills course photos (Fall 2012)

Art Gallery and Irish Dance at Glen Echo Park

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The carousel is open to all art lovers during Glen Echo Park’s Annual Labor Day Art Show in Glen Echo, Md., starting Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The park has sponsored this free event for the past 42 years.

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Art enthusiasts are celebrating the long Labor Day weekend with an Irish Music and Dance Showcase during Glen Echo Park’s 42nd Annual Labor Day Art Show in Glen Echo, Md., starting Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

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Although pop corn is not offered at Glen Echo Park, locals can sign up for a variety of its art classes at the main office (shown) during its 42nd Annual Labor Day Art Show in  Glen Echo,  Md., starting Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

Introduction to Multimedia Skills course photos (Fall 2012)

Butterfly Exhibit

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Hundreds of butterfly species fly freely in the flower-filled greenhouse at the Wings of Fancy butterfly and caterpillar exhibit at Brookside Gardens on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

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The butterflies aren’t afraid to mingle with their visitors at the Wings of Fancy butterfly and caterpillar exhibit at Brookside Gardens on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

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The staff says visitors aren’t allowed to touch the butterflies, but children will be children at the Wings of Fancy butterfly and caterpillar exhibit at Brookside Gardens on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. 

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A butterfly is crawling in just about every inch of the Wings of Fancy butterfly and caterpillar exhibit at Brookside Gardens on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, so watch your step.

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