When the Grammy Awards take place on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles, one of the nominees below may win in a more obscure category: Best Spoken Word. Here are the contenders owned by the library:
Best Spoken Word
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert (and Various Artists)
Life Beyond Measure by Sidney Poitier
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Are you an audiobook fan? Let us know where you listen to them. On your commute? An exercise bike? Any unusual spots?
The Martha Washington Library will close for renovations at 5 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2008. It will open in mid-February in a temporary site at the Krispy Korner Center, 6328 Richmond Highway, Unit F, Alexandria, VA 22306. Call 703-768-6700 for details.
The Thomas Jefferson Library will close for renovations at 5 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2009. It will open in early March in a temporary site on the grounds of St. Philip Catholic Church, 7500 St. Philips Ct., Falls Church, VA 22042. Call 703-573-1060 for details.
The renovations for both library branches are expected to take a minimum of 18 months.