Neighborhood Library

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

S Street Rising

Book Talk

'S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. '

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. discusses the streets of Washington, D.C. before gentrification took place in Northwest.

Indian Cooking


What will you do in 2015?

I have an embarassing confession: my New Year's resolutions never last a month, much less a whole year. Still, I do think the New Year is a valuable time to reflect about what you like -- and dislike -- about your life. This year, instead of trying to make sweeping changes that will probably overwhelm me and doom me to failure, I'm going to start small. This year, I'm going to try to cook more and eat out less in an effort to eat more healthily and save money. Luckily, the library has lots of great cookbooks to help me stay resolved! World cuisine

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

Step-By-Step Crafts for Winter

Winter Reads

Recommendations for Young Readers

It's beginning to feel a lot like winter! I know winter doesn't technically begin until Dec. 21, but once the calendar turns to December my head thinks its winter - especially when it's cold out like it has been! Luckily, there are lots of great books to curl up with that let you celebrate winter from the toasty warm comfort of inside. Here are some winter books you might like:

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

Bill Martin

Native American History Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.The library is a wonderful place to learn about the history and heritage, as well as discover some folktales of Native Americans. Among our favorites are: The Rough Face Girl, by Rafe Martin

Halloween Crafts by Fay Robinson

Halloween is Coming

Spooky reads!

Halloween is almost here, which means we have a great excuse to read spooky books! One Halloween-themed picture book I like is If You're a Monster and You Know It by Ed and Rebecca Emberley, a monster-themed version of "If you're happy and you know it" song.

Friday Game Day

After the school day is done, come to the Anacostia Library for some Friday fun! 

Summer Reading Kindle Fire Winner!

After a long exciting summer, I'm a little sad that summer reading is over. But you know who isn't sad?