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Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

State1Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. favored federal representation for District residents. In August 1965, he joined local civil rights leaders, home rule proponents and 5,000 people on a playground in the Shaw neighborhood. The group marched to Lafayette Square (seven acre public park directly north of White House), demanding the right to self-government. 

The struggle for permanent federal representation began as early as 1801.  Since then, congressional members have advanced five proposals:

What are your resolutions?

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Freakin' Fabulous

Happy New Year!

I love New Year's. It always makes me excited and hopeful about what the upcoming year will bring. Like many people, this burst of optimism often leads me to come up with a bunch of resolutions, even if I normally give up halfway through February...

But even if you, like me, normally fail to make those big changes in your life, the library is here to help you try!

Want to lose weight? Work on your people skills? Eat more healthfully? Start dressing more stylishly? The library has resources to help no matter what you are aiming for!

Anacostia Library's African Diaspora Film Series

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • black candle posterWhat is Kwanzaa?
  • Is it only a holiday for African-Americans? 
  • How did it begin? 

For answers to these questions and many more, join Anacostia library for an all ages viewing of M.K. Asante Jr.'s The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m. This film will kick off a monthly film series which will focus on documentaries that highlight the experiences of Africans throughout the diaspora.

Dr. J The Autobiography

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dr. JDr. J The Autobiography with Karl Taro Greenfeld takes the reader into the life and thoughts of Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J.

Book recommendations

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I admit - I do not like being outside when it's cold outside. But, I love curling up with a book and watching the snow fall. Here are some recommendations of books that reinforce that Winter Wonderland atmosphere, without actually causing a chill!

Traditions are important for teens

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Picture of Fat Albert and his friendsTraditions are events that friends or families do together on a regular basis, whether daily, weekly, monthly or yearly that bring people closer. Family and friendship traditions:

  • Create good vibes for teens.
  • Give teens a sense of belonging.
  • Help teens form their identity.
  • Help teens share common values.
  • Create a sense of security for young adults.

Below is a list of possible traditions that young adults can start with their family or friends right now:

My Favorite Thanksgiving Story

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2013

Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara CohenMy favorite Thanksgiving story is a non-traditional one.

Published on Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Elements of StyleNovember is National Novel Writing Month, and the library has lots of resources to help you participate!

Our databases are free to anyone with a library card and may aid you with your research. Plus, you can now reserve a study room in advance.