Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Children creating art with various craft suppliesOn Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m., gather up the scissors, paper, paint and your creativity and come participate in our craft time for kids.

Create a special art project to share with your family. 

Ages 7 to 12.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Images of Harry Potter moviesIf you are a Harry Potter fan you, will surely be interested in viewing the afternoon marathon of movies about the magical students of Hogwarts.

Join us Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. 

Great for ages 7 to 12.

Published on Sunday, September 15, 2013

Elephant EarsI just learned that Sept. 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day!

I love elephants. I love their big ears and long trunks and intimidating tusks. And I love how there are tons of books with important elephant characters!

My Friend is SadOf course, no list of elephant books is complete without mentioning Gerald from Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books.

Sept. 22-28, 2013

Published on Saturday, September 7, 2013
FREADOM - celebrate the freedom to read

Great Book for Teens Returning Back to School

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, book coverKilling Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan is a great book for teens returning back to school from their summer vacation.

Book Recommendations

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Going back to school can bring up lots of emotions. For me, it made me alternately excited to see my friends and learn new things, but also nervous about what changes the new year would bring. Not so surprisingly, there are lots of books to about going back to school and the mixed-up feelings it can bring!

It's Back to School We Go!Curious about how your back to school experience compares with that of children from around the world?

Published on Sunday, August 11, 2013

Since 1984, when President Reagan made a joke about outlawing the existence of the USSR without knowing his microphone was on, Aug. 11 has been Presidential Joke Day! Even though I'm not the president, I do love a good joke.

Here are some of my favorite joke books:

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013

"Stories by Hand," a program featuring storyteller Kathy MacMillan and American Sign Language, is coming to the Anacostia library on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m.

Want to learn more about ASL before her perfomance? The DC Public Library has lots of great books to help you learn!

Two  great ones include:

Published on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dig Into Reading logoAug. 24 is the last day to turn in your Summer Reading logs. As of today, you have exactly one month left!

Once you turn in your finished log, you will get a prize pack, and get entered in a raffle for a chance to win a Kindle Fire or tickets to a Nats game! Children five and under participating in the "Read With Me" program will be entered in a raffle to win book basket, and even a year's free membership to the National Children's Museum.

Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Cuckoo's CallingDid you hear the news that J. K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books) was just unmasked as the author of The Cuckoo's Calling, a new detective novel published under the name Robert Galbraith?