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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?

Online Resources to Help You Keep Learning!

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

Science in the Summer logoDid you have a great time at Science in the Summer the last two weekends, or do you just want to learn more about circuits?

Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Science in the Summer at the DC Public LibrarySummer fun is under way at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library!

There are still a few spaces available to join our “Science in the Summer” program. Children are encouraged to join us as we conduct science experiments with electricity on Saturday, July 20.

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013

March2 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia. 

Local author R.J. Champ talks about his new book

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013
Come join the discussion with local author R.J. Champ at Anacostia Library.

About the bookA woman on the cover of the book

Newly married Angel Rising has it all, beauty, a handsome husband, a professional career, an estate in Suburban Maryland, with more designer clothes and toys than one could imagine. With a life of luxury comes just one problem. A husband who said I do when he really meant I won't. Jovan just can't seem to shake the streets or all the women in it! Hurt, confused and wanting revenge, Angel vows there will be no mistress, no more!

The hunt is on......!

Book Recommendations: Picture Books

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013
Dig into reading logo

Are you as excited about "digging into reading" this summer as I am?

I love a themed story time, so I put together a short list of picture books about gardening and digging.

Book Recommendations - Middle Grade Readers

Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dig Into Reading What do you think of when you hear "dig into reading"?

Gardening? Sure! But what about digging about dinosaur bones, or other general archaeological finds? Or how about digging into the past? I think "dig into reading" can incorporate all those topics, and more!

Of course you can read about anything you want for our summer reading program, but I wanted to make a list of a couple great chapter books that tie into our theme anyway!

Book recommendations for July 4th

Published on Monday, June 24, 2013