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Grades Pre-K through 2

Published on Monday, June 21, 2010

Let’s Swim teaches children about swimming and diving in pools, ocean and lakes.

Filled with photographs of children swimming with floating devices,  the images in the book present the skills, equipment, and safety concerns of swimming.

Let’s Swim is very simple for children to read, as it has short sentences and large bold print. A glossary helps early readers understand specific vocabulary words about water and swimming.

Published on Monday, June 14, 2010

The DC Public Library is partnering with several health organizations in the DC area in support of National HIV Testing Day. You can join a representative from the Family and Medical Counseling Center at the Washington Highlands Interim Library at 2:30 pm on Friday, June 18 to learn more about prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS, and find out where you can get tested. On June 27, several libraries around the city will host rapid HIV testing centers with results in 20 minutes. For more information, and for a schedule of activities, please visit the library's web page on National HIV Testing Day.

An Eclipse Novella

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

All you Twilight fans out there probably know that Stephenie Meyer came out with a new novella (that is, a mini-novel) about a minor character from Eclipse named Bree Tanner.

Published on Monday, June 7, 2010

Its hot outside! Come into the library this month for some cool summer reading. Here are just a few new books that you can check out.

Published on Thursday, June 3, 2010

This summer promises to be a cool one when kids and teens sign up for
our summer reading programs. Kids from birth to age 14 can Make a
Splash and teens aged 12-17 can Make Waves this summer. Kids and teens
can get prizes for reading, even for reading some of those books on
your assigned summer reading list.

Saturday, the Washington Highlands Library is pleased to present the
first of our summer programs, Karen O. Brown, in her Book Waves
program. Kids and teens can learn various construction techniques to
make a pop-up accordion, and French-fold books using recycled materials. Be sure to join us at 1:30 p.m. on June 5.

Published on Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cover of the Water Cycle by Rebecca OlienStart your summer with a splash at your neighborhood library, and jump into a good nonfiction book about the water and our earth. Read The Water Cycle by Rebecca Olien. This book is full of easy-to-understand water facts for children 7 years old and up.

Published on Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Washington Highlands Library was pleased to welcome local author Marcus White on May 18.

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

book cover of bear with watering potBuddy Bear is a young cub who lives with his mother. One day Buddy receives a package in the mail from his grandfather. The package contains five colorful bags; one of the bags has seeds for him to plant. Buddy finds a surprise in each bag, and with each surprise he discovers something wonderful about seeds. He learns about different kinds of seeds and their uses. He also begins a seed collection and adds to it each time he eats a healthy snack containing seeds.

May 12 at 4 p.m.

Published on Saturday, May 8, 2010

Teens, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Which are better, the books or the movies?

Join us to discuss the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer on Wednesday, May 12 at 4 pm. We'll be discussing all four of the books in the series, as well as the Twilight and New Moon movies. Come by and enjoy great conversation and refreshments!

Date Change for May

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010

The High Noon Book Club is postponed this month. We will meet on Monday, May 10 at 12 p.m. to discuss the Big Read book selection, A Lesson Before Dying.