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I Have a Dream

Celebrate the Life of Dr. King

January 15 is the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the civil rights leader who was assasinated in 1968. The DC Public Library is celebrating the life of Dr. King with a week-long series of events at all of our neighborhood libraries. Please visit the Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library to participated in our Wall of Hope, where you can share your hopes and dreams. On Thursday, January 14 at 5 p.m. we will have a special family celebration called "Happy Birthday, Dr. King." There will be films and refreshments for all.

New Baby and Toddler Story Time

Happy New Year!This month, the staff at the Washington Highlands Library is pleased to bring a new program to the library. We invite you and your baby (up to 24 months) to join us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for songs and stories. This will be an ongoing program throughout the year. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!

High Noon Book Club Resumes

Why We Make Mistakes

The High Noon Book Club resumes on Jan. 4 at 12 p.m. when we discuss Joseph Hallinan’s book, Why we make mistakes: how we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average. In this book, Hallinan, a journalist, seeks to uncover the mysteries of human error, and delves into such topics as psychology, economics, and consumer and social behavior.

Interim Library Is Open

Celebrate Washington Highlands Dec. 21

The Washington Highlands Interim Library, located at 4037 South Capitol St. S.W., will open on December 21, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Please join us that day for a cup of hot cocoa, and lots of great giveaways. The interim library features a great selection of books, CDs and DVDs, as well as more computers. In January, a Technology Tutor will be available weekly to help with computer skills, including typing and job searching. We will continue to be open our regular hours, including two nights a week. Limited parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

Washington Highlands Library Closed for Reconstruction

Interim Location Opening December 21, 2009

The Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library, located at 115 Atlantic St. SW, closed for reconstruction on Monday, November 30, 2009. The Washington Highlands Interim Library, located at 4035 South Capital St. SW, will open on Monday, December 21.  In the meantime, you may return or renew materials checked out from Washington Highlands at any D.C. public library. You will still be responsible for returning materials on time, or you may accrue overdue fines. If you would like to renew your materials by phone, please call the Francis A.

High Noon Book Club

No Meeting in December

"Push" by Sapphire

Have you heard about that new movie, Precious? Its based on a book called Push by Sapphire. Chanel Toms, Washington Highlands' Teen Aide, wrote a mini-review of the book. Here's what she had to say:

Frightfully Fun Monsterpiece Contest!

Hey, kids! Wouldn't it be cool to design your own monster? And maybe have that design turned into a toy? Come join us at the library on October 27, 2009 at 4 p.m for the “Make My Own Monster Halloween Contest.” Children ages 6 to 12 will draw a cool-looking monster on the entry form, and the winning “monsterpiece” in this nationwide contest will be turned into a real toy by the North American Bear Company! Global Action for Children will provide entry forms that require either a parent or guardian’s signature.

Hot Picks for the Week

We've got some great new titles in this week, as well some hot older titles. Come on in and check them out! Dream Big! O Magazine's Guide to Discovering Your Best Life 151.1 D771 American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood 92 E143e Street Judge: A Novel Fiction Mathis Million Dollar Demise Fiction Johnson Also, be sure to check out these new DVDs. Freedomland starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore She's Gotta Have It (A Spike Lee Joint) Phat Girlz starring Mo'Nique

Hot Picks!

Check out our new hot picks @ Washington-Highlands! Hot House Orchid by Stuart Woods Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black Hard Ball by Sara Paretsky Night Pleasures by Sherrilynn Kenyon Million Dollar Demise by RM Johnson