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Published on Monday, February 24, 2014

job & career acceleratorThroughout the month of March, the Deanwood library will be holding a series of computer classes to help you improve your skills, whether you are a beginner in need of the basics or an intermediate user in need of a refresher. 

Workshop 1: Email
Monday, March 10 at 11 a.m.
Workshop 1 will focus on effectively using your email account to its fullest potential.
Topics covered will include:

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014

zinio Would you like to take advantage of all of the free digital materials that DC Public Library has to offer, but don’t know where to start? Our staff is here to help!

We will gladly walk you through using your Nook, Kindle, iPad, smartphone, laptop or other electronic device to download books, movies, magazines, music and more.

Stop by on a Wednesday between noon and 2 p.m. and, if possible, bring your device with you. 

If Wednesday doesn't work for you, email us at or call us at 202-698-1175 to set up an appointment. 

Would you, could you?

Published on Friday, February 14, 2014

Dr. SeussWould you, could you celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with us? The Cat in the Hat will be at the Deanwood Library along with his two mischievous friends on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Fun facts about the creator of The Cat in the Hat:

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Want to celebrate the season by reading a book about love (or lust?) Here are some favorites of the Deanwood staff: 

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
My Daddy March On!

Learn - Apply - Enroll

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 Monday, December 2, 2013

winterWinter is almost upon us. Join us at the Deanwood Library to discover a place of winter magic.

In December, experience wintertime merriment through seasonal books, movies, Bingo, and festive things to make and crafts good enough to eat.

There will be a Winter Wonderland Fun Day on Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for children ages 4-12. This event will include seasonal stories and things to make and eat.

Also in December, there will be movie showings on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and crafts on Mondays at 4 p.m. These fun activities are for children of all ages. 

Come and see the magical winter village display at the Deanwood Community Center.

Will the real Johnny please stand up!

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013

appleseedJohn Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was a legendary folk and wilderness hero.

He was born in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. During his vast travels, Johnny planted and established orchards throughout the American Midwest.

John Chapman has been featured in numerous children's books, movies and stories. 

Join us on Apples Saturday -- Saturday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. -- to celebrate Johnny Appleseed's Birthday!

  • Stories
  • Movie
  • Crafts good enough to eat               

To explore the many adventures of John "Appleseed" Chapman, check out these books: