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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:

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Get your card today and enjoy the privileges:
library card

  • Check out books, movies and music
  • Download books and movies
  • Download free music and own it forever
  • Use a computer
  • Search online databases, newspapers, and magazines
  • Access online homework help, Learning Express Library and Testing and Education Reference Center
  • Use free apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry phones
  • Free subscription to eNews, Beyond Words monthly enewsletter
  • Get eNotices to alert you before items are overdue

These titles can be found at Deanwood:

D is for Dahl

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Roald Dahl was born on Sept. 13, 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales and died on Nov. 23, 1990 in Oxford, England. He wrote 19 children's books, including James and the Giant Peach (1961) and the extremely successful Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964). There were two film adaptions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in 1971 and 2005.

Get Ready For Kindergarten

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

August is a time to celebrate and support children entering kindergarten. Going to the kindergarten is a momentous event for young children as well as their parents. A classroom full of children can be overwhelming for most children.Talk to your child about the wonderful new adventures and fun activities he/she will experience in  kindergarten.

kindergarten kidsTry these titles for young children.

Spider-Man Debuts: Anniversary

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2013

 Happy 51st Birthday, Spider-Man!

Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created this superhero for Marvel Comics on Aug. 1, 1962. The first Spider-man comic was published in March 1963. In the first issue, a young man is bitten by a radioactive spider and he discovers wondrous super abilities.

Check These Out:

Interesting facts about Ice Cream

Published on Friday, June 28, 2013

   July was designated by President Ronald Reagan as National Ice Cream Month.Celebrate the eating of ice cream throughout the month as a fun and nutritious food.

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dig Into Reading

All kids and teens in the District are invited to participate in Summer Reading at DC Public Library. This year's Summer Reading theme for children is Dig Into Reading; the teens' Summer Reading theme is Beneath the Surface. The program runs from June 1 through Aug. 24. You can win prizes for reading.

The library has lots of fun events planned this summer -- and they're all free!
Special Events at Deanwood:


Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

Some food historians believe that pizza-like dishes (baking bread with toppings on stones in a wood oven) can be traced back to the early Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures. 

Today's pizza pie has been attributed to baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples, Italy. In 1889, a special pizza dish was created to honor King Umberto and Queen Margherita by Esposito. To represent the colors of the Italian flag, Esposito used Neapolitan flat bread with green basil, white mozzarella cheese and red tomato sauce.

Celebrate the eating of pizza on May 17, 2013.

Pizza Firsts:

All Aboard!

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013

Discover the beauty of steam, diesel and electric trains. On Saturday, May 11, communities across America will be celebrating National Train Day. 

Did you know:
1. Some bullet trains float magnetically above the rails.
2. People who love trains are called railfans. They take vacations to go trainspotting.
3. Many train stations are called Union Station. These are stations used by different train lines.
4. National Train Day is May 11.
5. A puppy was found on a mail car in 1888. The mailmen named him Owney. He rode the mail trains and became their lucky charm.
(Trains by Amy Shields)

Get on the fast track and read about trains.