Upcoming Events

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
Join us for Board Game fun every Friday afternoon in the Georgetown Children's Room!  

These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:45pm
Join us for an evening of bikes and movies to cap off National Bike Month. Starting at dusk outside of our neighbors at Hill Center, we will screen some awesomely bikey titles from our IndieFlix streaming movie database.

Films screened include Veer, On Time, and Racing Towards Red Hook. Films will begin as soon as the sun goes down!

The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.

Although Selznick has won many awards for his nearly 30 books, it was his groundbreaking 2008 Caldecott-winner, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which caught Martin Scorsese’s attention and led to the Academy Award-winning film, Hugo. Among the attractions at the exhibit, visitors can:
  • Enter Selznick’s books; the pages are 8’ tall and 18’ wide.
  • Open the drawers in the “Cabinet of Wonder” (as in Wonderstruck); see a wolf skull, insects, fossils and other treasures on loan from the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Play with a wooden automaton, related to The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
  • Fly over the National Mall like Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt did in Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. A Google Earth simulation challenges pilots to follow the path they flew. 
This exhibit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (All day)
Sign up for Summer Reading, and join us for an action-packed summer!

Summer Reading officially begins today, and runs through the end of August.

Sign up today, and start earning prizes!
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (All day)
Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst!

Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant."

The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (All day)
Celebrate the kick-off of summer reading with a bang!

Join the Northeast library staff for fun activities to help get the Summer Reading Program swinging. This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story."
Hero storytime 10:30 a.m. second floor 0-5 years
Make Your Own Masks 2 p.m. second floor 6-12 years
Design A Superhero 2 p.m. Teen Space 13-19
My Hero Is... All Day  Main Floor 19+
Patrons will be able to sign-up for the summer reading program at this event.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions or concerns.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (All day)
As part of DC Public Library's system-wide kickoff for Summer Reading, come to Northeast Library.

Check out books about some of Northeast staff's favorite heroes, on display for the day.

Then tell us about your favorite heroes. Fill out a word bubble, take a picture of yourself with it, and post it to social media using #whoisyourhero.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (All day)
Start your summer off by signing up for DC Public Library's Summer Reading Program! Swing by the Petworth Neighborhood Library for this fun event and enjoy a day of laughter and sunshine.
  • At 10:30, we’ll have a special hour long story-time on the lawn with parachute games.
  • Enjoy more festivities from 12-4 p.m.; we’ll have crafts, a movie, an animation workshop, and more!
Children, teens, or adults can stop in the library throughout the summer to receive more information about any of our reading    programs.

Teens, by attending this program, you could earn the Film Fanatic, Crafty Character or the Social Superhero badge.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am
YogaJoin us every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am for Adult Yoga Class.

Wear some comfortable clothing and bring a mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.

The classes are taught by Yoga Activist and are held on the lower level of the library in the Larger Meeting Room.
This class is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Enjoy a weekly play time for young children with constructive play.