Mother Goose will host a story time in celebration of Día: Children's Day/Book Day and Mother Goose Day. Children at Pre-K ages will enjoy listening to Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Book Day by Pat Mora and other read aloud stories.
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a nationally recognized program of the American Library Association that celebrates children of all backgrounds and promotes literacy, this year’s event will be on May 1.
Mother Goose Day (May 1) was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar along with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature. The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the United States. It has been noted by the NEA (National Education Association) and has a particular appeal to Kindergarten-Primary grades, and libraries.
Saturday Family Fun for Everyone
Published on Monday, March 25, 2013
Join the Children's Librarian for Easter fun on Saturday March 30, 2013 at 10:30
This Family Program will have has something for everyone -- geeks, freaks, the sleek and meek.
Put on your sneaks and come out to see the peeps.
There will be treats and sweets with beats…oh yes, and an Easter Egg Hunt too!
Enjoy the egg hunt, Peter Rabbit’s Blackberry Game, Bowling Bunnies, music and of course read aloud stories, craft and something to sweeten up your basket.
Hop on over ... as always, remember your library card to continue the fun at home.
Hunt for eggs
Play Peter Rabbit’s Blackberry Game
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.
'Followers of the North Star' on Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.
Published on Monday, February 25, 2013
This month's “Followers of the North Star” Black History Month Program will feature the documentary film Aunt Betty and Fort Stevens.
Produced by Marvin T. Jones, the film tells the story of Elizabeth Proctor Stevens (shown at left in 1911), a free woman of color who, despite losing her farm during the Civil War, becomes a heroine in her Washington, D.C. community. The story is told by the niece of Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, aka “Aunt Betty.”
This film is a production of DCTV, the public access network of Washington.
Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
If you are an adult who would like to meet once monthly for:
- author talks
- film discussions
- workshops concerning legal, health and financial issues
Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Published on Friday, February 15, 2013
In observance of Black History Month, read The Healing by Jonathan Odell.
Published on Friday, February 8, 2013
American Violet is a film based on the true-life story of an Regina Kelly, an African American Texas mother of four who is falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone. The local district attorney offers her a plea bargain with a 10-year suspended sentence if she will accept a guilty plea. But if she accepts, her life will be forever ruined.
Participate in Followers of the North Star
Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Attention Lego Ninja lovers of all ages: LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu: Character Encyclopedia has arrived.
Open the pages and learn everything there is to know about each unique ninja in LEGO’s Ninjago world. Learn fun facts about the variants of each minifigure, their locations, vehicles and weapons. In addition, build a minifigure.
In the book cover, there’s a mini figure for you to put together!
What fun -- play and read!
Published on Monday, February 4, 2013
With his powerful images, Kadir Nelson has illustrated another picture book biography introducing young readers to Nelson Mandela’s life and political leadership.
This book, Nelson Mandela, tells the story of the South African icon with highlights of his life from childhood to his struggles as a man determined to change the unfair laws keeping people apart based on the color of their skin. We learn of his protest against South Africa’s apartheid government and his triumph as president of his country.
Published on Friday, February 1, 2013
There are many reasons to come to the library, especially in February. Did you know Feb. 2 is “Take Your Child to the Library Day"? Do drop in and join our 10:30 a.m. Groundhog Day Program, with a story and craft.
Stay a while, and select a few titles to take home. Visit this February and peruse our new books, and check out a few.
We welcome you to browse our collection of Black History Month biographies, President’s Day books, about Abe Lincoln and George Washington, maybe one for Groundhog’s Day, Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day.