DC Public Library opens at 11:30 a.m. March 4 due to inclement weather.
Valentine's Day Event in the Library
Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
All month, our patrons filled out special notes to their beloved book, author or character. While some patrons were a little shy about showing their heart, others came right out with their devotion.
Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014
Image by Yoel Ben-Avaraham / Flickr
What do sites like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn have in common? As forms of social media, both job seekers and employers are using technology such as this more and more. If you have ever been hesitant to join an online site but are interested to learn, then this workshop is for you!
In this program, we will explore the following topics:
Published on Friday, February 14, 2014
This film is based on the 1995 Million Man March in Washington, D. C., in which 1 million African American men marched peacefully in a bid for greater unity and understanding.
The story follows men on a charter bus from Los Angeles to D.C. Their issues, personalities and concerns begin to erupt on the long trip.
Photo exhibit at the library
Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Black History Facts
Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Did you know about the "Pit Schools" that existed during the period of American slavery? "Pit Schools" were holes dug in the ground and covered with branches. Some slaves were determined to learn to read even though it meant they would receive a severe whipping or be killed for defying their masters. Reading lessons were conducted in the woods late at night by candlelight.
Published on Monday, February 10, 2014
Nothing says amour like Valentine's Day. But what about those who are forgotten every year?
You know who I mean – books!
If you have a favorite story, author or character (perhaps that special someone you have been secretly pinning for), then this event is for you. Show your love by writing a book-related message. There will be a craft presentation so that you can make a bookmark to take home with you.
Join us this Thursday -- Feb. 13 -- at 5:30 p.m.; everyone is invited to attend this craft event. Supplies will be provided.
But don’t forget to check out these great Valentine’s Day titles:
Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014
It’s cold outside, but our hearts are warmed by the arrival of new children’s books. February is definitely a season awash in colorful stories.
Literary Visit to Zimbabwe
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014
There are many reasons to come to the library, especially in February.
Did you know Feb. 1 is “Take Your Child to the Library Day"?
Join our 11 a.m. program, with a story and craft. Bring your library card and select a few titles to continue the fun at home.
Come early browse our collection of Black History Month biographies, “Reading the Civil War” titles, President’s Day books, about Abe Lincoln and George Washington. Maybe even check out a book for Groundhog’s Day, Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day.
See you soon. The Children’s Librarian is waiting to assist you!