Neighborhood Library

Photo exhibit at the library

Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2014


The month of February, come view a photo exhibit of theaters, restaurants, hotels and other places of recreation for African Americans during the era of segregation in Washington, D. C. 

Did you know:

Black History Facts

Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Light in the Darkness

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
Book Lovers picture

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

Tap the Magic Tree bookcover 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
Zenzele: A Letter to My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga Far From Home by Na'ima Robert

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

bookcover Goin' Someplace SpecialThere 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!

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.

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.

How it can lead to a new career

Published on Saturday, January 4, 2014

Volunteer GuidebookVolunteering can provide an invaluable experience for the volunteer and the receiver of volunteer service.  Retirees, long-term unemployed adults and teens seeking work experience can benefit from volunteering. Volunteering provides the giver an opportunity to acquire new skills, to utilize their skills by teaching others and to meet new people.  Volunteering can even bolster one's confidence and possibly lead to a new career.