Did you know:
Did you know:
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.
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:
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.
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!
DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.
Which 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 MySchoolDC.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Volunteering 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.