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Summer Reading Program "Dig Into Reading"

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013
Dig Into Reading Art

Research continues to reinforce what librarians and teachers have long known: keeping children  reading throughout the summer is key to maintaining students' literacy skills while encouraging a lifetime love of books.  That is what our summer reading program Dig Into Reading -- for children 6 to 12 years, is all about. 

Research also shows that you are never too young to start, so we have Read With Me -- a special program for children birth to age five and their parent or caregiver. 

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

Come and celebrate the Man of Steel, Superman!

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013
Superman day

Come and celebrate Superman Day and the release of the your favorite superhero's new movie Man of Steel on June 15 from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

There will be fun activities with prizes and gifts for all ages.  

Library books featuring the Man of Steel will be available for checkout.

(Doc McStuffins that is.)

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Loud Louie

This new addition to our collection of "easy readers" features the popular animated television character Doc McStuffins. The animated series is about a 6-year-old girl who has aspirations of being a doctor, like her mother. She speaks with, and heals stuffed animals and toys.  The books end in a life lesson, for example: Using your "inside voice" -- so needed in the library.  

May 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

Childern's Librarian as Mother GooseBook Fiesta!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!

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
Easter eggs  

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

Elizabeth Thomas

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

Boomers and BeyondIf 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

The Healing by Jonathan OdellIn observance of Black History Month, read The Healing by Jonathan Odell.