Come to this story time and listen to books from and about other parts of the world! With songs and fingerplays in different languages, this story time is a cultural experience for the whole family.
Around the World Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
See you there!
Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision.
"Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.
Films are screened on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!
New Year, New Name, New Service!Got an issue with technology? Come let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it.Have a question about how digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m.
A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.
Join the conversation! This Twitter book club meets every second Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know.
Please join us in the Great Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. for a very special event.Collective Voices will present the 18th Annual Poetry Extravaganza in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.There will be a performance by the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers and many other special guests, including Washington, DC Poet Laureate, Dolores Kendrick.
This year was a bumper crop of stellar cookbooks. I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites and, of course, my biases come through.I love ethnic food and I’m becoming more and more fascinated with inventive and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. Below are six of the best cookbooks that were published in 2013.
Intergenerational Stories of Civil and Human Rights
On Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., we present All Together Now: Intergenerational Stories of Civil and Human Rights, a collaboration between Special Collections' Washingtoniana Department and the Center for Digital Storytelling.
The Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library is delighted to unveil a new exhibit, "Haunted Houses of Washington." Selected images from the Washington Star and Washington Historic Image photograph collections, news articles from local papers, and ephemera from the vertical files will be on display in the Washingtoniana Room (307) through February.
Library staff read Dr. King's 'Letter from the Birmingham Jail'
Celebrate King Week by meditating on the words of Dr. King!On Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, a diverse group of DC Public Library staff will breathe life into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s beloved "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" with a live staged reading.