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Entertaining and educational!

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to – where there’s no shortage of games for kids that are both entertaining and brain exercise.  Half the games are pure fun, and can be found under the categories “Fun Arcade” and “Playground." The other half are not only enjoyable but educational, and fall under the headings “Math Arcade” and “Reading."  

New Book about Banksy

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

Banksy, The Man Behind the WallWhen Wall and Piece came out a few years ago, I did not know much about the graffiti artist Banksy, but I was intrigued. His work seemed both political and whimsical, witty and fun to look at.

A documentary by Steven Berry

Published on Friday, February 22, 2013

Black Captains of the Chesapeake photoDid you know that Black men played a pivotal role in the oyster industry on Maryland's Eastern Shore?

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 25 for the revealing documentary, Black Captains of the Chesapeake, directed and produced by award-winning independent filmmaker and Howard University Professor, Steven Torriano Berry.

Mr. Berry will lead a discussion after the film, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2013

DC Public Library is happy to partner with two Smithsonian Institution organizations for children programs during Black History month. The Smithsonian Institution National Museum on African American History and Culture will present its "Mission: Preservation" program at 11 branches. And the Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour will present "How Old is a Hero?" at six branches in wards 7 and 8, facilitated by Class Acts Arts and funded in part by CapitalOne.

Artists Solving Mysteries

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2013

cover image for The Map and the TerritoryPart murder mystery, part art market indictment, The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (pronounced wellbeck), chronicles the lives of artist Jed Martin; Michel Houellbecq, a retiring, alcoholic writer; and Detective Jasselin.

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Book CoverHave you been looking for that perfect cookbook that covers everything from kale chips to field dressing a deer to olive oil gummy bears? Look no further -- that book has finally been published!

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Midnight City by J. Barton MitchellSo, you’ve read all the books in the Hunger Games series, and while you’re going to go see the movies based on City of Bones and Beautiful Creatures, the books behind them really aren’t your thing.

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Image of the book Poetry SpeaksAre you a composer of poetry?  Want to share your work with your fellow DC Library patrons? 

Join us on Monday, March 25 as we prepare for National Poetry Month with an open mic poetry reading, in Room 207 at 6:30 p.m. 

All are welcome to come and share.  We only ask that you keep it clean and have fun.  If you do not wish to participate with readings of your own feel free to come and enjoy the skills of your DC friends and neighbors. 

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fair Girls LogoDid you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? To inform teens about the issue and about human trafficking, Teen Space has partnered with Fair Girls to host two workshops. On Feb. 13 and Feb. 20, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 , join us in Teen Space, room 208, for:

Tell Your Friends: Preventing Trafficking & Sexual Abuse of Youth. In this two-part workshop series, teens will learn about their rights and responsibilities in intimate relationships, gain a deeper understanding of sexual violence and exploitation, and get connected to helpful resources.

World Language Children's Books

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yes, that’s right, Catalan: a language spoken in Andorra, northeastern Spain and the French side of the Pyrenees mountains.  It's just one of the many treasures to be found in the Children’s Room! 

Globe with booksIn addition to our famously abundant Spanish-language collection (and one book in Catalan), we also carry children's books for speakers and learners of Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Panjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and  Zulu.