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Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

DC Job Seekers Join us every Wednesday 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to get one-on-one support for basic activities in an online job search.

  • Create an email account;
  • Start a resume;
  • Create a account.

First-come, first served.

Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book That Shaped Me logoThe Library of Congress is sponsoring its annual summer writing contest. "A Book That Shaped Me" encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. All DC Public Libraries are participating in this program.

State Finalists, State Winners, and Grand Prize Winners will be honored during a presentation at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The festival will take place September 21-22, 2013.

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013
Girl in yoga pose.

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. for Yoga and Meditation with Debbie Bennett.

Debbie Bennett is a certified Yoga Instructor and the founder of Heal me Yoga. She has been studying yoga and meditation since 1985. In these sessions, she will focus on teaching the healing aspects of yoga and how it helps us to deeply connect with ourselves.
Aug. 3 - Yoga, Meditation and Stress Reduction

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Smithsonian Folklife Festival LogoDid you know that the Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins on June 26? This free festival, held every summer on the National Mall, celebrates several U.S. and foreign cultures each year with music, crafts, food and demonstrations of practical skills. It offers a variety of daily ongoing activities for families and children and is a great place to take children on summer days off! 

Check out these children's materials at library to learn more about folk music, life, and art!

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013
travel books
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag

Come and check out our new travel guides at the Palisades Library.

‘The Secret Tree’

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

The SecreThe Secret Tree book covert Tree by Natalie Standiford is a great summer read.  Minty is a 10-year-old trying to pass her summer days by biking, ro

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013
Join us on Thursday, June 6 and June 13 at 7 p.m. for Meditation with Karin Silverman

KarinLeaf on a rock in sand Silverman has been practicing meditation for over 40 years. Join her as she discusses the extraordinary benefits of meditation and how it improves the overall physical health of the body as well as the mental and spiritual health. Karin will present effective methods for creating more satisfying lifestyle and a deep sense of peace. In these presentations, you will learn effective strategies and simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry.

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

If You Give a Cat a CupcakeDo you like reading? Do you like eating? If so, then join us for a special family-friendly story time filled with both on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

No, we won't be eating the books or reading the food. We will be reading the books and then eating snacks we make based on the books we read. 

This program is part of the DC Public Library Read-In--an all-day celebration of reading for pleasure. Children of all ages and their families are welcome!

‘Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster’

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Local author Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster Book Cover Katy Kelly’s book, Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster  , will please many children of the D.C. region with its numerous local references to monuments and museums. Adam “Melonhead” Melon lives in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He’s in the beginning of his fifth grade year and it’s starting out miserably. Melonhead’s new teacher is strict and his mother is creatively making him eat more vegetables, against his wishes. 

A Groundbreaking Way to Celebrate Reading

Published on Monday, May 13, 2013

Book with starsJoin us on Saturday, June 15 for Read In, an all-day celebration of reading for pleasure.

  • Sign up for Adult Summer Reading and get a prize!
  • Discover groundbreaking books!
  • Chat about your favorite reads!
  • Enjoy light refreshments!
  • Get suggestions for summer reading!