To kick off summer reading, children can enjoy the film The Phantom Tollbooth and take home a copy of the book! The movie is rated G and runs for one hour and thirty minutes. The free books are available while supplies last.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times!
These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Nicolo keeps the students amazed with his formidable juggling skills all the while reciting his funny poems.
Children will have an opportunity to try spinning plates on sticks and balls on their fingers, while wearing funny hats.
For ages 4 - 8
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
Cause an Effect
Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image from this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
The Library is partnering with Infinite Possibilities International for a five-week film series. The viewing and discussion of international films will engage and expose both adults and youth on issues of urban life, community building, wildlife and other interesting topics in other cultures. The proposed films include mixture of adult and youth/family films in alternating weeks.
Children Under the Arms of Community is a workshop for successful family functioning & parenting among families with a parent in prison. In this workshop, you will learn about:
Responsibility and Discipline
Better Family Relationship
All are invited: parents, caregivers and educators.
Hey Everybody! Join us this summer at Rosedale Library for our Annual Reading Power Hour:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 1-2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4-5:30 p.m.
Starts Sunday, June 21 and ends Saturday, Aug. 22.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.
The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generations of greatness in art. The family will visit libraries accross the District to celebrate Black History Month with exhibits and hands-on art demonstrations. The show will visit:
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
What would District of Columbia be like if there were no libraries? DC Public Library was curious to know what programs, resources and services we provide on a regular basis that our customers appreciate. "Library Snapshot Day," on Friday, Oct. 31, was an opportunity to take a snapshot of a typical day in the life of our District of Columbia libraries.