Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014

With summer beginning to wind down, Rosedale has a few children's programs kids can enjoy before they gear up to head back to school!
Read This Summer

  • "Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andrés!”: Friday, August 1 at 2 p.m. -- Sing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words. Dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana! (For ages birth to 5)
  • "S.T.E.A.M. Theme Hour": Monday, August 4 and 11 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. -- Children will be able to participate in and enjoy a combination of creative book- and web-based crafts and activities that incorporate math, science, and art.
  • "Kids Love Karaoke": Tuesdays, August 5 and 12 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. -- Have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice? Rosedale Library will give you the opportunity to practice and show off your vocal gifts before you get discovered! (For children ages 6 -12)
  • "Game Show Power Hour": Thursday, August 7 and 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. -- 'Tweens and Teens (ages 10-19) will challenge themselves and each other in fun games that test and train the body and brain as featured on shows like “A Minute To Win It”, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” and “Family Feud” for the sheer fun of it all (and for good-natured bragging rights)!
  • "Reptiles Alive!": Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m. -- Get an exciting introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa constrictor, tortoise, exotic lizards and other amazing animals.
  • “Superfest!”: Wednesday, August 20 -- Show Rosedale your inner superhero! We'll be celebrating superheroes and enjoying games and prizes about comics and manga, and a special appearance by DC Anime Club!
  • “Summer Reading Finale!”: Friday, August 22 -- Come and enjoy our summer reading finale, which will include music, games, outdoor fun, and possible prizes for participants! Baby
  • “Summer Reading Power Hour”: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Tuesday & Thursday from 4 - 5 p.m. -- Children and teens have an entire hour dedicated to silent reading and listening to various audiobooks!
  • “Story time”: Every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. -- Children ages birth-5 with their caretakers can enjoy a story time that includes songs, stories, action rhymes, and fun! (Note: Please be aware that there will be no story times from August 18 through September 5.)

Come see Louis Bayard, author of "Roosevelt's Beast."

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014
We are excited about the next talk in our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.
Our next Reading Series event is Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Louis Bayard.

Reading Series Lou Bayard

Celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary at Rosedale!

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

BatmanTo celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in comics, Rosedale is doing a special two-day program all about Batman!

On Friday, July 25, beginning at noon, a police officer will visit to discuss how children and teens can be a “hero” in their community while staying safe. Afterwards children and teens can make their own Batman capes, and we’ll be showing a Batman movie and providing color pages for younger children!

On Saturday, July 26, beginning at 11 a.m., we’ll be having an all-day Batman celebration, which includes a special story time all about Batman, special themed crafts, and the showing of a few Batman movies!

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

wii night
Hey Teen! Do you need something to do this summer? Do you like to dance? Would you like to meet new people?Game Night

If so, join us at Rosedale Library every Friday- though August 22, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. You will get a chance to play a variety of different game like Mario, Just Dance 2014, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Madden 13 and so much more. 

July's Tough Topics-- Handling Loss (Divorce, Serious Illness and Death)

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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The National Museum of Health and Medicine

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hey, teens! Are you interested in forensics? Do you like bones and learning about history?

If so, join us at Rosedale Library on Tuesday, July 8 at 1:30 p.m., where teens will get to do an interactive workshop and examine a set of bones and other evidence to determine the identity of an unknown person. You'll get to learn from educators from the National Museum of Health and Medicine, whose backgrounds are in army medical research.

Cathy's Book- Keep Out

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Join us today! 

For the month of July, the Teen Book Club will be reading the New York Times bestseller Cathy’s Book about a teenage girl whose boyfriend has left her. Wanting to find out why, she follows clues with her best friend. To learn more, check out this book trailer!

Join us Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 pm for a book discussion and light refreshments.

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Meet Dominique Paris of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), who will be facilitating teen peer education workshops about relationships and sex this summer on Tuesday, July 15 from 3 to 4 p.m.

For more information about SMYAL, check out their website!

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Teens will create paper airplanes & ball throwing catapults. Earn the STEM Badge at this event. Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!

Thursday, July 3
5:30 pm
(Ages 13—19)

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014

 As most of you know, Superman is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year. To help commemorate this impressive milestone, we planned for the teens and children to create their own superman cape, and watch the movie, “Superman returns” in celebration of the anniversary.

Summer Reading Program 2014

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014
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Teens! Do you need something exciting to do during the summer?
Join in on the fun; participate in Teen Summer Reading Program.  Where teens your age can Spark a Recreation across the whole DC area.
Sign-up for a chance to win Badges, Chipotle meals, Join Book Clubs, Science Experiments, Essay Writing Contest, Motion Videos, plus so much more.
Guess What!! It could never be easier to do.
All you have to do is sign up online.
You can use your Phone, Tablet, or Computer