Join us to hear a story of history from someone who made it happen. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American men to fly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite continued racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws, these brave pilots served our country in World War II.
Story time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.
We'll read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, encourage flexibility and fun with fingerplays, and engage in other play to encourage early literacy!
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.
Hey Teens! Do you need something to do over the holidays? Come create your own ornaments this year to take home and place it on your holiday tree.
Thursday, Dec. 4: Let's have fun together! We will show you how to make doe out of simple ingredients. You will have lots of fun meeting new friends and putting your own style on your ornament.
Do you need something to do over the holidays? Come create your own stocking this year to take home and place on your mantel. Use different types of fabric and tools to make your own creative stocking.
Let’s have fun! Between Dec. 16 and Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., we will show you how to make your own unique stocking. You will have lots of fun meeting new friends putting your own style on your own unique stocking.
Great for ages 11-19.
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.
Teens!! Would you like to meet new friends? Do you like being creative? Do you like drawing and sketching?
If so, join us this Halloween, in our Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. We will pick three winners and display all your pumpkins around the library for people to see.
The competition will be from Tuesday, Oct. 28 to Friday, Oct. 31.
All winners will be announced on Oct. 31 at 5:15pm.
For ages 10-19.