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Check out the displays on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Published on Monday, January 21, 2013

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013
board game Tetris

Teens, unwind and join the fun with games of strategy and logic.

Try your hand at Connect4, Tetris or one our Wii games while enjoying refreshments.

We meet the first Friday of each month at 4 p.m.!

Presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013
Inauguration of the first A.M.E. church in Los Angeles, circa 1898

Join us on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. for a hands-on exploration of preservation -- sponsored by the Smithsonian.

Children 8 and older will examine historical artifacts with their own white gloves that they can take home. They will also learn about preserving family treasures and recording oral histories.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Famous Speeches

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

If you are unfamiliar with Freegal, it is a service provided through the DC Public Library that allows you to download three mp3s per week, which are then yours to keep forever — they do not need to be returned and they will never expire.

Normally, those of us at the library talk about Freegal's amazing music collection, but did you know that Freegal's catalog contains spoken word recordings as well?

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, check out Freegal's collection of his speeches in audio format. Simply log in to Freegal using your DC Public Library card here, and search for "Martin Luther King Jr." under the artist field.


Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?

Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!

For January, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring "The Best of 2012." Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads group for more suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!


'A Fine Balance'

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Fine BalanceSet in 1975 India in an unnamed city by the sea while Indira Gandhi was the prime minister, A Fine Balance explores the core of Indian culture in its most naked form as experienced by four people from very different walks of life.

Together they will share in life’s successes and failures -- and in the end, form an unbreakable bond.

Join us Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. as we discuss this Oprah's Book Club selection.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012

Hands of parent and infantJoin us for our newest story time, beginning Jan. 8.

Each 20-minute program will include songs, rhyme, movement and stories to encourage language development, gross motor skills and bonding with infants.

Friday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m.

Published on Friday, December 21, 2012

Kwanzaa Table with KinaraKwanzaa reinforces seven basic values of African culture.

These values make up the Nguzo Saba, which means "The Seven Principle" in Swahili. Kwanzaa was founded by Dr. Karenga and is celebrated by people from many different faiths.

Join the Rosedale Library as we celebrate Kwanzaa with stories, songs, games, snacks, crafts, and good company.

Reserve your copy, today.

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2012

As you embark on Winter Break, here's some reads that will keep you entertained, toasty and warm.


Jan. 14-25

Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Picture of various seedsIn honor of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Rosedale Library invites you to help create an edible community garden. 

Various seeds will be provided for participants to plant during library hours, the week leading up to and following the national holiday.

It's fun for all ages, so please join us!

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The Rosedale Library is closed Sat. Aug. 9.