Neighborhood Library

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!

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianIn honor of the newly announced winners of the National Book Award and the DC Public Library's Goodreads focus on Young Adult literature this month, we present 2007 National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists knew her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked on the same land as her slave ancestors.  

Her cells were taken without her knowledge and have since become one of the most important tools in medicine. They were the first immortal human cells grown in culture and are still alive today -- even though she has been dead for more than sixty years.

Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown and is buried in an unmarked grave.

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

paper snowflakesBegin the season with a visit to DC's newest public library on Dec. 5. 

Learn about the many services available through the public library, join our special evening storytime, try your hand at board games or make and take a craft.  The fun begins at 6 p.m. 

All ages.

A DC Reads Program

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Cover and catalog link for Pea Boy by Elizabeth LairdEnjoy flannel board versions of the classic tales found in Pea Boy and Other Stories from Iran by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Shirin Adl.

A craft will follow the story time on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

Ages 12 and under.

Ages 8 and under must have supervision

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Various carved pumpkinsPaint or carve a pumpkin, Halloween night, 6-7 p.m.  Special prizes will be awarded for silliest and spookiest pumpkins.  Pumpkins and utensils will be provided. 

Ages 19 and younger.

Published on Friday, October 19, 2012

Tell Me a StoryJoin us for the first of our weekly story times, which will include stories, songs and rhymes. 

Ages 5 and younger.

A Kids Euro Festival Story Time

Published on Friday, October 19, 2012

Brothers GrimmJoin us on Saturday Nov., 3 at 11 a.m. for stories that Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm made famous -- with a sweet craft to follow.

Ages 12 and younger.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DC Public Library balloonCelebrate the opening of the new Rosedale Library.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Face Painting

12 p.m. Special Story Time with Master Griot Baba-C for All Ages

 1 p.m. Spooky Craft Activity

Refreshments and fun prizes while they last.

Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

We are excited to open our newest library -- on Oct. 18, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The library will be part of the new Rosedale Community Center.

Your new 5,000-square-foot library will include: 

  • Separate spaces for adults, teens and children.
  • 15,000 new books DVDs and other library materials.
  • 26 computers (including 4 Macs for teens and 4 for children).
  • Early literacy station for young children.
  • Comfortable lounge seating.

Come join us and explore your new space!


The Rosedale Library is closed Sat. Aug. 9.