Journey to Wholeness is Dennean’s first fiction novel which is to inspire girls to love themselves.
She will be having an open forum with teen girls to discuss her book.
Beloved author Mo Willems celebrates his 46th birthday on Feb. 11. We, his fans, gathered together for a fun-filled birthday fete to honor him and some of his silly literary pals! We sang happy birthday to Mo's photo and read three of his many titles:
During MLK Jr Week (Jan. 12-19), roughly 60 children and families took the time to decorate a peace symbol for our "Let's Promote Peace" mural and they read, discussed and signed our Peace Pledge scroll.
The pledge was inspired by the vision and mission of Dr. King and incorporated many of his inspirational quotes. We displayed our finished mural and scroll project at Rosedale for an additional week, then transported it to MLK Memorial Library to join with the King Week projects created citywide by children and youth at 12 other DC Public Library branches.
The mission of the African American Civil War Museum is to preserve and tell the stories of the United States Colored Troops and African American involvement in the American Civil War.
On Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Library, Hari Jones, the museum's Curator and Assistant Director, will be presenting the program "Glorious March to Liberty: Civil War to Civil Rights." In this interactive program, participants will learn about the scope of African American involvement in the Civil War and have the opportunity to handle reproduced Civil War items.
During the month of February, Rosedale is excited to share multiple special events and movie nights, and to introduce the Reel Reading Book Club!
Beginning Monday, Feb. 3 and ending on Saturday, Feb. 22, we will have Black History Mystery Month, in which thematic books and signage will be displayed with facts, trivia quizzes and activity pages. Students may be able to win a prize for participating!
DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.
As December drew to a close, Kuumba Kwanzaa Day was a rousing success! "Kuumba" is celebrated on Dec. 31 and it is the sixth of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, an African-American celebration of family, community and African-based culture founded in the 1960s by Dr. Maulena Karenga.
Which school will your child call My School?
For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.
Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.