Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

Blk History winnersRecently, our Rosedale neighborhood youth accepted the trivia challenges offered and surpassed their own expectations!

Mother-Daughter Co-authors read-aloud from their children's book!

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

chittycoverCelebrate Women’s History Month with our final program from our Women’s Author-Talk Series!

Don't miss our special family story time with local mother-daughter co-authors, Dawn and Dellaphine Chitty on Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m.

They will read and discuss their book, Bruh Beaver, Bruh Rabbit and the Man In the Moon, a story written in the style of traditional African and Black American folktales. Copies of this delightful book will be on sale to the public.

This program is appropriate for ages 4 to 10 years old.

Celebrate National Poetry Month and Experience More Mo Willems!

Published on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

During the month of April, Rosedale is excited to share several special events and movie nights!

Beginning Tuesday, April 1 and ending on Tuesday, April 8, Rosedale will have its own Poetry Week to celebrate National Poetry Month. Throughout the week, children can come in and make their own cinquain or “I Am” poems using special poetry models, or choose their favorite poem to be displayed in the library! Some fun, silly poems from Shel Silverstein and others will also be included in the library's weekly story times.

Poetry Slam

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014

OPen Mic NIghtCome celebrate National Poetry month with the library at our Open Mic Night on Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

Perform your own original poetry pieces or borrow one from your favorite poet!

The sign-up sheet and rules will be posted for all who want to participate.




Celebrate Women's History Month, Spring, and Dr. Seuss's Birthday at Rosedale!

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Charlotte's WebDuring the month of March, Rosedale is excited to share several special events and movie nights!

Beginning on Monday, March 3 and ending on Saturday, March 22, we will have a special Women's History Month interactive display, in which thematic books and signage will be displayed with facts, trivia quizzes and activity pages. Students may be able to win a book prize for participating!

Women's Author Series

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
Dennean Handfield
Kicking off our Women's Author series, author Dennean Handfield will be at the Rosedale Neighborhood Library on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

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.

Little fans show love for a favorite author at Rosedale Library

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
mo willems books

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:

Drop by MLK Memorial Library to admire our collective exhibit!

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014

scrollDuring 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.

Miner Elementary third-graders learn about Civil War and Civil Rights

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Join us for a Black History Month Kick-off Program!

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

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.


The Rosedale Library is closed Sat. Aug. 9.