Neighborhood Library

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.

Celebrate Black History Month, Valentine's Day and Mo Willems at Rosedale!

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

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!

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

A day of inspired creativity for the Rosedale community

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich 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 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 for additional information.

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Through the Looking GlassLewis Carroll, born Charles Dodgson, is best known for The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and 

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohWinnie the Pooh is one of the most popular children's characters in the world. On Jan. 18, his creator, A.A. Milne, would have been 132. To celebrate his birthday, Rosedale is having a special Winnie the Pooh day, with a movie, crafts, and some crafts to take home.