Rosedale
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 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 May, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring humor. Choose from one of the titles below, or check out the Goodreads shelf for more suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you in our discussion!

Funny Novels:

'The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire'

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Jazz StandardsTed Gioia’s The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire provides an excellent introduction to some of the most enduring jazz numbers of all time, and it is suitable for both the casual jazz fan and the experienced aficionado alike.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

Published on Sunday, April 14, 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.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so we are featuring albums recorded at New York City's legendary Birdland Jazz Club.  We have highlighted some great selections here, but you can find more by logging into Freegal with your DC Public Library card and searching for these and other legendary jazz recordings.


Day of the Child/Day of Book story times

Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013

El día de los niños/El día de los librosIn celebration of childhood, families, reading, and our nation's diverse culture, two special bilingual story times will begin at 10 a.m. on April 30 and May 4.  Join us for clapping songs, dancing, and wonderful stories.

It's fun for all ages!

Published on Tuesday, April 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 April, the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is featuring Verse Novels. 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!

April: 'The Wedding'

Published on Monday, April 1, 2013

The WeddingCome join us for a discussion of Dorothy West's 1996 novel, The Wedding.  This widely heralded novel tells the story of the Oval, a wealthy black community in 1950s Martha's Vineyard.

The novel focuses on the Coles family, in particular, the upcoming marriage of Shelby Coles to a white jazz musician. Through the examination of this one event, West analyzes race and familial relations as they exist through many generations.

Celebrate Women's History Month with Legendary Voices

Published on Wednesday, March 20, 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.

In honor of Women's History Month, check out some of these legendary women and their classic albums!  We have highlighted some great selections here, but you can find more by logging into Freegal with your DC Public Library card here and searching for these and other legendary women artists.

Join the fun!

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Enjoy films and crafts each day, 1 to 4 p.m., April 1-5.

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

bookcover of Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana MathisDue to its popularity, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis is being brought back for discussion later this month.

Tana French's 'In the Woods'

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

In the WoodsIn honor of St.

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The Rosedale Library is closed Sat. Aug. 9.