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Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Book cover for Queen Esther by Tomie DePaolaJoin us on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and hear the story of the brave queen of Persia.

Crafts will follow!

This activity is best for ages 12 and younger.

Celebrate Black History Month with Jazz Classics

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 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 Black History Month, check out Freegal's collection of Jazz classics.  We have highlighted some great selections here, but you can find more by logging into Freegal with your DC library card and selecting "Jazz" under the genre tab.


Published on Monday, February 4, 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 February, the theme for the DC Public Library's Goodreads group is "From Page to Screen." 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!

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013
Caldecott MedalCaldecott Honor

Each January, the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards one Randolph Caldecott Medal and two or more Honors for distinguished American illustration for children's picture books.

This Saturday, Feb. 2, we honor past children's books with a viewing of short animated films that incorporate the award-winning art. Watch all of the following or come for your favorite:

'Telegraph Avenue'

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cover of Telegraph AvenueMichael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue centers on the story of Archy Stallings and Nate Jaffe, owners of a used record store, Brokeland Records, in Oakland. As the novel begins, the co-owners ponder their continued existence in the face of a new megastore opening a few blocks away from them.

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Enjoy a new movie every night during the week of Feb. 4 for our Black History Month Film Series.

Check out the displays on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Published on Monday, January 21, 2013

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013
board game Tetris

Teens, unwind and join the fun with games of strategy and logic.

Try your hand at Connect4, Tetris or one our Wii games while enjoying refreshments.

We meet the first Friday of each month at 4 p.m.!

Presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Published on Friday, January 18, 2013
Inauguration of the first A.M.E. church in Los Angeles, circa 1898

Join us on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. for a hands-on exploration of preservation -- sponsored by the Smithsonian.

Children 8 and older will examine historical artifacts with their own white gloves that they can take home. They will also learn about preserving family treasures and recording oral histories.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Famous Speeches

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 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.

Normally, those of us at the library talk about Freegal's amazing music collection, but did you know that Freegal's catalog contains spoken word recordings as well?

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, check out Freegal's collection of his speeches in audio format. Simply log in to Freegal using your DC Public Library card here, and search for "Martin Luther King Jr." under the artist field.


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