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Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

Pieces of craft tissue paperOn Feb. 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., we'll explore the world of art and create our own kaleidoscopes!

We'll use overlapping colorful shapes to create dazzling designs. Join us!

This activity is for ages 12 and younger.


Published on Friday, February 8, 2013
Moneyball - novel cover
Moneyball - DVD cover

Michael Lewis’ Moneyball could easily have turned into a chronicle of statistics and behind-the-scenes tedium, but Lewis manages to create a wonderful blend of stats, action, and character analysis such that the book reads like a thriller, rather than a book about the business of baseball. Moneyball tells the story of the Oakland A’s 2002 baseball season from the point of view of the General Manager, Billy Beane, and the front office staff.

Throughout the novel, you find yourself rooting not so much for the Oakland A’s, but for the system employed by Billy Beane and his staff to build the team. Lewis compares the A’s versus Yankees story to that of the Biblical “David and Goliath” throughout the book, and he would be hard pressed to find a more apt comparison; he also brings you into the mentality of an “us versus them” dynamic, and you will have a hard time resisting the urge to root for the little guy.

Published on Friday, February 8, 2013

Picture of fruits and vegetablesJunk food got you feeling tired and lazy? Do you want to eat healthier but don't know where to start?

Join us Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an interactive and hands-on workshop. We'll learn how to read labels and prepare healthy snacks and meals.

This session is for ages 19 and younger, so bring your friends!

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Picture of craft tissue paper
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Happy Chinese New Year!

We're celebrating the Chinese New Year in February with stories and crafts. On Monday, Feb. 11, we'll learn about the animals of the Chinese zodiac through folktales and create a snake puppet (at left is the start of one). On Feb. 25, we'll light up the world with our very own handmade paper lanterns.

Each activity starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. and is best for ages 5 and older.

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.


The Rosedale Library is closed Sat. Aug. 9.