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Deadline is Aug. 24

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.

Who can participate?
Rising fifth- and sixth-graders (Students who will be entering fifth or sixth grade in the fall of 2012).

How can they enter?
Write a short essay on a book that has had a personal impact on your life. Submit your essay in-person by Friday, Aug. 24 to your neighborhood DC Public Library using the required entry coupon.

What can they win?

A Moving, Quick Read for Adults and Teens

Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

 Cover Art for Almost ForeverFor many American families, the late sixties were a trying time. For years, the United States had been involved in the growing conflict in Vietnam and the fighting showed no signs of abatement. 

Regional Latino Dances and Bilingual Songs

Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Performer, Mauricio SalgueroJoin us Monday, August 13, at 2 p.m. for our last Summer Reading performer.  This interactive program blends music education with learning Latino culture.

Agite bien, cantar y bailar (shake, sing and dance) to regional Latino dances and bilingual songs with musician Mauricio Salguero.

For ages 3-8.

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012

Are you concerned about the development of your 3-5 year old child? Do you wonder if your child has hit the right developmental milestones that are necessary for school success? If so, come and learn about Early Stages, DC Public Schools diagnostic center for children ages 3-5.

A representative from Early Stages will discuss child development and preschool readiness, and will tell you how your child can receive a free developmental screening. The workshop is on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

RentThis week, the International AIDS Conference meets in Washington to discuss the science of AIDS, as well as the personal side of HIV infection.

In honor of this event, we will be showing Rent, the film based on the hit Broadway musical, on Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

Learn about daily life in Japan through stories, objects and activities in a program presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.

Monday, July 24, Activity Room, 2 p.m.

Ages 7 to 12.

Published on Friday, July 13, 2012

NicoloChildren are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. as we welcome jester extraordinaire, Nicolo Whimsey. Combining juggling, music, poetry and storytelling, Nicolo emphasizes language skills and encourages children to discover and voice their creativity and tolerance as well as the joys of reading.

Ages 4-9.

Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kids ages 8-11 can learn about conserving historical documents in this interactive workshop.

Learn about segregation in the 1950s by reading Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey as a group. Then explore authentic artifacts from the 1950s, record your observations, and determine a preservation plan for each object. Take home your white cotton gloves and an activity book, and preserve your own family's history! 

This program is made possible through a partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Kids of all ages are invited to join us on Thursday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. for a presentation of the puppet show, "Goldy Bear and the Three Locks."

Goldy is a baby-sitting bear, who is hired to take care of a family of boxes. Each box contains a special surprise, but he has to find a way to unlock each box to unveil the mystery!

This show is presented by Blue Sky Puppets, and is part of our summer reading program, Dream Big, Read.

Published on Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer's here, and although the last school bell hasn't rung for everyone just yet, our thoughts begin to turn to baseball, swimming pools, and beach reads.

Kids and teens are invited to sign up for the summer reading program -- Kids can come into the library to sign up for "Dream Big-Read!," and teens can sign up online for "Own the Night."

Join us on Tuesday, June 14 for our Summer Kickoff party at 1 p.m. for snacks, a make-your-own dream catcher craft and summer reading registration.

Of course, adults are invited to tell us what they are reading this summer as well. Like us on Facebook and let us know.