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Published on Friday, March 28, 2014

This weekend, enjoy some children's classics that are just as fun to re-read--or perhaps discover for the first time.

Library research and Lahiri's 'The Lowland'

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Lowland NoveList recordHere at the DC Public Library, we are happy to host a wide assortment of book clubs that connect D.C.'s avid readers with each other and provide a forum for richer reading experiences. 

Library Resources from a Man on the Street

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014
JB mixing drinksRecently, stopping for a pint at Menomale, my favorite Brookland watering hole and pizza place, the bartender-mixologist JB Knapp told me that he had gotten his first DC Public Library card and was using it to learn more about his trade. So, I sat down and interviewed JB about some of the things he's learned at the library and his approach to mixing drinks.

Space is limited, registration required.

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Are you a high school student preparing to take the SAT? Southeast Library and the Hill Center are partnering to offer a free SAT practice test session!

The test takes approximately 200 minutes to complete; pizza will be provided afterward for participants. Resources for extra help with your test prep will be available as well. 

Space is limited, registration is required; to register, email southeastlibrary@dc.gov.


Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter readingCongratulations to everyone who participated in Southeast Library's Winter Reading Challenge!  We had more than 100 entries in two weeks, and our intrepid readers braved the polar vortex to turn in their reading logs, book reviews, and drawings. Brrr!

We here at the library loved hearing about all of the wonderful reading you did while school was out--kudos!

Loved our Winter Reading Challenge? Check out Palisades Library's Olympic Readathon!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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

Katie's Picks

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

When I was a kid, reading was all about secret spaces and hiding spots. I would read in cupboards with a flashlight, climb trees and nestle in a crook with a book, crawl under beds, hide behind sofas, and squeeze into closets in order to be by myself and become enveloped in whatever world my current book would take me.

These five recommendations from the past are not just great books for the 8-12 set; they're also perfect reads for the reader with a secret spot because they're filled with mystery and magic and secrets and spaces. Enjoy.


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 MySchoolDC.org 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 info@myschooldc.org for additional information.

Orange is the New Black and the Modern Love Archive

Published on Friday, January 3, 2014
Larry Smith Modern Love Column


Lots of us are binging on TV these days... taking in entire series in one sitting... blissfully forgetful of the days when we would have to wait all summer to find out who shot J.R.
I myself have been delving into Netflix's Orange in the New Black, and I have decided to assuage my fear of being a couch potato by adding a veneer of scholarship to my TV habit.

Here's what I dug up:

Youth Services Librarian Lauren shares some picks

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

There is so much new children's literature out there, and a lot of it is great. But somehow, if you're a voracious reader, it can still be difficult to find that one book in the sea of many that both a) sounds appealing, and b) you haven't already gobbled up.

So instead of waiting around for the next book that calls your name to be published, why not try something older? After all, everything old is new again. Here are five of my favorites from 18, 20, 35 years ago -- books that I truly believe still hold up today. Most of them will be of interest to the 8- to 13-year-old set.

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