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Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

Congratulations to everyone who completed and participated in Summer Reading this year.

We had an unbelievable amount of participation, and we are so proud of all of our summer readers. This year was the first year that DC Public Library offered an Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and we had participants ranging from babies to grandparents--everyone was able to get in on the action! 

So thank you again to everyone who joined in the fun, and special congratulations to our Summer Reading Winners!

Prepare for the Fair

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013
Seed saving
Did you know that the DC State Fair is at the end of the month?

"Smile" by Raina Telgemeier

Published on Friday, September 6, 2013

Cover art of "Smile"Raina is just your average sixth-grader: she loves goofing around with her friends and she's coping with her inevitable new set of braces in the coming weeks.  However, her life takes a turn when she loses a foot race after Girl Scouts and falls right on her face!  Now on top of navigating the uncertain waters of middle school, she has to contend with surgery, headgear, and a new wonky smile.

Telgemeier's semi-autobiographical tale is one that nearly every one can relate to: from relationship woes and frenemies, Raina learns all about growing and up the drama of wanting to fit in.

True Crime hits close to home in this thriller

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cover art for "Murder in the Yoga Store"With summer winding down and transitioning to fall, there's only a few short weeks to indulge in summer's best guilty pleasure -- true crime.  Local author Peter Ross Range delivers just in time, with his book Murder in the Yoga Store.  

Come by for a special Back to School Meeting!

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Book Club clip art graphicIt's back to school for all DC Public School kids this week!  In celebration (or commiseration, you decide) we'll be hosting a special Back to School Meeting of the Southeast Tween Book Club. Come by Wednesday, August 28, at 4 p.m. for snacks and discussion.  

Tell us what you read this summer, what you want to read this fall, and how your first week at school is going!

The Southeast Tween Book Club meets on the LAST Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m.

Move to the music!

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Uno, Dos, Tres con AndresOn Friday, Aug. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., dance, shake and try out new rhythms and Spanish words with Andres as he takes children on a musical journey through different Latin American cultures.

For ages 3-12.

A story of faith, family and breaking the rules

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rapture Practice cover artAaron Hartzler has never had a problem making friends.  He's smart, charismatic, and dresses straight from the pages of GQ Magazine.  Growing up in Kansas City, he also harbors some big dreams of making it big on Broadway or becoming a move star in Hollywood.

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Adult Reading LogoCapitol Hill readers have been reading a lot this summer and those who have signed up for Adult Summer Reading have been submitting scads of reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here are some of the titles that have gotten the seal of approval from your neighbors.
There is still time to submit a review and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle eReader. Let us know what you're reading, and what you think about it today.

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Karen O. BrownCome to the library this Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. to check out books AND make some of your own! Artist Karen O. Brown will teach kids to make a beautiful book art out of everyday materials.

Ages 6-12

Interested in learning more about upcycling or re-using materials for fun projects? Check out these creative and funky books when you visit the library!

And the answers are...

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Souteast Library neighborhood

Thanks to all who completed the first round of our Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt. We hope you had fun digging up the favorite books of Capitol Hill, and we will contact the winner very soon.  

Thanks also to the five library neighbors who agreed to be locations for the hunt.  For those who are still wondering the five correct answers to the scav hunt are: