Teen Poetry

Louder Than A Library: Teen Poetry Slam

Louder Than A Library is a Poetry Partnership between DCPL and The DC Youth Slam Team. The poetry slam is the 2nd Qualifier Slam for those interested in trying out for the 2016 DC Youth Slam Team. There will be a DJ, a short open mic, and cash prizes!
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International Games Day @ Petworth Library!

More than one thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the 8th annual International Games Day @ Your Library, an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning.  On Saturday, November 21, 2015, beginning at 10 am, children are invited to Petworth Library to play a variety of games from around the world at the library. Active group games, multi-p
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Crafty Tween Workshop: Make a Book

November is National Novel Writing month. Young writers who are interested in writing should definitely check out the Young Writer's website. But what do you do when you have finished that poem, short story or novel? 
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DC College Application Week

November 2 - November 6 is DC College Application Week! Join us in the Teen Space each week day from 12-2pm to work on your college applications. We have Mac computers and laptops available for students hoping to finish some applications in a quiet space. Teens
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All-Ages Board Game Party

Celebrate International Games Day at the Southeast Library with two hours of drop-in fun. We'll provide light refreshments as well as popular and lesser-known board and card games appropriate for all ages, preschoolers through adults -- but feel free to bring your favorite game along, too!
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An Evening with Mark Twain

You are cordially invited to spend an evening with Mark Twain.  Dwane Starlin, a DC resident, will offer a one-person show about the life of America's favorite humorist and author.  Revisit your favorite moments with Tom, Becky, Huck, and the gang at Palisades Library on Monday, November 9, at 7 pm.
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"Marching Along with John Philip Sousa"

Come and enjoy a one-man show written and performed by local actor Dwane Starlin, drawing from Sousa's body of personal papers, letters, recordings, and biographies and in celebration of Sousa's birthday, November 6, 1854.
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Reverse Book Sale

Join the Friends of Rosedale Library (FORL) in celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Rosedale Library with a Reverse Book Sale. Drop off your gently used books or make a donation. We’ll use the books to raise funds for FORL programs and events at the Library.

DC Author Festival - Vendor Fair

Enjoy readings, workshops, and over 60 local author and publisher vendor booths.  With special guests Morowa Yejide and Ruben Castaneda.  For full list of authors and to download our program guide, visit our page at: dclibrary.org/dcauthorfest