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genealogy

Is There A Griot In The House?

Learn how to develop an oral or written record of your family’s history.  We’ll discuss easy conversation starters to inspire recollections, informal ways to store and record the information you collect, and best ways to share what you discover. We’ll also talk about The Memory Lab, DCPL’s newest resource for digitizing your materials. Come ready to share a few of your own personal stories!    
Starting Blocks

STARTING BLOCKS, The Parklands-Turner Summer Reading Kickoff

GET READY, GET SET, GO! Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library all day long on Tuesday, June 7th for the official Congress Heights Neighborhood kickoff of the DC Public Library's Summer Reading Club for 2016.  Activities are planned all day long for adults, children and teens, which feature the summer reading theme for 2016 "Go for the Gold, Read!". 
Laser cut diamond shapes

Laser Cutting Certification

Patrons will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before they can take this class. Join us in MLK's Fab Lab and learn how to use our laser cutter!
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club: Prequels

While we are waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the book club will be discussing short story prequels written by George R. R. Martin.
game on

Game On!

All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games.Games to Play Ticket to Ride Connect Four Clue Jenga Apple to Apples Uno Chutes and Ladders Qwirkle Hoot Owl Hoot! Battleship
stack of books

Spring Book Sale

Please join us for the Friends of the Southwest Library spring book sale. All proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Library. Questions? Have books to donate? Email friendsofswlibrary@gmail.com
stack of books

Spring Book Sale

Please join us for the Friends of the Southwest Library spring book sale. All proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Library. Questions? Have books to donate? Email friendsofswlibrary@gmail.com
Shepherd park

Open House

On Saturday April 2, 2016, the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library will celebrate its recent refresh with an Open House.  Join us for a day of activities designed to celebrate the re-opening of our library, and the unique and wonderful community of Shepherd Park. Click this post for the full schedule.
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Hatha Yoga with Alexis

Alexis Chen is certified as a RYS 200 Hatha Yoga instructor. She will teach four free yoga classes at the Tenley Library. Each class is 75 minutes long. Please bring your own yoga mat. We will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tour de DCPL 2016group photo from tour de dcpl

Tour de DCPL VII

Every year, to celebrate National Bike Month, a group of library staff, advocates and community members strap on their bike helmets to help the DC Public Library promote environmentally friendly transportation and explore how our libraries connect with the communities they serve. 

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