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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:

Halloween BINGO

We will have a scary good time playing a special Halloween-version of BINGO for prizes.   We will hold two BINGO sessions: 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm. 
Inside Out movie

Movie Madness

Join us to watch a fun animated movie about a hockey-loving 11-year-old girl whose life changes when she and her parents move from the Midwest to San Francisco. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Film Screening: We Are The Best!

Join in celebrating the one year anniversary of the DC Punk Archive in Washingtoniana with a showing of Lukas Moodysson’s coming of age film, We Are The Best or Vi är Bäst! at the Mt. Pleasant Library. This film is in Swedish with English subtitles.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
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Spooky Stories for Halloween

It's almost Halloween! Join us for spooky stories and songs in the Children's Room on Sunday, Oct. 25. For ages 5 -12.   Please call the Children's Room for additional information: 202-727-1248.  
Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Time. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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European Tastes and Tales

  Ever wonder what food children enjoy in other countries? Join us for an introduction to European folktales and recipes, while sampling treats from corresponding countries. For all ages.