This rat (Remy) was so inspired by his favorite chef Auguste Gusteau to do what he loves most —-to cook. His family and friends thought that he was weird for being a rat who wanted to cook. But every day he watched Chef Auguste Gusteau talk about why it’s so important to believe in yourself, and Remy knew nothing is impossible. Join us for our movie  program.      

November Coding Contest

Throughout November, we are having a coding contest at the Southeast Library. Here's how it works: 1. Make a game, music video, or animation using the educational coding language scratch found at  If you are a first time coder, there are lots of beginner tutorials on Scratch's website, plus, it is designed to be easy to learn!

Crafty Thursday at Afterschool Lounge!

Come join us in the large meeting room on the second floor for a craft activity during Afterschool Lounge. This week we will be making recycled crayon candles! Ages 11-19. 
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International Game Day Celebration

International Games Day is a chance to celebrate games, libraries, and the communities that enjoy both. On Saturday, November 21, people and libraries all over the planet will join together to celebrate the mutually-reinforcing power of play and learning.  We'll have both board games and some Wii games, so join us for some fun Lamond-Riggs neighborhood library!

Tenley Kids' Garden Project: Daffodil Bulbs

What’s brown, sleeps underground in winter, and wakes up in spring, all yellow and green?  Daffodils!
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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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Awaken the Force at the Library

Calling all young Jedi, Wookies, Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and other friends: come celebrate the new movie and all things Star Wars with crafts, a photo booth, music, books, and more.  This is a drop-in event. Craft stations will be open until 3:30 p.m. or while supplies last.  May the Force Be With You!  For ages 12 and under.
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International Games Day

Celebrate the 8th Annual International Games Day at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library.  Play all kinds of games from our collection, or bring your own to share with your friends! This event will take place in the children's room.  

Fun and Games Mondays

Starting November 23, Petworth Library will be introducing "Fun and Games Mondays," a new after school program for children ages 7 and up! Each week we will work as a team to learn or make a new game together. Game on!
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Use Your Imagination: Recycled Materials Collage

November 15th is America Recycles Day. Artists have long been using found objects and recycled materials in their art.