Tired of completing the same puzzle over and over again? Ready for a new one? Come to the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, hosted every three months, to keep your puzzle collection fresh! Bring a 500+ piece puzzle without any missing pieces to trade for one that's new-to-you! Spread the word so there will be more puzzles to choose from.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 pm.
Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling and movement.This is also the open call for class and daycare groups.If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time.
Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling, and movement.This is also the open call for class and daycare groups. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-717-0971 to schedule a different time.
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When I got to work last Wednesday, I said good morning to our library gerbils, Salt and Pepa.They asked why no one had come to see them the day before. I explained that everyone was at home celebrating New Year’s Day. Salt told me that he had never heard of New Year’s. Pepa wanted to know whether the holiday involved anything in the way of extra snacks for gerbils.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to meTwelve toddlers toddling,Eleven people meeting,Ten teens-a-tweeting,Nine-year-olds reading,Eighth graders Googling,Seven staff-a-shelving,Six item orders,Five Story Times!Four hold requests,Three school groups,Two book displays,and a subject heading from the LC!
Even if you're far away from your DC Public Library this holiday season, you can still use our digital collections to help you with recipes, stories for the children and music to give you the holiday spirit. Our digital collection has a plethora of eBooks, Audiobooks, Video and Musical titles not only for the holidays but for your general listening and reading pleasure.
Happy holidays everyone! Getting packages delivered to your door is always exciting. Here at the library it's like Christmas every day, because we get new books in our mail.It's always fun to rip off the packing tape and peek inside, but it's been especially awesome lately because we have been getting tons of new holiday books. Here are a few of my recent favorites, kid-tested at story times over the past few weeks:
Salt and Pepa on Life, the Library, and What it Means to be a 21st Century Rodent
Nearly every morning at Watha T. Daniel Neighborhood Library, you will see small children pour out of story time, toddle up to the children’s desk, and stop dead in their tracks. Once they’ve caught a glimpse of library rock stars, Salt and Pepa, it’s all over. When these two spotlight-loving gerbils decide to turn on the charm, it’s impossible to miss their mesmerized fans laughing, clapping, jumping and squealing in delight.
Ahriana Merryweather is a 10-year-old phenom who attends KIPP in Northwest D.C. For the past two months, she has been teaching the Shooting Stars dance class at Watha T. Daniel Library on Wednesdays nights. This class will culminate in a recital on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Ms. Nina: What styles of dance have you been working on at the library?