Students who read over the summer maintain their brainpower and do better in school the following year! This is why at the library, we always offer incentives for those who read.Sign up for Summer Reading Club and get prizes. Sign-ups begin June 1, and to celebrate we are having an all ages party with games, crafts and snacks starting at 4:30 p.m. If you can't make it, stop by to sign up during the month of June.
Our summer programming schedule is finalized! Please see below for times and appropriate age ranges. Please call if you intend to bring a camp or school group, as these programs fill up! We will also be continuing our regularly scheduled story times and rock-alongs through the summer.Martha Speaks! Book ClubTuesdays at 4:30 p.m., July 12 through August 23.
Our Mother Goose on the Loose children's program is more popular than ever. Every Friday we see nearly 200 parents, caregivers and children for our 10 and 11 a.m. programs. It's always an amazing and happy sight to see. However, many of the people who come to Mother Goose do not know the rhymes and songs that we sing. Some of them were not raised with these songs, some of them are not native speakers of English, and some of them just haven't heard them in so long that they have completely forgotten them.
George R.R. Martin made the big announcement that set all our fandom hearts alight when he posted one word on his website. Yes, that's right. The fifth installment of the Song of Ice and Fire entited A Dance with Dragons comes out this July. It was years in the making, but the saga finally continues. And, just so you know, it's already on order at DC Public Library, so keep checking the library catalog to get onto the waitlist as soon as it shows up. It'll hit the shelves in about two months.
We are excited to announce that the Watha T. Daniel Library will be hosting a Girls Rock! Instrument Share. Come try your chops at electric guitar, bass, drums, DJ equipment, and more. The Instrument Share also serves as an informational session about the Girls Rock! DC organization. Check out this video interview with Ebony Dumas of Girls Rock!, featured on the Kojo Nnamde show: