Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups 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.
Plans for the modernization of the central library are nearing completion.
-Come see the latest designs.
-Learn about the project timeline
-Hear about plans for library services during construction.
Learn more at dclibrary.org/mlkfuture.
These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District? Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about:
Join us the entire month of February for a special film series in celebration of Black History Month.
Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are written by or about popular and famous African Americans, and will range in ratings from PG to R.
November means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! The goal of NaNoWriMo is to forget editing and overthinking and just write your heart out by completing 50,000 words in just 30 days. With your ideas and our librarians' research skills, we believe you can do it!
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device.
"The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" by Phaedra Patrick
Join us to discuss September's book club selection, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.
"Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Join us the entire month of September for a special film series in celebration of Banned Books Week!
Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are commonly challenged for being inappropriate or unorthodox, and will range in ratings from PG to R.