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.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances.
Amazing architecture and engineering! Discover how simple shapes like the triangle and arch strengthen and reinforce buildings. Join our science structure challenge... build an earthquake proof-building.
Ages 8 and up.
123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn!
Come to Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library on Saturday, September 17, to watch "Hugo"! This is a great movie for all ages about finding your way in the world. Showtime is at 1:00 p.m. and snacks will be provided. See you there!
DC Public Library is participating in the 2016 Free Summer Meals Program.
Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 5 – August 12. No registration is required.
Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:
Anacostia – 1800 Good Hope Road, SE
The back cover of Shelly Oria’s New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories reads, “Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely” (Amazon). This is indeed true as Oria takes us through seventeen different stories of all kinds of relationships plagued by the natural h
It had been years since I picked up a YA book, but I jumped at the opportunity. Instead of sifting through the options to pick out the one closest to Sarah Dessen or Judy Blume (the books of my teen years), I reached for Tyrellby Coe Booth and Y
Come and join the celebration of Women's History Month by attending an invigorating lecture by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). A representative from NMWA will be visiting a few DCPL branches to discuss local women artists. No registration is required. Just show up, and bring your friends while you're at it.Takoma Park Neighborhood Library
Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m., Meeting Room downstairs
Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library
Hours before an historic blizzard, excited customers came to the library to engage in a creative sewing collective. Women from ages 11 to 60 learned how to do a basic running stitch, whipstitch, sew a button, and create a pocket to fit a pair of glasses. The majority of participants completed their eyeglass cases. They were proud to have made an artistic case that is used daily.
Searching for a job and applying online can present challenges. Most vacancies in most industries require you to submit your application electronically.
If you are searching for a job online and need assistance with creating an email account, creating and/or revising a resume, or simply accessing the site to apply for employment, we are available to help you every Tuesday from July 21 through Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.
Local author Maurice A. Butler will discuss the life of Charles L. Gittens, the first African-American Secret Service Agent.
Join your neighbors on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library. The author's inspiration came from meeting Mr. Gittens when he met with Mr. Butler's students at Roosevelt High School. Mr. Gittens's story spans working in the deep south, New York City, and being the Director of the Washington, D.C. Secret Service Field Office.