A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.
Mondays from 7 - 8:30 p.m, February 27 - April 24, 2017 (No class will be held on April 17 in recognition of Emancipation Day)
The class is FREE. No need to register.
Stories, songs, dances, and more in English and Spanish for children ages birth to 5 and their adults.
For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.
Remember there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.
To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Cuentos, canciones, cailes, y más en inglés y español para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.
Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.
Two of the greatest experiences of my life involved seeing Leonard Cohen, the late great Canadian singer and poet, perform live. While his body has left us, his spirit lives on through his decades of writing and song. Here are some recommendations of books and films by and about him to help understand and commemorate his legacy.
Explicit language, homosexuality, politics, violence. Just a few reasons why certain books are deemed unsuitable for society by the "conservative" reader. Imagine what our world be like if we did not have those who dared to push the envelope? As Banned Books Week approaches, let us take some time out of our busy day to honor those authors who not only crossed the line, but erased it. But let's not limit that acknowledgement to authors in the United States. Let's cross our borders and look at writers around the world who shook things up in their homeland. Enjoy!
Bogie is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.
Here are ten fun facts about Bogie:
Bogie is a friendly, sweet, funny, curly-coated hound retriever.
Bogie thinks everyone in the world should pet him.
Bogie has a good nose and is always sniffing and catching a scent.
Maverick is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.
Here are ten fun facts about Maverick:
Maverick can fit three tennis balls in his mouth at one time!
Maverick was rescued from the SPCA in Philly when he was 10 weeks old and weighed 10lbs!
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
Moseley is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.
Here are ten fun facts about Moseley:
Moseley likes to carry around a big stuffed bone.
Moseley shakes hands and bows for treats.
A Panel Discussion on Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism
Queer Brown Voices is a collection of narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism from the 1970s - 1990s by those who were there.
Join us for a discussion featuring activists on the front lines then and now:
Letitia Gomez - Co-editor of Queer Brown Voices, Co-founder and Executive Director of LLEGÓ, the first national Latina/o LGBT organization.
José Gutierrez - Co-founder and board member of the Rainbow History Project, Founder of the Latino LGBT History Project and DC Latino Pride.