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The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, January 23, 2017, 11:30 am

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. Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

Mandala Mondays

Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:30 pm

Teens, bring out your true colors on Mandala Mondays. Mandalas are colorful religious and spiritual designs representing the universe. Tibetan Buddhist monks would painstakingly create beautifully intricate mandalas using sand and paint.  We will provide the designs, colored pencils and fine-tipped markers so you can make your own work of art. Relax and refresh in the Teen space on the 2nd floor every other Monday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., beginning October 3.   Best for ages 13-19.  

Reader's Theater

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 5:00 pm

Calling all readers! Have you ever thought about braving the stage? Reader's Theater is the perfect first step, a way to practice your skills at an actor's most important job: reading, memorizing, and delivering lines. In Reader's Theater, you can bring favorite stories, fables, and fairy tales to life by reading aloud and acting out scenes using scripts adapted from children's books!  Come join in the fun and frenzy and help us make stories leap off the page! This program is open to children ages 6 to 12.

Friends of the Northeast Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 am

Come over on Saturday, Jan. 28 for a Used Book Sale put on by the Friends of the Northeast Library!  Lots of inventory in great condition, for all ages.  Proceeds support library programming.  Starts at 10:30 a.m. and will go until afternoon.
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Karen Branan: 'The Family Tree'

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Capitol Hill author and journalist Karen Branan for a discussion of her memoir The Family Tree: A lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth. This book, which was recently nominated for a Pulitzer, follows the author as she uncovers the truth about her ancestors' involvement in the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912.

Winter Games Day

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:00 pm

Winter is here and the library is a warm place for an afternoon of board games and snacks. International Games Day was a hit, so we're bringing back new games and dusting off the classics.  A war gaming expert will be on hand to teach and play a historical board game.  Best for ages 8 to 100 - it's an intergenerational activity!  
Jerry Spinelli and cover of The Warden's Daughter

Newbery Award-Winning Author Jerry Spinelli

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

Meet award-winning children's author Jerry Spinelli and hear about his new book, The Warden's Daughter. The event will feature a moderated discussion and Q&A.

Coffee & Conversation

Friday, February 3, 2017, 10:30 am

Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the first Friday of each month.   Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee.  Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.  Please join us!
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County

History Book Club

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join History Book Club as we celebrate Black History Month by reading Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County: a Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

REP: Source-A-Thon | A Tech Event Celebrating Black Culture

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:30 am

“How can there be parity or the belief that we are valued similarly if we are still being perceived and perceiving others as a tired stereotype or as one-dimensional?" -Yara Shahidi Does Representation Matter?