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Summer Reading Wrap Up

Congratulations to everyone who completed and participated in Summer Reading this year.We had an unbelievable amount of participation, and we are so proud of all of our summer readers. This year was the first year that DC Public Library offered an Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and we had participants ranging from babies to grandparents--everyone was able to get in on the action! So thank you again to everyone who joined in the fun, and special congratulations to our Summer Reading Winners!

Get Your Seeds Ready!

Prepare for the Fair

Did you know that the DC State Fair is at the end of the month?

Tween Book Club Selection for September

"Smile" by Raina Telgemeier

Raina is just your average sixth-grader: she loves goofing around with her friends and she's coping with her inevitable new set of braces in the coming weeks.  However, her life takes a turn when she loses a foot race after Girl Scouts and falls right on her face!  Now on top of navigating the uncertain waters of middle school, she has to contend with surgery, headgear, and a new wonky smile.

Murder in the Yoga Store

True Crime hits close to home in this thriller

With summer winding down and transitioning to fall, there's only a few short weeks to indulge in summer's best guilty pleasure -- true crime.

Tween Book Club August Meeting

Come by for a special Back to School Meeting!

It's back to school for all DC Public School kids this week!  In celebration (or commiseration, you decide) we'll be hosting a special Back to School Meeting of the Southeast Tween Book Club. Come by Wednesday, August 28, at 4 p.m. for snacks and discussion.  

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres

Move to the music!

On Friday, Aug. 23 from 2 p.m.

Rapture Practice

A story of faith, family and breaking the rules

Aaron Hartzler has never had a problem making friends.  He's smart, charismatic, and dresses straight from the pages of GQ Magazine.  Growing up in Kansas City, he also harbors some big dreams of making it big on Broadway or becoming a move star in Hollywood.

Thumbs Up Reviews from Adult Summer Readers

Capitol Hill readers have been reading a lot this summer and those who have signed up for Adult Summer Reading have been submitting scads of reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here are some of the titles that have gotten the seal of approval from your neighbors.

Book Art with Karen O. Brown

Come to the library this Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. to check out books AND make some of your own! Artist Karen O. Brown will teach kids to make a beautiful book art out of everyday materials.Ages 6-12Interested in learning more about upcycling or re-using materials for fun projects? Check out these creative and funky books when you visit the library!

Scavenger Hunt Round 1 Completed

And the answers are...