Staff Picks

Thankgiving by Sam Sifton cover

Regional Thanksgiving Cookery

Staff Recommendation

Want to include some regional cookery in your Thanksgiving dinner? Check out our display of cookbooks featuring recipes from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia! From appetizers to main course dishes to desserts and beverages, you should find a tasty inspiration.

Bill Martin

Native American History Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.The library is a wonderful place to learn about the history and heritage, as well as discover some folktales of Native Americans. Among our favorites are: The Rough Face Girl, by Rafe Martin

Sesame Street 45

Sesame Street, Hooray!

A Sunday Family FunDay Program

The Children's Room celebrates Sesame Street’s 45 years of helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. The Family Funday Sunday on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. features Sesame Street stories, music, and activities.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

(The Raven Cycle, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Stiefvater's ability to bring us back to the story so quickly is much appreciated since so much developed in book two, and the wait was so long for book three. With an additional book to go in this series, don't expect too much resolution yet. We are introduced to a few new characters that we have only heard about and there are some major plot developments. 

DCPL Podcasts

Read This NOT That!

Episode 4: Special Edition

This episode is a little different.

"Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree"

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 10 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree by Denys Cazet is the featured piece: All the animals in the barnyard ask the cows Minnie and Moo to hide them so that they will not become Thanksgiving dinner.

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Saint Francis and the Wolf'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre. This week’s Reader’s Theatre program features Italy, in celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014.

Flag of Poland

Celebrate Poland!

A Kids Euro Fest Program

In continued celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014, the Saturday Family Story Time on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. will feature stories and fun from Poland. To learn more about Poland, here are a few Polish resource books, folklore stories, and Polish language books to share with your child.

Your Friday Five

Scary books for teens (and adults, too)

It's Halloween, get scared!  


Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood, who walked through the forest to visit her sick grandmother. While she was walking, she met the Big Bad Wolf, who tricked her and raced to Grandmother's house and ate her up in one bite! When Red Riding Hood arrived, she noticed something different about her grandmother: "Oh Grandmother, what big eyes you have!", said Red Riding Hood. "All the better to see you with, my dear," said the Big Bad Wolf. "Oh Grandmother, what big ears you have!", said Red Riding Hood.