Beating Writer's Block

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

Have a story you're dying to tell but can't get started? Or have you started your book but are now stuck? Join us for a workshop to learn techniques for beating writer's block. Come prepared to write.
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Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 4:00 pm

Come to the Summer Reading Kick-off Party.  Sign up for summer reading.  Enjoy snacks.  Learn about climate changes and issues from our National Center for Science Education guest.  Play games with our guest from Labyrinth Games.  Let's build a better world!

"Green-ovating: Home Renovations for a Sustainable World" Film Series

Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join us every Monday night in August for a special Summer Reading film series featuring Access Video's Green-ovating: Home Renovations for a Sustainable World series. Discover how going green can help you build a be
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Peace & Quiet & Coloring Books: Adult Coloring

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:30 pm

Feeling stressed? Looking for an outing and an outlet? Then join us every other Saturday beginning on May 13, 2017 for some peace and quiet AND coloring books when we practice coloring inside the lines while we unwind.
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History Book Club

Monday, July 10, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join our monthly History Book Club as we "build a better world" for our summer reading program. We'll be discussing The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough.
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DIY Clothing Repair

Friday, May 12, 2017, 2:00 pm

Build a Better World by repairing, recycling, and re-purposing your old clothes. Bring your (clean!) damaged garment and we'll work together to figure out how to patch or mend it. Sewing machines and hand sewing tools will be provided. While we work, we'll discuss sustainable approaches to buying and maintaining our wardrobes.
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Architecture at the Library

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

Come into the library and listen to architect Christopher Sullivan discuss how architects are "building a better world."

One Love

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:30 am

Join us at the Francis A.

Build Your Memories, One Page at a Time!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:30 pm

Join us on July 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. for a special arts & crafts event where participants will use a recyled book's pages to craft, create, and store their most precious memories! For more information, please call (202) 698-6373.    

DCPL at Chinatown Parks with DowntownDC

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12:30 pm

Join DCPL Library Staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation. We'll be there on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, May through September from 12 pm - 1:30 pm. Activities: Access free WiFi and get some work done on your mobile device Learn about DCPL's online resources or answer questions you may have, with DCPL staff on-hand  Add your oral history to the archive! DCPL Library Staff will be collecting stories from local residents as part of DCPL's Know Your Neighborhood initiative.