Capitol View Library Community Meeting

The Capitol View Library is going to be renovated. Join us for a community meeting to share the latest floor plans and the project timeline. Learn more about the project at
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Back Cover Art by Kazu KibuishiHarry Potter Book in ChainsHogwarts Crest

UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

Join us as Harry Potter scholars Tolonda Henderson and Kylie Madden share their unique expertise in this lecture double feature in honor of Banned Books Week!
Back to School

Open House for Teachers!

Come to the Parklands-Turner Open House for Teachers on Thursday, August 18 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and learn the many ways that library staff can help make your school year easier and smoother! Find out about content-driven class visits, library excursions, databases (for both teachers and students), regular programs for children and families, research assistance, and other partnership possibilities.
Brokeback Mountain

Tuesday Night Movies: A Weekly Film Series for Adults

Tuesday Night Movies Movie of the Month!!! in conjunction with Banned Books Week a special screening of Ang Lee's film Brokeback Mountain
Marvin Jones photo

Aunt Betty and Fort Stevens

Please join us for a screening of the documentary "Aunt Betty and Fort Stevens," the story of Elizabeth Thomas, a free woman of color who owned land in Washington, D.C. during the 19th century.  A discussion will follow with local filmmaker Marvin T. Jones.

Grand Opening Celebration

Come celebrate the opening of the new Woodridge Library. Special performance and fun activities for all ages. Refreshments. Stay tuned for more details.
Cover image of the book "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon"

Author Talk: "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon"

Join author Larry Tye for a discussion of his latest book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.

Palisades Library Community Meeting

The design team for the Palisades Library renovation will present the latest floor plans and share the updated project timeline. Learn more about the project.

Cleveland Park Library Community Meeting

Come see the final designs for the new Cleveland Park Library. Library staff will share the project schedule and other details. Learn more about the project.
Chuck Brown Day

Library Takeout at The 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day & Book Bag Giveaway

Join DCPL staff at the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Celebration and Book Bag Giveaway with the Chuck Brown Band, Plunky & Oneness and Secret Society. Visit the UNI, our mobile library bookshelf, to check out a book, learn about The Labs,