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28th Annual DC Adoption Day

DC Public Library will be at the 28th Annual DC Adoption Day ceremony hosted by the DC Child and Family Services Agency and the DC Courts. The library will have books to read and checkout, resources for families, and library card sign-up. Location: Moultrie Courthouse 500 Indiana Ave. NW

Can You Carry A Tune?

In honor of National Can You Carry A Tune Week, the Deanwood Neighborhood Library will be hosting its very first Karaoke Night! Whether you can carry a tune or not, come join us in the celebration! All ages are welcome! 

It Takes a District: Tools and Tips for Families to Prevent Bullying

DCPL staff will be at the upcoming It Takes a District: Tools and Tips for Families to Prevent Bullying event co-sponsored by the D.C. Office of Human Rights and the Mayor’s Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force.

MLK Library Renovation Public Meeting

The regulatory review process for the renovation of the MLK Library is underway. The public is invited to attend a scoping meeting, led by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC).

TED Talks/Movie Presentation/Library Database Demo Night

What is TED?TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.Best for teens and adults.

7:30 Tuesdays: Romance at Any Age

Dr. Diane Kern will lead and facilitate interactive discussions on the topic: "Romance at Any Age."This is the first seminar of our 7:30 Tuesdays event.7:30 Tuesdays is geared specifically for late teens and adults and will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.Other topics will include "Coping with Holiday Stress," "Family Ties" and "Healthy Boundaries."Light refreshments will be served.

LEGO Tower Checkout Challenge

All month long, receive three LEGO bricks o add to our growing tower when you check out materials!How tall will it get?All ages.

Book Talk: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for The Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country’s premier newspapers.

Leave No Trace: What's It All About?

As part of its "Take a Hike!" series, the Library welcomes Sean Van Cleve.Mr. Van Cleve will give a talk titled, "Leave No Trace: What's It All About?" He will discuss the philosophy of Leave No Trace and how to have low to no impact on the natural environment while hiking and camping.He will review the seven guiding principles of this eco-philosophy.