Shepherd park

Open House

On Saturday April 2, 2016, the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library will celebrate its recent refresh with an Open House.  Join us for a day of activities designed to celebrate the re-opening of our library, and the unique and wonderful community of Shepherd Park. Click this post for the full schedule.
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Hatha Yoga with Alexis

Alexis Chen is certified as a RYS 200 Hatha Yoga instructor. She will teach four free yoga classes at the Tenley Library. Each class is 75 minutes long. Please bring your own yoga mat. We will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Tour de DCPL VII

Every year, to celebrate National Bike Month, a group of library staff, advocates and community members strap on their bike helmets to help the DC Public Library promote environmentally friendly transportation and explore how our libraries connect with the communities they serve. 
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Book Club in American Sign Language

Join us for a discussion in American Sign Language of Madan Vasishta's Deaf in DCfacilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen. The discussion will be held on the second floor in room 215, The Center for Accessibility.
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DC Emancipation Day Edit-a-thon

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. On April 17, 2016, we will create and edit Wikipedia pages about the people central to this important event in the history of the District of Columbia.

Palisades Library Renovation Community Meeting

Join your friends and neighbors for the second community meeting for the Palisades Library renovation project. Hear from library staff and the design team about how the project is beginning to take shape and share your ideas. Learn more about the project.
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History/Biography Book Club

Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures and more. 
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Games for All!

All Ages Gaming at Your Favorite Downtown Library
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The Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library Annual Chili Cook-Off

It's that time of year again! The Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library are hosting their Annual Chili Cook-off on March 12th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor. 
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Read Watch DCPL

Do you love watching movie adaptations of your favorite books?  Join us on Twitter as we discuss the best and worst of adaptations on the fourth Monday of every month at 2 p.m.  We'll cover everything from young adult blockbusters to Jane Austen films to the latest comic book flicks.   Find us @dcpl