Poetry Contest and Workshop

Come explore poems and poetry writing with us!

First Sunday Celebration

Celebrate the library's first Sunday open with programs for all ages! 1:30 p.m.: Children's story time2 p.m.: Teen gaming3 p.m.: Job seekers workshopFor more information, call the library at 202-576-7252.

'Bridge to Terabithia' Book Discussion and Movie Screening

Visit the DC Public Library, checkout and read the 1978 Newbery Medal Winning Book Bridge to Terabithia.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with bilingual stories, songs and a craft.This program is for ages 4 and older.Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to register.

Book 'Em!

Celebrate Banned Books Week.Banned books will be presented along with "mug-shots" of their authors. Participants will select from different "crimes" (reasons why the books were banned/challenged), and try to match these with the mug-shots.Let's learn why selected books are so controversial! Recommended for ages 9-14.

DC Rollergirls Trading Cards Signing

Meet the DC Rollergirls, have your limited-edition Banned Books Week trading cards signed and chat about your favorite banned or challenged books.All ages.

Mastering Math

Love Math?Come join us for some math-themed fun and/or homework help!Ages 5+.

Book Jacket Bingo

Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for a very fun game or two of Book Jacket Bingo!

Wii Wednesday

Join Ms. Waters for an active session of Wii in the Children's Room.Welcoming Ages 5+.

Exhibit: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Come see the exhibition, Celebrate the Freedom to Read, during Banned Books Week: Sept 22-28, 2013.The exhibition will display banned or challenged books from our collection, while highlighting specific "controversial" or "problematic" passages. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the exhibit through commentary.