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Latest Construction Updates

Find out the latest on renovations and improvements to your libraries

DC Public Library is building and renovating libraries across the city to provide state-of-the-art library services. To date, 15 libraries have been completely rebuilt or renovated. Find out more information at dclibrary.org/news/constructionupdates.  

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Library-Con: Anime, Comics, Manga, and Beyond

Join us for Petworth’s annual Library-Con!  This event is a multi-generational program that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and more to the DC community. We will have special offerings such as a door prizes for children and a free raffle for teens and adults. Cosplay/costumes are welcome!Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 1 - 5 p.m. For All Ages Come out and connect with the community through culturally based activities such as:

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Elevator Out

The elevator at Petworth is not currently functional. Please bear this in mind as you visit the library with young children and those who may have difficulty with stairs.

Woodridge Library Constructions News

New library will open in Summer 2016

The Woodridge Library is being replaced. Learn about the project.

New Cleveland Park Library

The Cleveland Park Library will be rebuilt. DC Public Library has selected the design-build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.

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Reading for the Laughs

Laughter is a difficult thing to draw from a page. Humor is subjective, fickle, cultural and not always timeless. It follows trends - is it fashionable to be sarcastic, dry, satirical, or crass? Is it bound to a certain language or a particular moment in history? Below you will find a list of books and stories that showcase a range of types humor and are at times side-splittingly funny.

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Job Seekers Series with Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan is the managing principal of CareerMentor.us. He has extensive experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sector markets.

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Page Turner Thursday's

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Page Turner Thursday's is proud to present our book club book of the month.  As you know, March is Women's History Month.  To honor our women and the fight for justice in which many have embarked on, we decided to choose a person who may not be well known to many.  However, her contribution to the feminist movement should not go unnoticed.  

Inside Out and Back Again

Strength in the Face of Adversity

Books to inspire fortitude in readers of all ages

Are you looking for ways to build your bravery? Are you trying to figure out what hardships people have overcome in the past? Take a stand with these books that focus on children and adults staying true to their values despite their challenging and unjust circumstances.   For Younger Children (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)

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Challenge Accepted: Read Harder 2017

Challenge #4: Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author

A new year means new year resolutions and challenges. One reading challenge that I love to do is Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder challenge. Instead of having people focus on a specific number of books, Read Harder challenges people to read different genres or authors that they may overlook. This year, there are 24 prompts for readers, and a complete list may be found here on the Book Riot Goodreads page.

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