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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.  

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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Twisted History

Alternative History Novels

Alternative history fiction posits the question "what if?" about historical details large and small and how one change might have impacted the world. These five alternative history novels feature different time periods and different changes that will have history fans rethinking how they look at the world.  The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen

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Classic American Horror

What is about that the horror genre that beguiles us? Is it a fascination with the unknown or is it a delight in the senses that accompany fright? I was enthralled by this genre at an early age. Who among us remembers Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Regardless of our motivation, there are many books that inspire a love of chillers; here are a few American classics that will keep you peering under your bed at night.

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Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Explore Your Neighborhood to Win Summer Reading Prizes!

Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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National Park Week

April 15 to 23, 2017

Did you know: National Park Week is April 15 to 23, 2017! Plan your visit by what you want to do or where you want to go. Here are some highlights during National Park Week:  

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Friends of Takoma Park Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 a.m.

Join the Takoma Park Library Friends on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for their Spring Book Sale.  An assortment of books will be available - cookbooks, science fiction, graphic novels, DVDs, audiobooks - and much more.  Most books just $1.00! The Book Sale will be held on the front lawn of the library from 10 am to 4 pm.  Rain Date:  Saturday, May 13.  Proceeds support library programming. All ages.

Online Resource Roulette: Monthly Drop-In Clinics

Overdrive, Zinio, Novelist, and More!

Each month, Francis Gregory Library offers numerous and varied drop-in clinics for DC Public Library's FREE online resources. Check our online events calendar for specific dates and times!

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Photography Classes

Meet your neighbors and learn how to take beautiful photos at our Petworth Photography Classes this summer. All classes are free but require online registration. Click on the class title below to register. (Note: Registration for June and August classes will not open until a later date.) If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Warwick.

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