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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.

Palisades Library Renovation Project

The Palisades Library is going to be renovated. Learn more about the project.

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.

Hidden Figures

High Noon Book Club

High Noon Book Club will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly on Monday March 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in Room B.   New York Times Bestseller: the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. 

I'm Your Biggest Fan

Names! Names! Names!

Hollywood memoirs that dish

In her memoir Year of YesShonda Rhimes describes the night she sat in President Obama’s box during the Kennedy Center Honors:  “The whole evening feels a bit enchanted.  No matter how cynical the Beltway thinks it is or how world-weary politicians may seem, D.C.

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Challenge Accepted: Read Harder 2017

Challenge #3: Read a book about books

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.

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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2017

During the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Atlanta, the winners of the annual Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. The winners will officially receive their awards in June. Below are the winning titles available to check out and download from the library.Fiction

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