Robots, zombies, hot dogs, video games, cartoons and a princess -- this new book has it all!
We are excited to announce an author talk with Max Brallier. Learn about the inspiration for the hilarious comics and meet their creator.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 27.
Check out these titles to learn more about the history of comic books!
Summer Reading Club 2015 has begun and this year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” In honor of this theme the library is having a number of programs about all types of heroes, both real and super. There are many great superhero comics, but there are many great books about comics you should check out.These are some of my favorites:
Whether you're trying to find the perfect, engaging book to use as your preschooler's classroom guest reader or you just want something that'll really grab and hold the attention of your little one, these titles that invite active participation will capture any child's imagination and have them begging you to read them "just one more time!"
After a month of patiently growing seedlings in the bright, sunny windows of the Shaw Library, some of our young book readers joined us to re-pot tomato plants! Each plant is now making its way to a new, loving home, and I can't wait to see the yummy tomatoes they produce!
No matter how big or small the space, each of us can grow sustainable foods! You don't have to have a farm ... to farm!
DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival. Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography.
BipolarizedMonday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Female amateur sleuths who are better than the pros
Sure, sometimes being called an amateur's an insult, but when it comes to mystery novels, amateur detective status usually means you're the one showing the officials how it's done. Or even the only one perceptive enough to realize there's a mystery to be solved.
George Washington University librarian Tolonda Henderson gave a great lecture on Harry Potter fandom and visual culture to an engaged group of fans on Monday, March 9. Attendees caught golden (chocolate) snitches and feasted on chocolate frogs, washing it down with a delicious butterbeer. Henderson stimulated spirited debate on whether Ron was merely a sidekick or independent hero, and talked about her Mr. Potter Goes to Washington tour series.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.