Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
GIVE is a nonprofit who can pair you with an elementary or middle school child. You will help that child with their academic work and act as a mentor to them. This is a fun way to give back to the community and earn community service hours. We meet Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the children's room. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIVE is a completely free tutoring program for elementary school students. Participants will be matched up with a high school tutor. A fun way to stay ahead in school! We meet Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Tuesday Yoga is back! A free beginner yoga class taught by Lindsey Crawford of Yoga District. We meet in the sunny children's programming room. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring your own mat or towel. Participants will have to sign a waiver. 18+ please.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.
Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Coffee & Conversation brings together customers from all walks of life in informal conversation focused on relevant and engaging topics discussed over a cup of coffee. Through this exchange of ideas, Coffee & Conversation promotes the library as a place to meet your neighbors and focuses on what people have in common rather than their differences.
Please join us!
Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7 for our monthly Trashy Book Club meeting.We will be discussing our September readings (below), and assigning our SPOOKY October readings, just in time for Halloween!See you there!
Day 1: Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness!* The calendar might still say summer, but the weather has us ready for fall! Pumpkins, leaf sniffing, and snuggling in for naps with brother Salt. Life is good!
Have you memorized how to complete every jigsaw puzzle in your closet? Bored with the same old search and fit?Snap out of those doldrums, grab those puzzles, and come to the September edition of the DCPL Jigsaw Puzzle Swap to freshen up your puzzle stash!
The third Adult Knitting Circle saw new faces and new projects. Knitters were creating scarves and a sweater, trading patterns, and helping one another with simple knitting techniques. Join us Sundays at 3 p.m. to socialize, create, and learn something new!
The first knitting circle at Watha T. Daniel was a great success. Five beginning knitters attended, and learned the basic cast-on and knit stitches. There was also some demonstration of circular knitting and discussion of books and beginner projects. Join us on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. as we demonstrate more cool fiber techniques, including crochet!
On Sunday, June 29, The DC Public Library hosted a new premier annual literary event called WordsOut. WordsOut is a scholarly component to the Library's participation in the Annual Pride parade and the Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue, and was the name of a prominent gay men's writing group of the MLK Library in the 1980s and 1990s. The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 was the esteemed mathematics professor and fiction author
The LGBTQ Summer Literary Fair for Readers, Writers & Librarians
The DC Public Library is pleased to present the first annual WordsOut LGBTQ Literary Fair on June 29, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Shaw Library.WordsOut is the DC Public Library's scholarly component to its annual participation in Pride month.The keynote speaker for WordsOut 2014 will be PEN/Faulkner nominated fiction writer and professor Manil Suri, who's latest release The City of Devi has been received to critical acclaim and nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay General Fiction.