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.
A talk on the 16th president as an amateur astronomer
This event has been canceled due to a change in the speaker's travel plans.
Commander Kirk R. Benson, Precise Time and Astometry Technical Lead, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, will speak on President Lincoln's interest in the heavens on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the library's meeting room.
Celebrating the versatility, longevity, and flexibility of the sonnet form
Sonneteers, unite . . . and join us for a reading from the new Sonnet issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m., featuring Washington, D.C.-based poets Holly Bass, Holly Karapetkova and Melanie Henderson.
Editor Michael Gushue and Kim Roberts also will read selected poems from the issue, and Deborah Ager will host.
Shakespeare, Spenser, and Petrarch as masters of the sonnet will attend in spirit :>)
The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss George Orwell's classic novel 1984, in keeping with system-wide programming on the topic of government transparency and personal privacy in the digital age.
Copies are available at the branch.
Please pick one up and join us!
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.