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Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

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.

Silver Sparrow

Page-Turner Thursday

Book Club: 'Silver Sparrow'

Our book of the month, Silver Sparrow, is a story of sisters and secrerts. Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. One of the sisters is fully aware her father is a bigamist. Find out what happens when the other sister and her side of the family discovers the dark secret their father has hidden for their entire lives.  

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Kente Cloth Weaving Workshop

A family program to wrap up Black History Month

Come join us on Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 p.m. for the Kente Cloth Workshop hosted by the Anacostia Library and Master Weaver Andrew Kwasi Asare from Accra, Ghana. Asare is a Master Weaver of exciting and exquisite Kente cloth that blends mathematics, symbols, color, culture and art designs. 

Wii Move

Wii Move

Youth Program

Wii Move is a fun gaming activity to attend with your friends to get into the action and adventure. So come on make your MOVES!!! Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ages 9-14.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

S Street Rising

Book Talk

'S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. '

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. discusses the streets of Washington, D.C. before gentrification took place in Northwest.

Indian Cooking


What will you do in 2015?

I have an embarassing confession: my New Year's resolutions never last a month, much less a whole year. Still, I do think the New Year is a valuable time to reflect about what you like -- and dislike -- about your life. This year, instead of trying to make sweeping changes that will probably overwhelm me and doom me to failure, I'm going to start small. This year, I'm going to try to cook more and eat out less in an effort to eat more healthily and save money. Luckily, the library has lots of great cookbooks to help me stay resolved! World cuisine

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but 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.

Step-By-Step Crafts for Winter

Winter Reads

Recommendations for Young Readers

It's beginning to feel a lot like winter! I know winter doesn't technically begin until Dec. 21, but once the calendar turns to December my head thinks its winter - especially when it's cold out like it has been! Luckily, there are lots of great books to curl up with that let you celebrate winter from the toasty warm comfort of inside. Here are some winter books you might like:

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

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.