Deanwood
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Community Art for Thanksgiving

Deanwood kids are getting ready for Thanksgiving by thinking about the things they are thankful for. Stop in by Nov. 27 to contribute to our fall-themed interactive artwork. 

Read it Hot

The Express Collection

Hot & Popular Books at Deanwood

Looking for access to extremely popular material often found on long hold waitlists? Having to wait until everyone else reads a book, before you even see it; a process that could take months? Well, you are in luck. To alleviate this dilemma, the Library is piloting an Express Collection.    

C.R. Gibbs Winter Lecture Series

Join author, C.R. Gibbs for his Winter Lecture series at the Deanwood Neighborhood Library in February and March. The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Meals Served July 1 -- Aug. 9

DC Public Library is participating in the 2019 Free Summer Meals Program.   Kids and teens eat free lunch on weekdays from July 1 -  August 9. No registration is required.   Lunch will be provided Monday – Friday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the following library locations:

Child Reading to Adult

Reading Power Hour

All Kids Reading Hour, Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Ready, set, let's grow children's reading skills: Deanwood's new reading initiative provides individual opportunities for children to practice and promote their reading skills by reading to library staff. Children ages 4-12 are encouraged to choose a book and read it to the library staff. These reading sessions are designed to increase reading skills and promote engagement with a variety of literature. Reading is rewarding!

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Deanwood Summer Reading Winner Mrs. Earlene Holland Butler

Congratulations to Mrs. Earlene Holland Butler, Deanwood's winner of the Summer Reading 2017 Adult Raffle!  Mrs. Earlene Holland Butler completed 6 reading activities in order to be entered into the raffle.  We applaud Mrs. Earlene Holland Butler on her strong efforts and hope that she enjoys her prize, a brand new Kindle Fire Tablet!

The Big Tiny

Go Small, Live Big

A guide to living simply

Recently, I started a journey to find happiness by living a minimalist lifestyle. I realized life should be about moments and not about possessions. During this journey, I have been picking up books for guidance and easy tips. Here are some I would love to share with others!

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Self Defense Class During Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, a self defense class will be taught at Deanwood Neighborhood Library on Saturday, March 12 from 1-3 p.m. This two hour session will be led by D'Angelo Kinard of Advanced Sports Performance and will teach basic self defense techniques to use in various situations. There will be an emphasis on defending against larger/stronger assailants.

Join the Washington Home & Hospices for expert advice on caring for a loved-one at home.

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.   

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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.

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