Neighborhood Library

DC Public Library is closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 10 with the following select locations open: Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Tenley-Friendship, Petworth, Woodridge, Shaw, Benning, Anacostia. More information at

Block Party For Knitters & Crocheters

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a Block Party. Knit & Lit, a social group for knitters and crocheters, will be finishing up their local charity project.

Reading Lolita in Georgetown

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Azar Nafisi read Lolita in Tehran, and we are reading it in D.C.!

September Film Series

Amazing Tales of Survival

Join us for films about people who overcame extraordinary circumstances. We will show the movies in the large lower-level meeting room. All movies will start at 6 p.m., except Into the Wild, which will begin at 5 p.m.

New Books For Teens

And Other Like-Minded Readers

Take a look at some new books for teen readers. Click on the book covers to read a short summary of the book, place a hold, or see where the books are available.Rise of the Elgenby Michael Vey

Summer Reading ends Aug. 24!

Did you reach your goal?

We know you've been reading all summer long. Don't forget to collect your prizes!Prizes for 0-6 years old: 3 hours of reading -- Nightlight8 hours of reading --  BookPrizes for 6 years old:3 hours of reading -- Book light8 hours of reading -- Enter raffle to win e-readerStop in today and get your prize in the Children's Room at the desk.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Georgetown Book Club in our first discussion of short stories in years!  

Non-Fiction Book Club for September

Non-fiction readers will delight in David Brooks's wit and insight this month when we read and talk about The Social Animal.We will meet on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Graphic Novel Book Club: 'Aya'

We will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Aya by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie.Aya is a self-possessed young woman who lives in the Ivory Coast.

Story Time Break

Programs end Aug. 31, return Sept. 17

The Children’s Room will take a break from programming from Sept. 1- 15 to make the transition from summer to fall programming.  This will allow us to meet with educators, parents and students to redesign and fine-tune needs for all ages.We look forward to providing fresh, new programming for the coming school year.

"A Book that Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest encourages rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall.Who can participate?