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Pride Month 2023 Reads with the Washington Mystics

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! In honor of Pride month, we have selected some amazing autobiographies and biographies for both adults and young adults that explore the lives and careers of LGBTQIA+ athletes.

Great Reads to Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

This May, a young reader reached out and asked for a reading list for Jewish American Heritage Month! The library realized that it had not yet shared a list for this special month that recognizes Jewish-American families here in D.C. and across the nation. This list is specially curated for young readers. Jewish-American readers will be able to see themselves reflected in the stories and others will be able to identify with the characters as they learn about and better understand the experiences they go through.

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus to be Displayed in the U.S.

-The DC Public Library is proud to announce that the exhibit "Imagining the Future - Leonardo da Vinci: In the Mind of an Italian Genius" featuring 12 original Leonardo da Vinci drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, will be on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Presented by Confindustria, in partnership with Biblioteca Ambrosiana , the exhibit marks the first time the Codex Atlanticus has been displayed in the United States.