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Evil Laugh Contest

Something wicked this way comes...and it's you! We are heading into the fall and it is time for the DC Public Library’s third Annual Evil Laugh Contest.

West End Library Closure

The West End Library will be closed from Friday, Sept. 22 - Friday, Sept. 29 to allow for necessary electrical work to replace lighting throughout the library.

Spooky and Cozy September Titles

If you’re ready for transitioning out of Summer and into Fall, but aren’t quite ready for something truly scary, picking up one of these books as your September read will hopefully achieve the right blending of cozy and spooky that preps you for the coming Autumn months.

Art All Night 2023

DC Art All Night is back and we can't wait to stay out late with you! Art All Night will take place on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. Residents can enjoy activations in all eight wards, including several DC Public Library locations!

Books Celebrating Rosh Hashanah

This September is a big month in the Jewish community with three major holidays, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Does your family celebrate or are you interested in learning more about these holidays? Check out these great picture books with your DC Public Library Card!

Gothic Fiction for Teens

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already grabbed a pumpkin spice latte or two to kick off the fall season and are now on the “haunt” for a spine-tingling read. Gothic fiction is just the thing!

We Have The Technology

Here are a few examples, in both fiction and non-fiction, of technology playing a big part in excellent works of writing.