DC Public Library wants to hear you roar in D.C.'s second annual Dinosaur Roaring Contest!
This year, DC Public Library once again called on dinosaur fans of all ages to share their best impressions of their dinosaur breed of choice. Across D.C., neighbors recorded their best killer pterodactyl shrieks, mean tyrannosaurus growls and wicked brontosaurus grunts! See the winning entries below!
Here are the winning haikus. Thanks to everyone who participated. Check out ALL of the entries plus the winners in our windows in May.
red, orange and yellow
Soon the strawberry sun sets
and the night returns
sprawled across the lawn,
a constellation of suns
— March dandelions
Mosaic walls of
Thought, love, hurt and history
Spines that speak volumes
Celebrate National Poetry Month with DC Public Library
Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with DC Public Library! This April, DC Public Library invited residents ages 6 and up to submit a haiku to the 2022 Haiku Contest around the following themes:
✎ Your love of books, reading or the library,
✎ Something small that gives you joy,
✎ DC in springtime, or
Learn about the history of Tenleytown and Wilson High
You've probably heard that Woodrow Wilson High School in Ward 3 will soon be renamed Jackson-Reed High School. How soon? No date is set, but in the meantime, DC Library has a video that you can download and watch through our catalog. It's a history of Wilson High that was created as part of the school's 50th anniversary in 2016.
More than 100 patrons submitted haiku during our Haiku Contest in April! Thanks to everyone who participated. When you next come to or walk by the branch, you'll see all of the entries plus the winners.
Because there were so many good ones, we chose more than one winner in each category, and here they are:
Once every decade, the federal government conducts a census of the entire population to count everyone in the United States and record basic information about them. In other words, every 10 years all of us #GetCounted.
30 days. 50,000 words. One novel. Easier said than done.
On Nov. 15 at 10 a.m., half-way through the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), please join us at Tenley Library to learn from a local writer about the writing process, its challenges, and how to overcome them. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger will share lessons from the road she travels bringing a novel to the finish line.