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
New Year, New Book Club! Rosedale is pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the Rosedale Book Club on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. We will meet every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss our monthly title. Books can be checked out at the Rosedale reference desk. Hope to see you there!
Have you ever thought about volunteering for the library, or just looking for a way to help out in the community? Join us for an end of summer celebration and membership drive for the Rosedale Friends on Aug.17. Free food, giveaways, activities and a live performance by DC Strings courtesy of the Rosedale Friends. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages welcome. Members of the Friends Group will be available to talk about membership options.
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Rosedale Library held a haiku contest. We are pleased to announce our winners.
From the adult category, our winning entry was by Ashlea and Katrina:The Beltway battle
Nationals bats swing for fences
Oriole birds sing
From the kid's category, our winning entry was by Victor:Today I was new
I saw a crow as it flew
As I peek, I seek
Thanks to all who wrote
Classic Hollywood: an era in American cinema that stretched from the 1910s to the 1960s and influenced film world-wide. Countless books have been written about the era. Some focus on actors, often describing their lives and experiences in their own words; or on specific films; and others on scandals that rocked the industry. Some examine how society and government, such as the Hays Code and the Red Scare, influenced Hollywood. Still others look at women’s roles within the industry.
How to be well: the six keys to a happy and healthy life is a guide to living up to our full potential. The book encourages us to take a look at how modern life effects us, and shows us how we can better handle those internal and external stressors. There are six pillars that we are asked to look at to improve our health: eat, sleep, move, protect, unwind and connect. Each section delves deep to help us improve our mental and physical selves.
It’s the age of the true crime fan! Everywhere you look, there’s a new documentary, podcast, or book about true crime. Internet communities have sprung up to try solving famous unsolved crimes themselves, or just to discuss infamous cases like the Black Dahlia murder or the Zodiac Killer. And there’s plenty to talk about. As forensic science continues to evolve and advance, more and more cold cases are being solved. Genealogy and DNA tests and other methods have brought about the arrests of multiple killers, including the infamous Golden State Killer just last year.
Join us at Rosedale Library for our First Annual Halloween FrightFlix Fest! We will be screening classic and contemporary horror films to thrill and get your adrenaline pumping!
Tuesday, Oct. 2 - A Quiet Place (2018)
Rated R Runtime 1h 31m
Tuesday, Oct. 9- The Fly (1986)
Rated R Runtime 1h 36m
Rosedale is having its first Halloween Short Story contest. Try to scare us with your spookiest, creepiest, most horrifying stories and submit them for our librarians to judge. Three winners will receive a grand prize, one from each age group, and three winners will receive a second place prize. Enter to win a prize!
Entries must be turned in, in person, to the Rosedale Library by Oct. 26. Please submit with cover page including name, age, email and/or phone number. Winners will be contacted after voting by Halloween, Oct. 31.
Contestant age groups: