Neighborhood Library

Starting Sept. 7, the Rosedale Library, located at 1701 Gales St. NE, will be closed while the DC Department of General Services repairs the HVAC system. We expect to reopen the library on Oct. 4. During this closure, customers can visit Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE, or the Benning Library, 3935 Benning Road NE. In addition, holds placed for the Rosedale Library will be available for pickup at the Northeast Library.
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

Rosedale Book Club

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!  

Bike Clinic at Rosedale Library

Bike Clinic at Rosedale Library

Join us at Rosedale Library for a free bike repair clinic, rain or shine. Courtesy of the Rosedale Library Friends.  

Membership Drive August 17th

Membership Drive at Rosedale Library

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.

Poetry Break!

Haiku Contest Winners

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

Bright boulevards, bold dreams: the story of Black Hollywood cover

Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready for My Close-Up

Classic Hollywood nonfiction and biographies

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.

healthy living

Living Your Best Life

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. 

poisoner's handbook

How (Not) to Get Away With Murder

Nonfiction About Forensic Science

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.  


Rosedale FrightFlix Fest

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 Scary Story Contest

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:

FrightFlix Children's Fest

Join us at Rosedale Library for our first annual Halloween FrightFlix Fest. We will be screening classic and contemporary spooky Halloween films for the whole family. Join us for thrills and chills! Thursday, Oct. 4 - Coco Rated PG. Run time 1 hour 45 minutes. Thursday, Oct. 11 - The Nightmare Before Christmas Rated PG. Run time 1 hour and 16 minutes.