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Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Dear Diary

Books in diary format for young adults

Novels that are narrated in a diary or journal format provide a raw, intimate, and honest perspective.  Readers are provided confidential details of the narrators’ deepest fears, desires, and secrets.  Young adult novels in diary format are particularly of interest because the process of coming of age is so personal.  This unfiltered perspective is something that the reader's inner voyeur cannot resist.  

A World War 2 bomber flies over the Pacific ocean as the clouds break

Grownup Books for Growing Minds

Standout young readers' editions

There is a growing appetite for entertaining nonfiction books for kids and teens. This boost is in part due to the Common Core’s emphasis on nonfiction texts.

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Yoga at Northeast

Spring into wellness

With the winter finally past us, the trees and flowers all around our neighborhood are springing back to life.   Maria, a Yoga Alliance certified teacher, can help you spring back from the long, cold winter.   All adults are welcome, no previous yoga experience is needed. Mezzanine Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28.  

3,000 doves displayed at Northeast Library

Northeast Library Celebrates D.C. Emancipation Day

3,000 paper doves on display

"April 16, 1862 marks the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed eight months before President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the South.” -- C.R. Gibbs, Historian   Doves are often a symbol of peace and freedom. As such, more than 3,000 doves are displayed throughout the Northeast Library in honor of the “legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality.”   

Hunter of the Great Forest

Narrative Skills

Early Literacy tips for parents and caretakers of young children

Researchers say that there are six skills that are important for children to learn before they are ready to read:

Mine craft event

Minecraft Madness

A celebration of all things Minecraft

Minecraft Madness took over the Northeast Library on Sunday, March 22. Kids celebrated their love for the game by logging on and playing with their library friends. We also decorated 8-bit faces, ate Minecraft-themed snacks, read Minecraft books, and played three rounds of Minecraft bingo. Bingo winners got to take home their very own Minecraft book.   This party was a big hit, so look for more Minecraft-related programming in the future.

The Everything Book

Print Awareness

Early Literacy Tips for Parents and Caretakers of Young Children

Researchers say that there are six skills that are important for children to learn before they are ready to read: Print Motivation Print Awareness Narrative Skills Vocabulary Letter Knowledge Phonological Awareness (Source: Every Child Ready to Read via Saroj Ghoting).  

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

 Wild women of Washington, D.C. : a history of disorderly conduct from the ladies of the District

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series

Canden Schwantes Arciniega, author of 'Wild Women of Washington, D.C.'

Come hear from Canden Schwantes Arciniega, author of 

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.