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This Week's Pick!

'The Monstrumologist' by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey is a very interesting version of a horror story -- even introducing a type of creature that may or may not have even existed.


Check It or Leave It?

Episode 14: Running in Bed

Your favorite book club is back! With Pride coming up in a month (June 2015), Peter and TaChalla discuss Running In Bed by Jeffrey Sharlach, an LBGT novel.

Ms. Perry and Officer Joel Charles

Jelly Bean Easter Contest Winner

Officer Joel Charles

Every Easter, Ms. Perry, a library technician at Northwest One, holds a contest. She fills a jar up with jelly beans and people guess how many are in the jar. Adults and kids alike are drawn to the jar, often asking for a piece of candy, but ultimately entering the contest. It's a great way for us to meet some of our customers!

Collage Lab

Overcoming Artist's Block

Books to Awaken Your Creativity

Are you in an artistic rut? Artist's block got you down? The following books are sure to help you get back in your creative zone. I've selected a few titles that have personally helped me, and one new publication that I can't wait to download. No matter your discipline, any of these books will inspire you to lose your fears, get loose and start creating art once again.

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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.

Capital Area Food Bank

CANCELED: Mobile Marketplace

Northwest One Library Sing, Talk and Read promotion

We would like to thank everyone in the community so much for your participation at the DC Community Marketplace that occurs on the first Saturday of every month.  Due to weather concerns, the Community Marketplace team has made the decision to cancel the March Marketplace that was scheduled for Saturday, March 7. However, you may still stop by the library to learn about the Sing, Talk and Read program for parents and caregivers.

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

Banned Books Week Caricature Artist

Paul Merklein appears Monday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.

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Adult Summer Reading Winners at Northwest One

Congratulations to Maxine Davis, winner of the War of the Worlds: Special Edition in the Adult Summer Reading program, pictured here receiving her prize from Northwest One staff.Ms. Davis is a regular at Northwest One Library, and staff couldn't be more excited for her!