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Wordless Picture Book for Children/ Tuesday

What Do You Do With a Book With No Words?

Tips for wordless picture book reading

Wordless picture books present an interesting challenge for parents and children alike; after all, what do you do with a book that you can't read? Yet, this genre allows children to foster their creativity as well as helps them to develop skills such as understanding and interperting context. Although there is no specific method to reading a wordless picture book, there are ways that you and your child can enjoy them together. For instance, you can: Narrate your own version of a story that corresponds to the pictures.


'Greenglass House' by Kate Milford

Could This Book be a Newbery Contender?

"Milo had lived at Greenglass House ever since he'd been adopted by Nora and Ben Pine when he was a baby. It had always been home. And he was used to the bizarre folks who passed through the inn, some of them coming back every season like extended family who showed up to pinch your cheeks at holidays and then disappeared again. After twelve years, he was even getting pretty good at predicting who was going to show up when. Smugglers were like bugs or vegetables. They had their seasons.


November is National Adoption Month

Events and reads in honor of the month

According to the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia, "about 1,300 District children and teens are living outside their birth homes under the care of the public child welfare system. Some 100 District youngsters are  hoping to be adopted." If you're interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in the District of Columbia, the Children and Family Services Agency will be offering information sessions at libraries throughout the city: Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. at Woodridge Library

Book cover for November blues by Sharon M. Draper.

November Teen Programs

Mini Zine Thursday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by creating your own mini magazine.  Use your mini zine as the foundation for your next graphic or written novel. Teen Movie Night Monday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. Steve Rogers is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.

Monster hands craft image

Be It Ever So Mysterious, There Is No Place Like the Library

Our Halloween-themed programs have been a spooktacular success

The month is whirling by but our Halloween-themed programs have been wonderful fun. In our Monster Mayhem program, we did eveything but the Monster Mash - be it games, crafts or stories, anything was fair game in our zeal to groan the night away. Everyone loved holding up their gruesome hands (which were decorated through a related craft) and shouting GRRR!


Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood, who walked through the forest to visit her sick grandmother. While she was walking, she met the Big Bad Wolf, who tricked her and raced to Grandmother's house and ate her up in one bite! When Red Riding Hood arrived, she noticed something different about her grandmother: "Oh Grandmother, what big eyes you have!", said Red Riding Hood. "All the better to see you with, my dear," said the Big Bad Wolf. "Oh Grandmother, what big ears you have!", said Red Riding Hood.

Why Limit Halloween to One Day?

It's Halloween-themed programs all month long in the Children's Room!

October brings a wealth of excitement as the weather turns crisper and the day grow shorter. With all the good things that Halloween has to offer, why limit yourself to only one day of fun? Check out the exciting children's programs which will be occurring later this month: Monster Mayhem

October Teen Programs

Hispanic Heritage Month PartyWednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.¡Hola! ¿Como estas? Have you ever dreamed of being a luchador or a piñata maker?Probably not, but you can still come out and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating your own Lucha Libre Mask and Mini Piñata. Candy will be provided!  

'Brown Girl Dreaming' by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming is a book that will stay with me for a long time.

"Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn't? A Special Typology"

A Presentation by Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center

Join the District of Columbia Library Association on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m.