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  • Man reading a book with a cat on his lap

    "My passion: being helpful. I know it's impractical, but I really do like trying to make everyone happy."

  • Melissa N.

    "I am a freelance editor and a student of history so I'm almost always reading, either for work or for fun."

  • Kyle B

    "Live free or die."

  • Craig

    "When I’m not at the library I furiously debate Game of Thrones theories with my friends and family and stay up way past my bedtime reading."

  • Ms. Terri

    If I wrote an autobiography, it’s title would be: "The Quitters Guide to Finishing What You Sta…"

  • Dominique M

    When I'm not at the library, I spend my time ... quietly reflecting on how Korean pop music has ruined my life (okay, but it's actually amazing).

  • Picture of Me

    Reading may not be the most fun thing I do at the library. It's the most fun thing I do everywhere. Almost...everywhere.

  • Ingrid

    “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ~Thomas Edison And it’s corollary for writers: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 50,000 words that don’t work in that order.” ~Ingrid Anders

  • Julie F

    I love to travel!

  • Jessica Spotswood photo

    "What I do when I'm not at the library: I'm writing or editing. I'm the author of four books for young adults..."

  • Meet Shoshana G.

    "I once won a talent contest by walking upstairs in high heels while balancing a book on my head."

  • Janna T.

    "If I wrote an autobiography, its title would be: I Wish I Had a Dragon!"

  • Bosnia National Library

    "I have a collection of bookmarks from places that I've seen or traveled. One of my bookmarks, which I bought in Belgrade, Serbia, has a pair of traditional peasant shoes attached to it."

  • Darryl W.

    "The last book I read: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds".

  • davidgantt

    "He who binds to himself to a joy does the winged life destroy; but he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity's sun rise." —William Blake

  • Walter R.

    "My passion: Music, movies and food."

  • Marisa B. Photo

    I remember way too many facts about movies and TV shows whether or not I liked it or even saw it.

  • Ms. Gyamfi

    “Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am -and what I need- is something I have to find out myself.” Chinua Achebe

  • Abby H

    "If I wrote an autobiography, its title would be: 'Tell Me If This Is TMI.'"

  • Liz A.

    "I love cycling on my road bike and going on long runs."

  • Rachel

    "When I'm not at the library I read, write, hike, make crafts, and learn new skills."

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Where we hang out online

Want to meet with other like minds but don't want to go somewhere? We have meetups on Twitter, Facebook,  and more.
 

Twitter
What's Happening @dcpl? When?
#DCPLnewYA -- Jessica and Liz share the best of new YA fiction. Fourth Mondays,
7 p.m.
#ShortStoryDC -- share and discuss your favorite short stories Second Mondays,
5 p.m.
#brownbagdc Book Chat -- A weekly book club to discuss what we're reading and what you're reading, often on a theme. Every Wednesday,
12 p.m.
#AskALibrarian -- Abigail and other librarians offer recommendations based on what type of book you express interest in reading. Every Thursday,
12 p.m.
Fantasy Friday -- Dish about the best and worst of fantasy books on #fanfansdc Third Fridays, 1 p.m.

Facebook
What's Happening? When?
GoT Book Club -- A virtual space to discuss the Game of Thrones series and similar books. Winter is Coming, my friends. Let's talk! Any time!
The Meeting of Otaku -- Welcome, welcome! This group is an extension of the Woodridge Library Anime Club of DC Public Library. We are open to members, friends of members, and everyone in between for all things Otaku. Any time!
Pinterest
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Various boards of Pin-able goodness:
A Book For All SeasonsAdvanced Elementary ReadsContemporary PoetryJudge Me NotMulticultural Kids ReadsNew Adult FictionRead TogetherTeen Fantasy and more!
Any time!
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GIFs, books recs, and more in your favorite space to waste time online. Any time!
What's Happening @dcpl?