Neighborhood Library

Seeds of Diversity

Jan. 14-25

In honor of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Rosedale Library invites you to help create an edible community garden. Various seeds will be provided for participants to plant during library hours, the week leading up to and following the national holiday.It's fun for all ages, so please join us!

December Goodreads Book Review

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'

In honor of the newly announced winners of the National Book Award and the DC Public Library's Goodreads focus on Young Adult literature this month, we present 2007 National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie's

Rosedale Book Discussion Group

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists knew her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked on the same land as her slave ancestors.  

Winter Open House

Begin the season with a visit to DC's newest public library on Dec. 5. Learn about the many services available through the public library, join our special evening storytime, try your hand at board games or make and take a craft.  The fun begins at 6 p.m. All ages.

Miss Cockroach and Mr. Mouse and Other Iranian Tales

A DC Reads Program

Enjoy flannel board versions of the classic tales found in Pea Boy and Other Stories from Iran by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Shirin Adl.A craft will follow the story time on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.Ages 12 and under.

Pumpkin Carving

Ages 8 and under must have supervision

Paint or carve a pumpkin, Halloween night, 6-7 p.m.  Special prizes will be awarded for silliest and spookiest pumpkins.  Pumpkins and utensils will be provided. Ages 19 and younger.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for the first of our weekly story times, which will include stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 5 and younger.

Tales from the Brother's Grimm

A Kids Euro Festival Story Time

Join us on Saturday Nov., 3 at 11 a.m. for stories that Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm made famous -- with a sweet craft to follow.Ages 12 and younger.

Open House Celebration

Saturday, Oct. 20

Celebrate the opening of the new Rosedale Library.10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Face Painting12 p.m. Special Story Time with Master Griot Baba-C for All Ages 1 p.m. Spooky Craft ActivityRefreshments and fun prizes while they last.

Opening Rosedale's Doors

We are excited to open our newest library -- on Oct. 18, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The library will be part of the new Rosedale Community Center.Your new 5,000-square-foot library will include: Separate spaces for adults, teens and children.15,000 new books DVDs and other library materials.26 computers (including 4 Macs for teens and 4 for children).Early literacy station for young children.Comfortable lounge seating.Come join us and explore your new space!