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From the Freegal Files

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Famous Speeches

If you are unfamiliar with Freegal, it is a service provided through the DC Public Library that allows you to download three mp3s per week, which are then yours to keep forever — they do not need to be returned and they will never expire.Normally, those of us at the library talk about Freegal's amazing music collection, but did you know that Freegal's catalog contains spoken word recordings as well?

January Goodreads Book Group: Best of 2012

Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads!

Rosedale Library January Book Discussion Group

'A Fine Balance'

Set in 1975 India in an unnamed city by the sea while Indira Gandhi was the prime minister, A Fine Balance explores the core of Indian culture in its most naked form as experienced by four people from very different walks of life.

Lap Time's Here

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for our newest story time, beginning Jan. 8.Each 20-minute program will include songs, rhyme, movement and stories to encourage language development, gross motor skills and bonding with infants.

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Friday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m.

Kwanzaa reinforces seven basic values of African culture.These values make up the Nguzo Saba, which means "The Seven Principle" in Swahili. Kwanzaa was founded by Dr. Karenga and is celebrated by people from many different faiths.Join the Rosedale Library as we celebrate Kwanzaa with stories, songs, games, snacks, crafts, and good company.

Winter Reading

Reserve your copy, today.

As you embark on Winter Break, here's some reads that will keep you entertained, toasty and warm.Lost and Foundby Oliver JeffersJUV E JEFFERS

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.