Neighborhood Library

Starting Sept. 7, the Rosedale Library, located at 1701 Gales St. NE, will be closed while the DC Department of General Services repairs the HVAC system. We expect to reopen the library on Oct. 4. During this closure, customers can visit Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE, or the Benning Library, 3935 Benning Road NE. In addition, holds placed for the Rosedale Library will be available for pickup at the Northeast Library.
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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.

Painting by C.R. Wells of the Jackson Family Art Show

The Jackson Family Art Show featured for Black History Month!

The Jackson Family Art Show celebrates three generations of greatness in art. The family will visit libraries accross the District to celebrate Black History Month with exhibits and hands-on art demonstrations.  The show will visit:  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. Rosedale Library on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Parklands-Turner Library on Feb. 21, 2 p.m.

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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.

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October 31st = Library Snapshot Day

What would District of Columbia be like if there were no libraries?  DC Public Library was curious to know what programs, resources and services we provide on a regular basis that our customers appreciate. "Library Snapshot Day," on Friday, Oct. 31, was an opportunity to take a snapshot of a typical day in the life of our District of Columbia libraries. 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Come and celebrate Halloween with us

Teens!! Would you like to meet new friends? Do you like being creative? Do you like drawing and sketching?   If so, join us this Halloween, in our Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.  We will pick three winners and display all your pumpkins around the library for people to see.  The competition will be from Tuesday, Oct. 28 to Friday, Oct. 31.   All winners will be announced on Oct. 31 at 5:15pm. For ages 10-19.    

Author Talk: Eyone Williams

Urban Fiction

Join Eyone Williams on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. as he discusses and signs his book, Lorton Legends.

Rosedale Closed Today

The Rosedale Library is closed Saturday, August 9.

Children's Programming Break: August 18 - September 4

It's Intermission Time...

Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5th with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

Broaching Tough Topics--Part 3

August's Tough Topics are Global Poverty, Homelessness and Humanitarianism

Take 25 minutes to initiate, illustrate and inform your discussions us