Neighborhood Library

5th Annual Tour de DCPL

Approximately 40 bicyclists participated in the 5th Annual Tour de DCPL, Saturday, May 17. The free, community bike ride highlights DC Public Libraries by riding between locations throughout the city.

Zumba Mondays in June

Summer is almost here and it's time to make fitness a priority!   Come to Zumba and dance your way to a healthier and happier you!

Friday Five (and a Half)

Meta-Blogging About Meta-Fiction

David stared at the screen, fingers hovering over the keyboard. It was his turn to write for the weekly library blog, and he didn't know what to write. He had signed up to write about sustainability, but quite frankly, he had that covered in the LibGuide he was writing.

Literary Hill BookFest Reading Series

Come see Mike Canning, author of "Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C."

We are excited about our partnership with the Literary Hill BookFest that is bringing a series of Capitol Hill author talks to DC Public Library locations on the Hill.Our first Reading Series event is Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Northeast Library with Mike Canning.

Spanish Story Time

Because Spanish is fun!

Becoming a multilingual genius is a long process made easier by early exposure to languages. This is where Southeast Neighborhood Library's Hora de Cuentos can help.  Join us for the first Monday of every month through August at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a special Spanish story time for preschoolers ages 2 to 5.

Your Friday Five: Weird Science (Fiction)

Some of our favorite sci-fi for grades 4-8

A robotic rabbit, an alien race called the Boov and animal-machine hybrids are just a few of the odd creatures you'll encounter in these five smart and engaging sci-fi books. Immerse yourself in bizarre worlds, alternate realities and re-imagined histories!

Your Friday Five

Improve Your Mood

It's raining and I forgot my umbrella.  The next train doesn't arrive for another 20 minutes.  The motorcade is out again. U St is swarming and keeping me from my favorite Jamaican restaurant!  Again!  There are several opportunities for circumstance to put a damper on our day and I would like to offer a few reading suggestions that are sure to get you up and literally running towards happiness.  

Spring Garden Party

The weather is finally warming up and it's the perfect time to have an event in our garden!   Come join us at the Southeast Library for this family friendly event at 1:30 p.m.

Your Friday Five

Girl Power!

As a young girl, I loved books with strong female characters.   I admired how these girls defied convention and exhibited courage and strength during tough situations.  As a woman, these traits in real-life figures and in book characters still inspire me.  These Friday Five picks are all about Girl Power!

DC Public Library Bike Month - The Podcast!

You may have noticed that we were closed last Tuesday for the library's Staff Day. Though we hate to close the library for any reason, it was a great day of small training sessions and talks and included a little time for socializing among staff.