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Author Talk: Robert Pohl to Discuss Latest Book

Ever wonder why D.C. doesn’t have a J street? Is there a carving of General Lee on the back of the Lincoln Memorial?

Freegal and Theo's Prom

A Downloadable Music Archive

Do you remember this episode of the Cosby Show where Cliff and Claire have their own prom in the living room?

Sunday Funday

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 27 for a full day of fun!

Our new Sunday hours at the Southeast Library have been hopping, and we're excited to have a full day of events planned for you on Oct. 27.Join us any time from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to take a look at our digital e-reader petting zoo. Try out all different kinds of e-readers. Take a short quiz, and be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

YA Author Spotlight: Rainbow Rowell

Librarian Katie Nye shares her picks for realistic fiction

I know. I should be recommending spooky reads, gory thrillers, and other Halloween-y type stuff. ‘Tis the season, after all.However, after reading two gorgeous novels -- Fangirl and Eleanor and Park -- by YA author Rainbow Rowell, I have to eschew the creepy books and recommend a dose of realistic fiction.

Halloween Treasure Hunt!

Hey kids – be sure to participate in the Southeast Library’s Halloween Treasure Hunt on Thursday, Oct. 31!Whenever you visit the library throughout the day, just stop by the Information Desk and ask for your first clue. Each clue that you find will lead you to the next clue and closer to your Halloween prize!

'About 111 Girls'

Screening from the Global Lens Film Series

As part of the nationwide Global Lens film series, the DC Public Library will be screening the 2012 Iraqi film, About 111 Girls, which follows the story of an Iranian official's quest to save 111 Kurdish young women from a mass suicide -- due to a lack of husbands.

Food: A Postcard from the Past

David's Favorite Food Books

Last night I read this passage from To Eat by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd:

Mystery Series

Library Associate Melissa Norr Suggests Some Mystery Series for Adults

As a child, I read the Boxcar Children’s mystery series and then graduated to Nancy Drew and the

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow...

...the library is open to meet your Shakespeare needs!

Yes, the library is now open every day, with four evenings during the week and Sunday afternoon.

Check Out Our New Story Time Schedule!

New library hours mean new story times!Starting Oct. 1, story times and lap times will be held on the following days and times:MondaysPajama Story Time6:30 p.m.All agesTuesdaysPreschool Story Time10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.Ages 2-5WednesdaysBaby/Toddler Lap Time11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.