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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.

Celebrate Our New Hours With Us!

Sunday, Oct. 6

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 6 as we celebrate our new hours with a garden party!Music will be provided by local group Black Coffee, performing music in the Great American Songbook style at 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Teatro de La Luna presents 'I Call Her Rusita Rojas'

What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than with an energetic adaptation of Charles Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood” ?!Presented by Teatro de la Luna, this bilingual play has both singing and dancing with characters full of humor that teach us that life is wonderful if we take a moment to dream together.Join us in the program room on Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. for a morning of bilingual fun!

Staff Picks

Library Associate Justin Pair shares his reading list with you

The Son by Philipp Meyer

Summer Reading Wrap Up

Congratulations to everyone who completed and participated in Summer Reading this year.We had an unbelievable amount of participation, and we are so proud of all of our summer readers. This year was the first year that DC Public Library offered an Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and we had participants ranging from babies to grandparents--everyone was able to get in on the action! So thank you again to everyone who joined in the fun, and special congratulations to our Summer Reading Winners!