Staff Picks

"A Turkey for Thanksgiving" by Eve Bunting

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'A Turkey for Thanksgiving'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting is the featured piece; Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Winding Down to Winter

With the winter approaching, some people may be settling in for the season. For some of us, this settling offers a sense of a return to self and an opportunity to reflect on the more fast-paced adventures we undertook during the kinetic summer months. For others, this slowing down is an unwelcome change and can usher in loneliness instead of calm.

Thankgiving by Sam Sifton cover

Regional Thanksgiving Cookery

Staff Recommendation

Want to include some regional cookery in your Thanksgiving dinner? Check out our display of cookbooks featuring recipes from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia! From appetizers to main course dishes to desserts and beverages, you should find a tasty inspiration.

Bill Martin

Native American History Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.The library is a wonderful place to learn about the history and heritage, as well as discover some folktales of Native Americans. Among our favorites are: The Rough Face Girl, by Rafe Martin

Sesame Street 45

Sesame Street, Hooray!

A Sunday Family FunDay Program

The Children's Room celebrates Sesame Street’s 45 years of helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. The Family Funday Sunday on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. features Sesame Street stories, music, and activities.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

(The Raven Cycle, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Stiefvater's ability to bring us back to the story so quickly is much appreciated since so much developed in book two, and the wait was so long for book three. With an additional book to go in this series, don't expect too much resolution yet. We are introduced to a few new characters that we have only heard about and there are some major plot developments. 

DCPL Podcasts

Read This NOT That!

Episode 4: Special Edition

This episode is a little different.

"Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree"

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 10 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree by Denys Cazet is the featured piece: All the animals in the barnyard ask the cows Minnie and Moo to hide them so that they will not become Thanksgiving dinner.

Reader's Theatre

Featuring 'Saint Francis and the Wolf'

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre. This week’s Reader’s Theatre program features Italy, in celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014.

Flag of Poland

Celebrate Poland!

A Kids Euro Fest Program

In continued celebration of Kids Euro Fest 2014, the Saturday Family Story Time on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. will feature stories and fun from Poland. To learn more about Poland, here are a few Polish resource books, folklore stories, and Polish language books to share with your child.