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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.

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What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

Six Months In

So, what did we read the past six months? The first book to leave us scratching our heads was Virginia Woolf’s The Waves.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

"House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

March's Meeting

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for!

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'Middle of Nowhere'

Black History Month Film Screening

Celebrating Black History Month!  Join us Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. for a film screening of Middle of Nowhere (2012).  Writer and Director: Ava DuVernay Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint.  Drama.  1 hr, 39 minutes.  Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. 

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'King Hedley II'

Black History Month Book Discussion

Celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Join us for a discussion of King Hedley II, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, August Wilson. Copies of the book are available at the Takoma Park Library. Call 202-576-7764 for more information.

photo image of a copy of Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein

Ritual in Writing Practice

Gertrude Stein, 'Tender Buttons,' poetry, and tea

In honor of the impending meeting of the "What Did We Just Read?!"  Book Club and the title to be discussed this month, Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein, I engaged in "a perplexing, provacative, and possibly exasperating mediatation on the common object and langague itself," in the form of a written poem. 

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Family Craft-ernoon

Valentine's Day card and poems!

Family Craft-ernoon is back, just in time for Valentine's Day! This weekend we will have two activities, for adults and children. Children may celebrate the holiday by making fun sun-catcher valentines for a loved one. We will use construction paper and tissue paper to make these decorative treasures. There will also be books of love poems for parents to browse through, and a recording station set up to make a personal Valentine's Day message for someone special! We hope to see you all on Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.

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Adult Book Club

'Oryx and Crake' by Margaret Atwood

Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month. February's selection is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood: A novel of the future that explores a world devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.


The Best of Freegal Music

'Black Messiah'

D’Angelo’s new album, Black Messiah, has been released after a 14-year hiatus by the R&B singer, making it his fourth studio album.