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2019 Haiku Poetry Contest

The competition was stiff, thank you all for your submissions. Here are the winners of our 2019 Haiku Contest in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:   Shiek is the bee's knees Well, though she's not the strongest Shulk is my back up      - Jayer Joubert, age 12, child  

Girls of Paper and Fire

Do "Q" Believe in Magic?

Queer YA Fantasy Reads for Pride

Queer young adult literature has been making fantastic strides in contemporary reads over the last few years, but over the last year --especially the last six months -- there have been some amazing new fantasy releases. In honor of Pride Month, I've rounded up a few below.  

Mayor Bowser Expands eCycle DC to Allow Residents to Recycle Electronics at Neighborhood Libraries

Residents can drop off electronics free of charge from June to December at library locations

Today, Mayor Bowser announced that District of Columbia Public Library will hold collection events this year at libraries in all eight wards to allow District residents and businesses to responsibly recycle their used electronic equipment through the Department of Energy & Environment’s eCycle DC program.  

Poetry Break!

Haiku Contest Winners

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Rosedale Library held a haiku contest.  We are pleased to announce our winners. From the adult category, our winning entry was by Ashlea and Katrina: The Beltway battle Nationals bats swing for fences Oriole birds sing From the kid's category, our winning entry was by Victor: Today I was new I saw a crow as it flew As I peek, I seek Thanks to all who wrote

Asia Pacific American Heritage Month

Haiku Contest Winners

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Contest

After days of hotly-contested deliberation among staff, Georgetown Neighborhood Library finally chose the winners of their 2019 Haiku Contest in honor of Asia Pacific American Heritage Month.  There were so many good entries, and a wide diversity of opinion from judges of which was the best.  The winners are: See my Asian eyes Where are you fro they ask -- I Am American - Kathleen Guevara, Adult Winner

Pajama Movie Night

2019 Summer Pajama Movie Night Lineup Announced

Join us each week for fun movies

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.

Sun is Also a Star

People of Color Protagonists in Romance-ish Novels

Growing up, romance novels were not on my radar. At all. I thought they were cheesy and I had the image of Fabio associated with the genre. Additionally, I never found Young Adult romance books with characters that were not white or middle class. However! I have gotten older and wiser and now *love* cheesy romance and romance-ish novels (fiction books with a sprinkle of romance) and have found books with fulfilling diverse characters of different races and socioeconomic statuses.

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Designing Your Life

An introduction to the art of life design

When two visionary Stanford University engineering professors, Bill Barnett and Dave Evans, began teaching a class merging life planning with design principles, the field of life design was born. Even if you've never considered yourself particularly artistic and are absolutely sure you have no design skills whatsoever, you're likely to find life design helpful and fun. 

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Go West

Summer is here and for many travelers that means exploring the western US with its wide open spaces, bright blue skies and colorful towns reminiscent of the Wild West.  American West literature features writers with equally big masterpieces.  If you’re yearning for a taste of Big Sky country as preparation for a trip across the Plains or as a vicarious experience, check out these classics by award-winning novelists who bring hardship, history and heroism to life with alluringly vivid detail.