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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


Winter-Spring-Summer Discussion Series

The theme for our upcoming book discussion series will be “Metamorphosis.” The theme of bodily transformation is persistent throughout the history of literature, from the earliest myths to present day comic books. We explore this theme through different genres and eras and discuss why the idea of metamorphosis holds such power over the human imagination. Every meeting will feature a lecture from a guest professor from a local college, followed by a discussion of the work. The guest lecturers appear courtesy of the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library.

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility Challenged Adults

Resources available for checkout at DC Public Library

These books can help you navigate the complexities of caring for a loved-one at home and are a great complement to the DC Public Library and Washington Home and Community Hospices' series, Caring for Bedbound and Mobility Challenged Adults, which will be at 12 neighborhood libraries throughout 2015. 


C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

In celebration of 2016 African American History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation at the Capitol View and Dorothy I. Height/Benning neighborhood libraries in February, beginning at 7 p.m. The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at DC Public Library since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges/universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.

Winter is Coming.

A Song of Ice and Fire Book Club

Winter is coming. It's a great time to take on reading a long fantasy series like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.  The series that inspired the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, is known for its intricate web of characters and surprising plot twists. Five books have been written and two more are on the way. Learning the motives and histories of each house (or family) throughout the series is hugely rewarding. 

There Was a Tree book cover

Your Friday Five

Cumulative Tales for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Cumulative tales are stories in which the narrative builds through repetition, with each new event or element adding to all the previous ones.


Holiday Cinnamon Ornaments

Tweens and Teens!

Hey Teens! Do you need something to do over the holidays? Come create your own ornaments this year to take home and place it on your holiday tree.   Thursday, Dec. 4: Let's have fun together! We will show you how to make doe out of simple ingredients. You will have lots of fun meeting new friends and putting your own style on your ornament.


Holiday Stocking

Teens! Tweens! Teen! Tweens!

Do you need something to do over the holidays? Come create your own stocking this year to take home and place on your mantel.  Use different types of fabric and tools to make your own creative stocking.    Let’s have fun! Between Dec. 16 and Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., we will show you how to make your own unique stocking. You will have lots of fun meeting new friends putting your own style on your own unique stocking.   Great for ages 11-19.


Love DCPL? Give!

Tell us why you love the library

“I didn’t realize how important it is to sing, talk and read to your newborn until I attended a Sing Talk and Read workshop while pregnant. Now I tell other mothers start even before their babies are born."  

Sign Up for September's Digital Audio Storytelling Workshop

Class begins Sept. 2!

Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.  We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2: Interviewing Basics