Story Tags

Bring Your Own Lunch!

Fun in the Kitchen!

Recipes and Tips

Here's a list of intriguing cookbooks with tons of tips and tricks for readers to try out! 

Richard Reyes-Gavilan Named Chair of Urban Libraries Council Executive Board

Innovation and Action Tank Comprised of North America’s Leading Public Library Systems

The Urban Libraries Council elected DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan as the chair of its 2020-2021 Executive Board during a membership meeting held virtually yesterday.

Cover of Jaquira Diaz's "Ordinary Girls"

Jaquira Diaz, "Ordinary Girls"

Review of Ordinary Girls, by Jaquira Diaz Book of the Month, May, 2020 Written by Las Comadres Book Club member, Serena V.

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes cover

Staff Pick: "Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" by Suzanne Collins

Before Katniss Everdeen became a tribute for her district in the Hunger Games, a tribute from her district was paired with a future president.

Against the Tide cover

Staff Quick Picks: Novels of Love and Faith

Secret missions, hidden treasure in an empty English country house, and a royal romance--here are three novels by award-winning Christin fiction authors I've enjoyed reading. These novels are available on Overdrive. Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden


FinanciallyFit DC Public Library Resource List

Books, Digital Resources and More

Take charge of your personal finances by joining Financially Fit DC and using the resources available to you at the DC Public Library. Check them out today. Making a budget

Let's Dance!

Twinkle Toes

Dance books for kids

Are your kids tired of staying inside, or are you a young person in search of a cool summer activity? Try dancing at home! This collection of story books and non-fiction books for toddlers and grade school-aged children is sure to get anyone tapping and twirling.

Midnight in Siberia

Mother Russia

Adventures in the Land of Putin and Beyond

Russia has been in the news a lot over the last four years and usually not in a good light. There is that thing called the 2016 election and Russia’s interference. The United States and Russia/The Soviet Union have not always had the best rapport but, love it or hate it, Russia is addictive. Its people are beautiful and strong. And, while cold and allusive at first, they are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in the world.

Postcards from the Past cover- postcards, two apples, two plums, a pear, and a vase of wildflowers on a windowsill

Fruit Salad

The cover series: part 1

People say you can't judge a book by its cover. We are about to embark on a cover series on OverDrive for audiobooks to discover why. Today's entry: fruit. Fruit on a cover is often fine art oriented, with renditions in oil paints and chiaroscuro accents. Who are these covers being marketed to? What do these books contents' have in common, if anything? This sampling of random fruit covered audio books will help us find out.


Remembering Baldwin and Rustin

African-American Elders of the LGBTQ+ Movement

Pride Month is always a time to remember the elders of the LGBTQ+ community and recognize the fight they lead for a world where all people could live free, full lives no matter what their gender identity or sexual orientation. In 2020, it is particularly important for us to remember the lives of LGBTQ African-Americans who came before us. For Pride 2020, take some time to learn about Bayard Rustin and James Baldwin, gay Black men whose legacy of wisdom, truth and leadership continue to be a model for us all.