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Downton Abbey on Screen

The popular British TV drama series "Downton Abbey" will be on the movie screens this month!

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Staff Picks: Forgotten Maryland History

Check out these local history books about the forgotten people and events in 19th century Maryland that shaped American history.  Copies are available to check out from the library system. Uncle Tom's Journey from Maryland to Canada by Edna M. Troiano

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Oldies and Goodies

Short Story Collections by Men Writers

Get ready for some time travel and teleportation. As a follow-up to “Short and Spicy: Short Story Collections by Women Writers,” this list features short story collections by men. The first books in this list bring us back to early twentieth century America while the later suggestions immerse us in more modern times and international perspectives.  


Living Well Self Management Workshops

Workshops For Health and Wellness

In partnership with DC Health and other major health care providers, the Anacostia Library is offering the Living Well Self Management Workshops. These workshops are free to adults seeking help to manage health conditions such as cancer, depression or anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. The workshops will offer techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty. Living Well Workshops will take place at 10am every Saturday  from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19.

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Story Time at the National Building Museum

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Be a part of the fun as story time returns to the Great Hall of the National Building Museum for the Fall/Winter/Spring, beginning Sept. 3, 2019 (consult the Events and Classes Calendar for all Tuesday story times).  Drop-in for this free program of songs, movement, rhymes and stories while experiencing a majestic and historic space.


Those Wacky Victorians

Any historian will tell you not to judge the people of the past too harshly.  It takes some effort not to judge the culture of the Victorian era though. (At least how it was in Europe and the U.S.) Yes, the Victorian era saw incredible leaps forward in city life, science and culture, but a culture can't progress without making some pretty strange wrong turns. It's all so adorable, and WEIRD, that it's difficult not to laugh at them a bit.

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Historical Mysteries Set in Britain

If you enjoy tea, biscuits, and a good whodunit, then this list is for you. I’ve compiled a group of enjoyable mysteries set against historical backdrops in Britain. While this is not an exhaustible list of the offerings in this area, it’s a good place to get started if you’ve read all of Agatha Christie’s books and don’t know where to go next.

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Welcome to #bookish!

A New Sunday Book Club Now Meeting at Woodridge Library

Looking for a Sunday kind of book love? Welcome to #bookish, Woodridge Library's Sunday afternoon book club created for the curious booklover! Read your way around the world and earn badges. New members get a thank you gift while supplies last. We meet in person on the 4th Sunday of most months at 3 p.m. for tea and good company.

Solicitation Number: DCPL-2019-R-0104

Janitorial Services

Issue Date:  August 21, 2019 Pre-Proposal/Site Visit: September 4, 2019 (10:00 am) Questions Cutoff: September 12, 2019 (2:00 pm) RFP Closing: September 23, 2019 (2:00 pm) Description: Janitorial Services DCPL-2019-R-0104 Solicitation

DC Public Library Seeks Food Operations/Workforce Development Partner for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Library issues request for proposals for café service and rooftop catering

Over the last decade, the District’s food and beverage industry has grown by 29 percent. To help ensure that District residents have an opportunity to learn the skills needed for the estimated 52,000 jobs in this sector, the Library is seeking a partner to develop, manage and operate a workforce development model for food service operations in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.