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DiNovember at Cleveland Park

Dinosaurs have invaded the Cleveland Park Library for the month of November! Come out and hunt for dinosaurs!  Take out dinosaur quiz to discover what kind of dinosaur you are! Keep checking in this month for other dino-mite programs! Dinosaur Story Time: Monday, November 5th at 4 pm (All Ages) Dinosaur Crafts: Friday, November 9th at 4 pm (All Ages) Dinosaur Dig: Thursday, November 15th at 4 pm (Ages 4-8) Dinosaur Extravaganza: Monday, November 19th at 4 pm (All Ages)

Miz Bee and Caterpillar in front of Lamond-Riggs Library

Storybook Characters Come Alive

Book-o-ween at Lamond-Riggs

WOW! It was just last month at this time we were inundated with super heroes, princesses and every kind of storybook character.  It was the bee’s knees, even the Very Hungry Caterpillar came to Lamond-Riggs Library! All of the familiar storybook characters came to the library to celebrate Book-O-Ween. The teachers and children from nearby DC Bilingual perform this “car stopping” trick during the Halloween season. 

Blame it on the Duke

Historical Romances to Distract You

More favorites

I've been increasingly reading only romance and speculative fiction recently, as general fiction ceases to distract me from the news of the day. I prefer to read books that allow me to escape into another time or place. I've written before about Regency-inspired romances I've enjoyed and also about some highlights of our e-book romance collection, so here are some more romances I've read recently that are set in another time and/or place.

Izzy Barr

And I ran, I ran so far away

Track and Field books for school kids

I walk along the avenue I never thought I'd read a book like you Read a book like you Within a cover the story lies The kind of book that hypnotizes me through You hypnotize me through And I ran I ran so far away I just ran And read all night and day I couldn't get away ----

The Intelligencer

The Intelligencer

Special Collections' Newsletter

Want to stay up-to-date on all the latest happenings in Special Collections? Consider signing up for our newsletter, The Intelligencer! Sent via e-mail every three weeks, The Intelligencer covers collection updates, interim services, and upcoming programs and events for Washingtoniana, the DC Community Archives, the Peabody Room at Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and the Black Studies Center.

What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home

I'm a Big Sibling!

All about New Babies for Big Siblings

For parents, there’s a lot to take care of with a new baby on the way, but it can be hard on big-siblings-to-be, too! These books can help make understanding the how’s and why’s of the new baby easier on the big sibling. From younger kids who are concerned about how the new baby will change their family to older kids asking about how babies are made, this list has something for everyone. Happy reading -- and congratulations on your new family member(s)!

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Spring Valley Information Repository

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) consists of approximately 660 acres in the northwest section of Washington, D.C. During the World War I‐era, the site was known as the American University Experiment Station, and was used by the U.S. government for research and testing of chemical agents, equipment and munitions. Today, the site encompasses approximately 1,600 private properties, including several embassies and foreign properties, as well as the American University and Wesley Seminary.

Library Kicks Off Planning for Future Library Services in the District

Community Input Critical for 10-Year Library Facilities Master Plan

District residents will soon have a better idea of the current and future needs for their libraries. The DC Public Library has begun developing a Facilities Master Plan that will guide the planning, design and maintenance of the Library’s spaces over the next decade.   The Library Facilities Master Plan will help the Library’s leadership, elected officials and the public understand the current condition of the District’s library buildings and plan for long-term facility needs.  

Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Society

The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month.  We intend to read and discuss every single Shakespeare play in series-order, grouped in several series reflecting his tragedies, comedies, problem plays, romances, and histories. There is no preferred edition. The West End Neighborhood Library's adult services librarian will facilitate the discussion. Series 1 will focus on Shakespeare's tragedies; the full reading list for Series 1 is as follows:

Plato

The Plato Project

West End Neighborhood Library's Plato Project aims to read and discuss a variety of Platonic dialogues. This is a discussion-based group and there is no preferred translation. The West End Neighborhood Library's adult services librarian will facilitate these discussions. We meet on the first Tuesday* of every month until Oct. 1, 2019. The full reading list is as follows: *In observance of New Year's Day, which falls on a Tuesday, we will meet for January's discussion on January 8. Dec. 4 | The Apology

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