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New Lamond-Riggs Library to be Built

The design process for the new Lamond-Riggs Library is underway. Click here to learn more about this exciting project.

New Cleveland Park Library

Library Opens June 16, 2018 10:30 a.m.

The new Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, opens June 16. Join Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Cheh, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and members of the Library Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities to celebrate the new Cleveland Park Library. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.

Read Feed

Bored with your reading options? Feel like you've read all there is to read of a particular subject? DC Public Library is here to help. Click here to find personalized recommendations and online book clubs, or scroll down for staff-curated readings lists.

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Mental Health Month Reads with the Washington Mystics

Adult NonFiction Titles for Mental Health Month

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme.

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2021 West End Haiku Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 West End Library Haiku Contest!  The library judging panel was delighted that the submission pool was so strong. All participants demonstrated facility in the art of haiku writing and are commended for their excellence. Without further ado, here are the winners: Adult Category  

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Haiku Contest Winners

More than 100 patrons submitted haiku during our Haiku Contest in April! Thanks to everyone who participated. When you next come to or walk by the branch, you'll see all of the entries plus the winners. Because there were so many good ones, we chose more than one winner in each category, and here they are:

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Justice Shorter's Reading List

As Heard on the DCPL Podcast "Access This"

On the April 20, 2021 episode of the DC Public Library Podcast series Access This, Jenny from the Center for Accessibility chatted with Justice Shorter about the Top 5 books that inform her personal and professional life as a Disability Justice advocate, Black Disabled Lives Matter amplifier and national expert on disability-inclusive disaster protections, emergency management and humanitarian crises/conflicts.

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Planting Kits

For the folks who have green thumbs, and for the folks who don't, but want to start growing their own food, we've got you covered! The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is offering Planting Kits for its users. These kits include soil, seeds for six plants, starting pots and instructions. Register now! Fill out the form, pick up the kit and start growing your own food at home!

Voices from Iraq

The Iraq War, 2003-2011

Although the Iraq War ended ten years ago, its effects and aftermath are still felt today. These books present a general history and overview of the United States' most controversial foreign policy action since the Vietnam War. All books on this list are works of non-fiction, including two titles that consist of candid interviews with Iraqi citizens.

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Books to Measure Time By

With the imminent arrival of spring, it feels like maybe a bit of lightness has been entering folks’ collective consciousness.

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