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Anacostia Library Closing Early October 6

Anacostia Library will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 6 due to water shut off in the neighborhood for a DC Water emergency repair.

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Latest Construction Updates

Find out the latest on renovations and improvements to your libraries

DC Public Library is building and renovating libraries across the city to provide state-of-the-art library services. To date, 15 libraries have been completely rebuilt or renovated. Find out more information at dclibrary.org/news/constructionupdates.  

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What Should the Georgetown Book Club Read Next?

Vote here for upcoming selections

It is time again for the Georgetown Book Club to add to its reading list.  If you are a current or prospective member, please review the titles listed below and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.  The poll will close on Thursday, September 14 at 5 p.m., and the five titles with the most votes will be added to the group's reading list.  The choices are

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Know Your Neighborhood: DC Public Library Strategic Plan

DC Public Library's Strategic Plan for 2017–2021 is now available. The strategic plan, informed by the broader D.C. community, will serve as a roadmap for the library in the coming years and help guide the Library Board and Staff in planning and decision-making for future library services. We have provided the strategic plan the following languages: English Spanish

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.

New Cleveland Park Library

The Cleveland Park Library will be rebuilt. DC Public Library has selected the design-build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.

The Price

The Price of the Past

Arthur Miller's The Price - A Reading List

What do our possessions mean and what do they say about our lives? How do we deal with the memories and meanings of our accumulations at the end of our lives? What is the price we pay for our choices? The great Arthur Miller explored these questions in his very personal and lesser-known play, The Price.

All the Way

All the Way

7 p.m., Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

You are cordially invited to this special screening of the HBO film All the Way, based on the play by Robert Schenkkan. 

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Stranger Things That Go Bump in the Night!

Darkness falls across the landThe midnight hour is close at handCreatures crawl in search of bloodTo terrorize y’awl’s neighborhood

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Southwest Book Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 28.  Copies of this month's title, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, are available at the information desk.

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