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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.

Broaden Your Reading Horizons

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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Dancing About Architecture

The famous, but unattributable maxim, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” is something I’ve heard for years and have considering lately. Because… why wouldn’t someone dance about architecture? Taking someone’s craft and engaging with it through another creative practice that fits better with an individual’s skillset seems like it could only add the self-expression that lives in the world and can then go on to be inspiration for someone else.    

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Staff Picks: Regional Trails in Winter

Winter can be a great time to enjoy the best of the outdoors in our region. There are fewer tourists! Below are a selection of titles available to check out and download from the library. Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, 5th edition by Johnny Molloy

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Blind Date with a Book!

(We promise it will be WAY less awkward than a real blind date.)

Bored with all of your current book-ish prospects? Tired of your Hinge matches never actually living up to their profiles? Ready for some REAL romance this Valentine's day? Add some ~spice~ to your literary life with a Blind Date with a Book! Here's how it works: 1. You swipe right on (ie. choose) one of the eligible matches (ie. books) we have here at Northeast Library. 2. You read your book of choice and enjoy the best kind of date there is- one that won't interrupt you!

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Cupid Kids

Community Edition

DC Department of Aging and Community Living Cupid's Kids – Community Edition Create by Feb. 1, 2023 Make Valentine's Day Cards for Seniors   This year, you’re invited to help us spread some love and cheer by creating handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Help us make this year's Valentine’s Day extra special for our seniors. HOW DO I MAKE A CARD? 1. Create a card with construction paper or card stock. 2. Decorate with Valentine’s Day theme in mind.

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Monsters and Magic and Mythology - Oh My!

Urban Fantasy Novels to Add Magic to Your Winter Reading

Do you like gritty cities but also want inhuman characters? Do you love reading about magic, but aren't interested in world building that reimagines the medieval? Urban fantasy mixes the magic, monsters, and mythology of high fantasy with the dark and gritty city underworlds of noir. The five books below will get you started.

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MLK Library Literary Book Club

A monthly book club in downtown DC

Are you interested in contemporary fiction and nonfiction? Are you looking for a book club that meets in downtown DC? Look no further, and come join us at the MLK Library Literary Book Club.

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Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation West End Neighborhood library

A dreary day greeted the group at this afternoon's scheduled gathering of, but the rain spared today's conversation. Sixteen coffee fans started the discussion with ideas for Summer Challenge prizes for teens and some great ideas were added to the list. Helicopter parenting, gun control, crime, and developing young brains were among the topics, along with the topic of social media's lightening-fast route to one's psyche. Life's not more dangerous now, but the news just gets here faster!

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Now Streaming: BBC Studios

Available on Kanopy!

Enjoy watching British TV series and movies? Find popular titles on the new BBC Studios suite on Kanopy, free with your library card! Catch up on earlier seasons and discover titles you might not have seen on PBS. You may spot a few familiar faces in the cast as you watch.   ~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian