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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.

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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

Library Opens June 16, 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.

The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri

Conquer Your Reading Challenge

Books under 200 pages

If you’re someone who likes to take on the annual Goodreads Reading Challenge but didn’t have as much time as you’d anticipated to read this year, you might be a bit nervous about reaching your goal before the clock strikes midnight at the end of the month. Fear not! It’s time to frontload short books to your to-be-read list and conquer your reading challenge.

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Ori Soltes Spring 2020

The West End Library Friends Present: The 2020 Ori Soltes Classical Book Discussion Series Literature Transformed: From Books to Film

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Come Write In: Nightwriters Edition

A NaNoWriMo Event

During National Novel Writing Month, Nightwriters transforms into Come Write In. Drop into our weekly writer's lounge for coffee, tea and contemplation every Tuesday in November from 6-8 p.m. Register for NaNoWriMo and get swag to keep you writing! A special gift awaits the first participants.

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Staff Picks: "Prince Albert" & "The Spice King"

A German prince who influenced his adopted nation. A junior botanist is asked to spy. Here are two well-written titles, non-fiction and fiction, I enjoyed reading this month. Copies of the books are available to check out from the library system.

Art of Leaving

Human Nature

Titles that examine challenging lives and stories

These books all explore controversial and emotionally charged themes and experiences. Some stories are personal while others are more socially broad. But each one confronts matters that are often swept under the rug. The Art of Leaving by Ayelet Tsabari

Pride and Prejudice

Modern Takes on Pride and Prejudice

The first sentence of Pride and Prejudice is: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” The works of Jane Austen are as popular as ever, and in the past few years many new adaptations of Pride and Prejudice have been released.

My Sister the Serial Killer

Best Books I've Read This Year

The anniversary of my first year of being with DC Public Library was a few weeks ago, and I thought that a great way to commemorate this occasion would be with a book list! Since joining the Library I’ve been exposed to so many great books -- from board books that I use for my story time to graphic novels recommended by my coworker -- and I have a new favorite genre!

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