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DC Public Library's 125 Birthday: Wish Window

To commemorate DC Public Library's 125th birthday, share your wishes with the library and put it in our Wish Window! Your wish can be a birthday wish to the library, a wish for yourself, a wish for your friends and family or a wish for other people such as health or world peace. This installation will be from June 3 - July 3. Participants may visit the library during normal business hours during this time period to write their wishes on provided strips of paper and attach their wishes in our Wish Window.

How to Entertain

No devices allowed!

Screen-free activities for children

Here's a list of books that offer inspiration for long days at home (and/or out and about) with children. 

Rock the Bauhaus

Celebrating MLK Main Library's Reopening

MLK Memorial Library is a unique and beautiful building, but why does it look the way it does? Join Allie from the Creative Labs in learning about Bauhaus and how a German design principle helped build our library’s main branch. You can try your hand at designing a Bauhaus-inspired object too! Check out the video on YouTube here.

Mending Life

Mending Clothes & Ourselves

Inspirational and Instructional Books on Mending

As Elizabeth Cline explores in Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, our overconsumption of textiles is ecologically disastrous, contributes to labor and human rights abuses, and is bad for our souls.

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February Design Challenge

Try making something new at the Fab Test Lab!

The Fab Test Lab wants YOU to design something cool! Every month, we’re going to host a new design challenge. The goal is to use our materials to solve the problem or improve an existing design. Use your imagination and stretch your brain!

Deanwood turkey

Community Art for Thanksgiving

Deanwood kids are getting ready for Thanksgiving by thinking about the things they are thankful for. Stop in by Nov. 27 to contribute to our fall-themed interactive artwork. 

Dinovember at Tenley Library: A Roaring Good Time

Enjoy DINO-MITE events throughout the month

  Dino Family Story Time  Saturday, Nov. 2 & 16 10:30 a.m. All ages

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15, 2019

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Sept.15-Oct. 15. Bring your child to a special Bilingual Storytime on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. and have fun with a craft project afterwards. Join us for a children's movie showing on Oct.12 at 2 p.m.  Find new books honoring Hispanic heritage in our book displays throughout the month.

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

7 Books to Up Your Bullet Journal Game

Over the last several years, you may have heard about the concept of “bullet journals.” Developed by Ryder Carroll, these books, which are sort of hybrids of a traditional journal and a planner, are one of the best modern ways of organizing your life and thoughts.

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Capitol View Friends - Book & Game Drive

Capitol View Library Friends will be collecting new and gently used books and games from Monday, May 20 to Friday, June 14 in the workroom located in the lower level of the Capitol View Library. Suggested Book Donations: Children Pre-teen & Teen Audio Books and DVDs Academic Textbooks Reference Books/Medical Religion Cooking, Nutrition/Diet Self-Help Finance and Accounting How tt make an App IT/Coding/Computer

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