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Coretta Scott King Medal

Coretta Scott King Award Challenge at Southeast

Celebrate the legacy

Help Southeast Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

Summer Challenge 2018

Summer Challenge 2018

Read 20 minutes a day. Every day. (June 1 - Aug. 31)

Take the DC Public Library Summer Challenge Kids, teens and adults can win prizes for reading this summer by participating in the 2018 DC Public Library Summer Challenge.  Reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your mind active and helps you stay engaged over the summer. Every 20 minutes you read or every library event you attend brings you closer to earning great prizes like free food from Chipotle and tickets to Washington Nationals baseball games.

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.

Master Gardener window box program

Fall Gardening and Bugs Galore with a Master Gardener

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library hosted two children's program with the Master Gardener Program of District of Columbia. These two programs focused on fall gardening and bugs. On Saturday, October 9, Master Gardener Ms. Siddle led a lively discussion on the value of vegetable gardening and the best vegetables to grow in our area, how to take care of the garden, what to watch out for, and how you can tell when the vegetables are ready to be picked. She assisted children as they planted their seeds to make a window box to take home. 

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Celebrating Eloise Greenfield

Award-Winning Children's Author and Poet

Thank you, Eloise Greenfield, for your uplifting stories and positive portrayal of African American family life. Your stories and poems live on in the DC Public Library.    Picture Books by Eloise Greenfield

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Mt. Pleasant Seed Library!

The Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library are partnering with SlowFood DC to bring the Mt. Pleasant Seed Library to our community! Learn more on their website at https://sites.google.com/view/mtpleasantseedlibrary/home _____________

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Back to School Reads with The Washington Mystics

Picture books to get your family excited to head back to school!

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. August’s theme is Back to School!

Dog Plate Finished

Dog Days of Summer

Come celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Lamond-Riggs Library! Pick up a grab and go kit with all of the supplies needed to make a dog paper plate craft. While you're here, check out one of our book bundles on dogs! 

Fire snake demonstration

A little magic and science at the library...

We've been holding our programs outdoors this summer and having fun creating things with basic household goods. With a few simple ingredients, our children’s librarian Ms.

flower bookmark

Make a Flower Bookmark!

Come bloom with us at the Lamond-Riggs Interim Library! Stop by to pick up your grab and go bag that contains all of the supplies you need to make a flower bookmark and instructions! 

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