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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.

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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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Writing Contest: Imagine what the library might look like in 125 years

Celebrate our 125 years of DC Public Libraries by participating in a writing contest at Northeast Library throughout the month of June. Open to all ages. Imagine what the library might be like in 125 more years. What sort of programs might be there? What would the buildings or furniture need to be like? What types of special technology might the library offer for the community? 

Cicada SPA

La Biblioteca del Barrio Mt. Pleasant Necesita Tu Ayuda!

Estamos planeando una actividad en la Biblioteca pero necesitamos ayuda

Has visto alguna cigarra Brood X? ¿Has escuchado alguna? Necesitamos que nos ayudes a recolectar tantas cáscaras de cigarras como sea posible.  Es muy fácil. Las verás tiradas en el piso o en el césped, solo recogelas y tráelas a la biblioteca.

Cicada

The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Needs Your Help!

We are planning a fun activity at the library but we need your help!

We are planning a fun activity at the library but we need your help! Have you seen any of the Brood X Cicadas? Have you heard them yet? We are asking our users to help us collect as many cicada shells as we can for a collaborative art project. 

Cumpleaños 125

Felicita a la Biblioteca Pública de DC en su cumpleaños

¡Ven a la Biblioteca del barrio Mt. Pleasant y haz una tarjeta de cumpleaños!

¡La Biblioteca Pública de DC está cumpliendo 125 años y todos están invitados a celebrar con nosotros! ¡Ven a la Biblioteca del barrio Mt. Pleasant y haz una tarjeta de cumpleaños!

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Birthday wishes for the DC Public Library!

Come to the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library and make a birthday card! 

The DC Public Library is turning 125, and you are invited to celebrate with us! Learn about what is happening across the city at dclibrary.org/125 Come to the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library and make a birthday card! 

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2021 West End Haiku Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 West End Library Haiku Contest!  The library judging panel was delighted that the submission pool was so strong. All participants demonstrated facility in the art of haiku writing and are commended for their excellence. Without further ado, here are the winners: Adult Category  

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