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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.

Cherry book cover.

More Than Words

A reading list by and about America's Veterans

DC Public Library is honoring Veterans all month. Read along with us as we discover the stories of Veterans and books about their experiences as they walk the battlefield and the streets of home. Fiction

Snowy Day

National Picture Book Month

November is an excellent month to curl up with a good book -- especially a good picture book! November is National Picture Book Month, and the Anacostia Neighborhood Library can't wait to celebrate! We have thousands of titles for you to check out (virtually and physically), and can't wait to hear about your family/ personal favorites. Throughout the month of November, all who visit the library will also have the opportunity to choose from a select group of picture books to add to your own collection!

Mysterious Affair at Styles cover

Agatha and Clive

Classic Literary Anniversaries

This month, Agatha Christie and Clive S. (C.S.) Lewis published two of their best known novels. Both of their respective novels introduced classic characters and their later novels were adapted as movies or a television series. You can check out and download these two titles from the library system.

Pipe cleaner pumpkins

Happy Halloween!

Trick or treat? We may not be celebrating Halloween in person together this year, but that won't stop our Halloween fun! Come by Shaw Library on Friday, Oct. 30, show off your costume and pick up a bag of spooky goodies. Crafts, treats and more await for kids of all ages (while supplies last).

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.

Queen of Physics

Women in STEM

Picture Book Biographies to Inspire

Are you looking for some inspiration? Picture book biographies are a great place to start! They provide concise, interesting looks into the lives of fascinating people--some household names and some new discoveries--and they feature artwork that draws you into the story too! Biographies for younger readers can be found in the JUV 92 section of your local public library--but these picture books are great introductions to women excelling in science, technology, engineering and math--and can be read no matter your age! There is something to be learned for everyone!

Real Things

The Lives of Inanimate Objects

Giving objects a personality and an imagined life has long been a part of play and great storytelling. Whether you have been reluctant to delve into an alternate perspective or you are circling back to a much loved style and subject, these much read classics make for thrilling reading.

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