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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.

Lego Batman

Summer Pajama Movie Night Lineup Announced

Join us each week for fun movies

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome. Check out our lineup: June 22 - Lego Batman  June 29 - Cars

Child Reading to Adult

Reading Power Hour

All Kids Reading Hour, Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Ready, set, let's grow children's reading skills: Deanwood's new reading initiative provides individual opportunities for children to practice and promote their reading skills by reading to library staff. Children ages 4-12 are encouraged to choose a book and read it to the library staff. These reading sessions are designed to increase reading skills and promote engagement with a variety of literature. Reading is rewarding!

don't spill the milk

Picture Books That Span Cultures

Multicultural picture books are important. When young children read these books they realize similarities that they share with people from around the world. Emotions are universal. They promote empathy and the desire to learn about customs and cultures in foreign countries. In today's multicultural world, knowledge of other cultures is not only important, it is essential. We truly live in a global world. 

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Meet Apollo

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Apollo is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are 10 fun facts about Apollo: Apollo is from Florida. Apollo likes warm weather. Apollo is a mutt. Apollo is a cool mix of border collie, boxer and bulldog.

Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley

Saying Goodbye

Death and Grief in Picture Books

When a little one in your life must say goodbye to a relative or to a pet, processing the emotions that come along with the death of a loved one can be a challenge. Authors and illustrators take on this sensitive subject in a myriad of ways, leaving grievers with plenty of options that reflect many experiences. These 10 picture books explore everything from the practical side of death to the stark range of emotions those left behind may feel.

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Peace, Kindness, Unity, Fairness

Children's picture books

The Association for Library Service to Children, committee of the American Library Association, recently put out a list of books to share the message of “creating unity, acting with kindness towards others, and promoting peace." Here are a few of their picture book recommendations. I included one highlighting justice, or fairness, since without justice, there can be no peace.  

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Meet Isis

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Isis is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are 10 fun facts about Isis: Isis is named after a goddess in Egyptian and Greek mythology.

Elephant and Piggie

Picture Book Madness

Who will be Palisades' most beloved picture book character?

Some of the most beloved picture book characters are going head-to-head, and you get to choose the winner. Stop by the Children's Room, read books with each character and vote for your favorite at the Children's Desk. Check the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be crowned Palisades' favorite picture book character. The madness begins on March 1 and the winner will be revealed on March 31.

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Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Story Time

On Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m., Anacostia Library presents Read Across America. In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, please join us for a special story time of Dr. Seuss stories for children.

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