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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.

Read Across America

Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Story Time

Sending a very special whooty who To all who’s and Cindy Lou’s No matter how small This is your call!   The time is now To celebrate Read Across America The Anacostia Library will show you how!   So go, go, go Run, run, run To the Anacostia Library to have Seuss fun, fun, fun!   You can come on skates You can come on skis You can come in a hat

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Story Time at the National Portrait Gallery

Wednesdays, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

DC Public Library joins the National Portrait Gallery’s Tuesday – Friday story time, Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m.  Enjoy stories, music and movement that encourage and model a love of reading and learning in the unique and interactive Explore!

HomeGoing

Ghanaian Authors

Ghana. The first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence, a regional power in West Africa, and home to 30 million people. Ghana -- like many other African countries -- has a rich oral literature history. For this post, I wanted to discover the writings of Ghanaians, and this selection of books is a good introduction to Ghanaian authors and a peek into Ghanaian culture and history. Each one of these authors has Ghanaian ancestry and was born and/or raised in Ghana.

Discover SCIENCE* with Dr. Bear: Safety First!

Monday, February 18, 2019 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience A hands-on STEM and arts program focusing on health issues of concern to the local D.C. community.  Presented by Children's National Health Systems, this month's topic is "Safety First!" Bicycle helmets will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Zoey

Ready, Set, Chapter Books!

Beginning Chapter Books

Looking for something a little more complicated than Elephant and Piggie, but not quite ready to read Harry Potter? Beginner chapter books can be tricky to find especially since in my cases they are on the same shelf as longer chapter books. This guide highlights a few of my favorites of the genre.    Zoey and Sassafras by Asia Citro

STEAM

STEAM Ahead Into Science!

Each month we will feature a STEAM program at these select locations: Rosedale Neighborhood Library, Southeast Neighborhood Library and Woodridge Neighborhood Library. 

Dinosaurs from Head to Tail book cover

Science Fun 101

Engaging intros to science topics for preK-2nd graders

Why is the sky blue? Why do dogs wag their tails? Why don’t I float away when I hold a balloon? Why? WHY? WHYYYYY? If you have a kiddo in your life, you probably encounter questions like these all the time. These questions are beautiful proof that children are budding scientists, eager to explore how and why things work. But, um, they’re really dang tough to answer.

Famous Fails

Picture Books about Inventors and Inventions

Looking for picture books and nonfiction about about inventors, inventing and building something out of nothing? 

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