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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.

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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.

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DiNovember at Cleveland Park

Dinosaurs have invaded the Cleveland Park Library for the month of November! Come out and hunt for dinosaurs!  Take out dinosaur quiz to discover what kind of dinosaur you are! Keep checking in this month for other dino-mite programs! Dinosaur Story Time: Monday, November 5th at 4 pm (All Ages) Dinosaur Crafts: Friday, November 9th at 4 pm (All Ages) Dinosaur Dig: Thursday, November 15th at 4 pm (Ages 4-8) Dinosaur Extravaganza: Monday, November 19th at 4 pm (All Ages)

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Storybook Characters Come Alive

Book-o-ween at Lamond-Riggs

WOW! It was just last month at this time we were inundated with super heroes, princesses and every kind of storybook character.  It was the bee’s knees, even the Very Hungry Caterpillar came to Lamond-Riggs Library! All of the familiar storybook characters came to the library to celebrate Book-O-Ween. The teachers and children from nearby DC Bilingual perform this “car stopping” trick during the Halloween season. 

What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home

I'm a Big Sibling!

All about New Babies for Big Siblings

For parents, there’s a lot to take care of with a new baby on the way, but it can be hard on big-siblings-to-be, too! These books can help make understanding the how’s and why’s of the new baby easier on the big sibling. From younger kids who are concerned about how the new baby will change their family to older kids asking about how babies are made, this list has something for everyone. Happy reading -- and congratulations on your new family member(s)!

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Anacostia Library Homework Zone

Homework Zone

Welcome to The Homework Zone! The Anacostia Library staff cares about the education and well being of the youth in our neighborhood. In support of scholastic achievement, library staff invite children ages 8 to 15 to visit the Anacostia Library on Wednesdays after school for a unique study hall opportunity. Each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., library staff will establish a calm study environment called The Homework Zone in the children's room. 

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Invited and Inspired to Learn

For young and younger learners, with lots of visual elements

It may be back to, or the start of, school for your young learners, so here are a few creatively presented and beautifully illustrated books which enhance the presentation of content in appealing ways. They present messages and information using awe-inspiring visual images, and one of them offers twenty one hands-on activities. All of the topics are about enthusiastically accepting diversity.

FrightFlix Children's Fest

Join us at Rosedale Library for our first annual Halloween FrightFlix Fest. We will be screening classic and contemporary spooky Halloween films for the whole family. Join us for thrills and chills! Thursday, Oct. 4 - Coco Rated PG. Run time 1 hour 45 minutes. Thursday, Oct. 11 - The Nightmare Before Christmas Rated PG. Run time 1 hour and 16 minutes.

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John Dies at the End

Spoiler alert: The main character might bite the dust

Not every book has a happy ending so don't get too attached to the main character in these, they might not make it. Major spoilers ahead, so if you don't want to know the fate of the main character, stop reading now. Atonement by Ian McEwan 

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