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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

Photo of Gabriella the PAL Dog

Meet Gabriella

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Gabriella is a P.A.L. volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are 10 fun facts about Gabriella: Gabriella is a Shiloh Shepherd. Gabriella is a very fussy eater. Gabriella loves children.

Wonder Women in Black History display

Wonder Women in Black History

Book Display

Throughout February, Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library is celebrating our "Wonder Women in Black History."

12 dancing princesses

Folk Tales with a Twist

Folklore gives context to cultural traditions and explains the natural world.  Across time and generations, oral stories built and strengthened ethnic, tribal and national ties. The Brothers Grimm popularized traditional Western (German) folktales in the 19th century when they published oral tales such as Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince.

The Memory of Light by Francisco X Stork

For Those Blue Days

How Young People Experience Depression

We all have bad days. We all get down sometimes. For some of us however, those days might seem to outnumber the good ones, or those down periods might be particularly low. So many folks experience depression in ways that are unique to them. It’s not just adults who go through depression diagnoses and have to cope in a world that seems uninviting; children and teens, too, can feel low and sad and blank inside, even if they might not have the word "depression" to describe how they’re feeling.

The Year of the Dog

It's the Year of the Dog

Celebrate Chinese New Year with these reads for all ages

The Chinese New Year is a time for fresh beginnings, celebrations with friends and family and honoring ancestors. These books will give insight into how Chinese New Year is celebrated, and how centuries-old traditions came to be.The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Global Babies

A Difference Book List

Children, Tweens and Teens

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day/Week many will seek out opportunities to make their communities more inclusive. Some will give aid to the unseen. Some will make their feelings known through writing campaigns and protests. Others will learn more about those who are different from themselves. The following book list is in the spirit of inclusion through seeing and validating difference.

Photo of Hootie the PAL Dog

Meet Hootie

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Hootie is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are 10 fun facts about Hootie:   Hootie is a standard poodle, the largest-sized poodle. 

the doubtful guest

Gothic Fiction for the Whole Family (Part 1: Children)

A celebration of old-world-style scares

It's never too early to introduce your child to Gothic and Modern Gothic literature (or to develop a taste for it yourself). This glorious genre explores negativity in a manageable package. With supernatural elements and an exploration of feelings like unhappiness and loneliness, both Gothic and Modern Gothic literature provide a unique opportunity for readers to explore and discuss some of the more challenging and gruesome aspects of life, and to find ways to cope with scary and negative feelings in their day-to-day lives.

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