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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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Spooky stories to read around an autumn campfire

(or under a blanket fort with a flashlight)

As the leaves begin to yellow at the edges and the wind begins to blow a little cooler, it becomes the perfect time of year to settle in with a good ghost story. If you're taking an early fall camping trip, be sure to tote along one of these haunting middle grade books (grades 3-7) to pass the time. Or just read them at home with a flashlight under the covers--as long as you don't stay up too late.

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History Meets Fiction

Great Historical Fiction for ages 9-14

The DC Public Library and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History have teamed up to highlight some great novels all about American history! As we head back into the school year, dive into some great historical fiction and hear a new perspective throughout different periods in American history.

Meet Izzy!

Meet Izzy!

Izzy is a P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love) volunteer and visits the Lamond-Riggs Library when she can. Here are 9 fun facts about Izzy! 1. Izzy loves to go on hikes in the woods. 2. Izzy doesn’t like to get her feet wet in the rain or snow. 3. Izzy doesn't like getting a bath, but loves to be clean afterwards! 4. Izzy has a rain jacket, a winter jacket, and two different sweaters. 5. Izzy’s favorite things to do are taking a nap and eating her food.

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Book Recommendations for Fans of Quirky Recent TV

Many would argue that there’s never been a better variety of storytelling available on TV. With a wider variety of platforms, shows can flourish without having to appeal to absolutely everyone. And it can be great, as a fan, to discover that someone else loves a show that’s more of a niche than a giant watercooler hit.  So, as a reader who also loves good TV, here are some quirky recommendations based on my favorite recent, or in some cases recently cancelled, TV shows.

How to Say Goodbye

Navigating Emotions

Exploring Emotional Topics Through Picture Books

Discussing emotions with children can be a difficult task to navigate. Children might not know exactly what’s causing these new feelings, or how to process and cope with them. Convincing them to open up can be challenging, but these books will alleviate some of that pressure and will help guide conversations about difficult emotional topics like death, family separation and anger.

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Spark! Your Imagination

DCPL and the National Museum of American History Team Up to Encourage Kids to Invent and Explore their World

The DC Public Library and the National Museum of American History (NMAH) have teamed up to enhance a classic summer experience: visiting a museum.

We came to America

Kids' American History Reads

In coordination with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Read about America with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History! These picture and chapter books are wonderful family reads and are a great tool to help your family develop a sense of home and aspiration for the future of the country. Whether you're a history buff or just avoiding summer slide, these picks will move you, inspire you, and wrap you up in a world that was, so that you can help to decide what the world will become.  Picture Books

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Meet Bear!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Bear is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are ten fun facts about Bear: Bear is a mini Australian Labradoodle. Bear does not shed, so people that are allergic to dogs are ok around him!

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