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Meet the Artists: DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show

The Official Q & A

In preparation for the upcoming DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show with local bands Foul Swoops, Thaylobleu and Mission Creep, we asked the musicians a few questions about their literary habits and local music haunts. Check out your favorite bands' favorite books below:

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Annual Haiku Contest

Submission deadline April 25

Join the annual Cleveland Park Library haiku contest, and let your creativity blossom!  Write your own original poem, and share it with the community.   We welcome people of all ages to participate, and we will display your entry for everyone to enjoy.  Japanese in origin, haiku is a three-line poem of five syllables, then seven syllables, then five.  It may be serious or lighthearted , and may portray a scene in nature, or a feeling, or the essence of a moment.  Traditionally, a haiku contains an unexpected turn of phrase or thought.

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Meet Luna!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Luna is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when her schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Luna:   Luna is from rescue dog from Tennessee.  Luna was a flower girl in her parents' wedding.

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I've Got the Blues

Picture Books on Feeling Down

Children go through a wide range of emotions on a daily basis. Most of the time they seem genuinely happy and then other times they are not. Whenever they are feeling not so good grab one of these titles to help ease the pain. If they enjoy a good movie night be sure to browse our DVD selection for titles such as Inside Out.  

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Friends of the Southwest Library Spring Book Sale

Spring into reading! Please join the Friends of the Southwest Library for the annual Spring Book Sale. Located in the library's program room on the second floor, you'll find tons of books, DVDs, and more for all ages. All items are priced at just $1 or less, and all sale proceeds will support events and supplies for the Southwest Neighborhood Library. The sale will run for two days, so do not miss this great event! Saturday, April 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Journey to the Center of the Earth

Family Feature Movie

Join Professor Anderson and his nephew Sean as they go on a quest to a cave in Iceland where Shawn’s father never came back from. As they travel deeper inside the cave they realize that the only escape is routed deeper and deeper  below the Earth's surface. They will have to pass through strange places and encounter incredible creatures, including dinosaurs. But as volcanic activity around them increases, they realize they must find their way out - soon.

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Calling All Dr. Seuss Fans

Novel read-a-likes to engage even the most devoted enthusiasts!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as the beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss, celebrated a birthday this March. Dr. Seuss’s books have long delighted audiences with their imagination and whimsy. But if your child has exhausted these classics, why not try some of these texts to discover some new read-a-likes?

If I Built a Car

Staff Pick: If I Built a Car

Take a ride in a car that’s equipped with a pool and an instant snack bar-- This car is way cool! This car has a fish tank and can be used as a plane. It’s also a boat-- This car is insane! This rhyming book, I recommend that you read, I’m sure that you’ll finish it with great speed. Get lost in Jack’s vivid imagination- Don't delay!

Drum Dream Girl

Staff Pick: Drum Dream Girl

Drumming is not gender specific.

Maisy Goes on a Plane

Staff Pick: Maisy Goes by Plane

Kids, if you want to get the inside scoop on taking a trip on a plane, this book is for you! Maisy highlights just how exciting it can to be to take a flight. Join Maisy and get a preview of her wonderful experiences before your next flight. Check Out Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins the next time you visit the library, or place a hold at the link!