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Photo of Bella the Dog

Meet Bella!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Bella is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Library when her schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Bella: Bella is a 5 year old Airedale Terrier mix. Bella was found in a parking lot as a puppy

Spy image

I See You

Join us throughout January for a mini spy camp adventure!

Delving into the world of spies illustrates only a small amount of the capers, hi-jinks and danger that goes on behind the scenes of famous events throughout history. With the International Spy Museum in the Washington DC area is it any wonder that this topic is so popular?

Photo of Alfred the Dog

Meet Alfred!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Alfred is a PAL volunteer and he visits the Mt Pleasant Library when his schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Alfred:   Alfred is a NY Giants fan.


Tenley Patrons Share the #LoveDCPLGive

DC Library Foundation Launches Year-end Giving Campaign

The DC Public Library Foundation launched its year-end fundraising campaign, #LoveDCPLGive, on December 1, 2015 and encouraged library visitors and lovers to show their support for DC Public Library by making a contribution to the Foundation and sharing their comments about why they love their library.   

Hush: A Thai Lullaby

Books for Bedtime

Read Your Child to Sleep

A potty break, a glass of water, the blankie tucked just so, and the most important element of the bedtime ritual - a bedtime story (or two or three). When it's time to select the perfect book(s), try these kid-approved choices to lull, cajole, and persuade your child to finally let you sleep after you've read "just one more book!"

New Times for Story Times

Changes start in January

The start times for our Baby Lap Time, Toddler Story Time, and Preschool Story Time are changing in January. The new times are listed below. Note: There are no changes to Happy Tails (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.) and Family Story Time (Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.). New Times Baby Lap Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Chess board

Chess for Kids

Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Weekly chess instruction on Thursdays at 5 p.m. This program is for children of all ages who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves and play in tournaments. Our chess instructor will teach the chess players how to think and plan their next move and use their brain power to win. Come and join our Chess group and learn to make a risky move, Check, Mate, and have fun. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library.  

Photo of Beetle the dog

Meet Beetle!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Beetle is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits.   Here are ten fun facts about Beetle:   Beetle was born in approximately 2003 and he was adopted from the Humane Society.

Internat'l games

International Games Day was a Winner!

Petworth Library hosted a full day of international gaming on November 21st.

On Saturday, November 21st Petworth Library opened its doors to an enthusiastic group of gamers between the ages of 2 to 17 years old. Throughout the day, the children learned that the many popular games they play actually have international origins.

Awaken the Force

Use the Force: Test Your Star Wars Knowledge

Star Wars trivia and books to check out.

The new Star Wars Movie is coming out soon. Use the Force to test your basic Star Wars knowledge below and learn more about the Star Wars universe with these books from DCPL’s collection. We will be celebrating all things Star Wars on Dec. 13. Click here to learn more about the event for kids.