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Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature Writing Competition

"How did an author’s work change your view of the world and yourself?”  Participate in this year’s Letters About Literature writing competition to answer that question. Students, grades 4 – 12, write a letter to an author of a work that left a lasting impression to explain how their views were changed by the work.

Friday Game Day

After the school day is done, come to the Anacostia Library for some Friday fun! 

WE DID IT!: '100 by Summer' Made 140+ Sign-ups!

I had already shelved my books and was busy helping customers. It was just another regular day. But, I noticed something. A lot of the customers who I had engaged with did NOT own a library card. How could this be? Then I remember saying, “100 by Summer.” This was in March.  

Music Time Every Other Friday

The next program is coming up on January 29 at 10 a.m.

Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program.  Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music, memorize songs and maybe become little musicians. Every other Friday the children will enjoy a musical petting zoo. Come and enjoy the music! 

The Evening Star

On Display in the Great Hall -- and Now Available Online!

Photo of Hamilton the PAL Dog

Meet Hamilton!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Hamilton is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when his schedule permits. Here are 10 fun facts about Hamilton: He is 8 years old and was born in West Virginia. He is a "petite" Newfoundland and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He hogs the couch and he hogs the bed. He snores.

Gerbil Diaries

Q&A with Salt and Pepa: Part 3

Winter is coming, friends, and so are more questions and answers with us, the Shaw Library gerbils! Hey Salt and Pepa - What are you guys doing? You guys are pretty and cool. Love, Anasia

Back To School with the Library

Resources, resources, resources!

School’s back, and with it comes the joys of everybody’s favorite after-school responsibility – homework! Never fear, kids: not only is the library a great place to chill out, visit with friends and even play, it’s got loads of ways to make homework and special projects go much, much more smoothly. 

Library to Upgrade Catalog

The DC Public Library is upgrading its catalog system in the early morning of Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 2 a.m.  During the upgrade, users will not be able to search the catalog, access their library accounts, place holds on library materials, or register for a library card. The improved catalog system is expected to be up and running by 6 a.m. on March 23.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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