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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.

native american

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!

Photo of Maya the PAL Dog

Meet Maya!

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Maya is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are ten fun facts about Maya: Maya is a super sweet girl born in 2011.  Maya loves, loves, loves water and is an avid swimmer. Maya is a ball fetcher extraordinaire. Maya rarely barks… usually only once a year.

Maker

Maker Camp

Mini experiments and summer projects for kids

Anacostia Library will offer fun and exciting experiments and projects. Children and teens are invited to come and join us as we create, experiment and design.                                                                                   July 10 - Aug. 7 3 - 4:30 p.m. Ages 7 - 19 Call ahead for registration: 202-715-7708.

an image of a dragon and a girl overlooking a medieval city

Fire-Breathers: Great Dragon Books for Kids

Majestic and fierce, mythical cousins of the dinosaurs, wise or menacing or sometimes both, dragons are creatures with an enduring fascination for fantasy readers of all ages. As a children's librarian, I can testify that "I want a book with dragons in it" is a pretty common request from preschoolers and tweens alike.

Luna

Meet Luna

Luna is a P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love.) volunteer and visits the Lamond-Riggs Library when she can.  Here are 10 fun facts about Luna: 1. Luna loves belly rubs. 2. She also loves cheese. 3. Luna is a husky, which means she loves to talk or howl along. 4. Luna likes to frolic in the waves but doesn't like to swim.

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