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Zora, our 6 - 12 year olds winner

Congratulations to the Summer Reading Children's Raffle Winners!

A big congratulations to the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Summer Reading children's raffle winners! 

Summer Reading Winner

Summer Reading Raffle Winner!

Jack is our Kindle Fire winner!

After a long exciting summer, I'm a little sad that summer reading is over. But you know who isn't sad? Cleveland Park's raffle winner, Jack! Jack was very excited to hear that he won the drawing for the summer reading grand prize, a Kindle Fire. Jack is a big Nationals fan, and was very excited that Summer Reading was sponsored by them! Want to be our big winner next summer? Come back in to the library in June 2016 for next summer's program!

Image of phone conversation from "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes"

Reading in the Round

A round robin reading of 'Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes'

Join us Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 12:30 p.m. as we take turns reading a-l-o-u-d this ironic short story by J. D.

Woodridge Summer Reading Prize Drawing

Drawing for Summer Reading Prizes

Now that you’ve almost or completed your Summer Reading program, it’s time to get ready for the drawing. If you haven’t signed up, there is still time to sign up! Just visit the library and staff will be more that delighted to get you on board! The Summer Reading program for children, teens and adults ends at all DC Public Libraries on Aug. 31, 2015. The drawings for those who completed Summer Reading at the Woodridge Interim Library will be held on Wednesday,September 6, 2015 at 6 p.m.

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Looking to take your art to the next level?

Join us for an Editorial Cartooning Workshop

You might have seen them online or even in the newspaper: editorial cartoons or political cartoons (as they are sometimes called) are illustrations or comics containing a political or social message that usually relates to current events or personalities. Cartoonists even use specific devises to get their message across.

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Summer Reading Block Party

Calling all heroes!

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30 2-5 pm for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts

Marquis-style text for "The Greatest Man in the World"

Film Screening and Discussion

"The Greatest Man in the World"

The library will sponsor a screening and discussion of "The Greatest Man in the World," from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961) in celebration of the DC Public Library's summer reading program.

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Hero Stories on Film: 'The Incredibles'

Our Summer Reading movie choice

Join us on Friday, Aug. 21 from 3 p.m. to 5pm as we watch The Incredibles. It is the perfect incorporation of our Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" 

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Summer Heroes Tuesdays

Superhero capes at the Library!

During this week's Summer Heroes program, kids got together and showed off one of the best superpowers of all -- their creativity!

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Great Books About Comics

Check out these titles to learn more about the history of comic books!

Summer Reading Club 2015 has begun and this year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” In honor of this theme the library is having a number of programs about all types of heroes, both real and super. There are many great superhero comics, but there are many great books about comics you should check out. These are some of my favorites:

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