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Girl wearing her superhero cape

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:

Graphic illustration of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Escape from the Ordinary . . .

'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' by James Thurber

Join us Tuesday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. as we take turns reading aloud the classic American short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by cartoonist/author/playwright and celebrated wit James Thurber (1894-1961), and then as we discuss it afterward, in celebration of the DC Public Library's summer rea

Robinson Crusoe book cover

Book Club Pick o' the Month

'Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe

The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, July 21, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, a classic tale of survival and adventure (published in 1719) and one whose everyman hero makes Robinson Crusoe a natural pick for the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program on the theme "Every Hero Has

The Dark Knight Returns movie poster.

Movie of the Month

'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'

Every hero has a story.  A billionaire high tech crime-fighter is no exception. Join us as we continue our Adult Summer Reading celebration with this animated fan favorite.

Abe at Southwest

Summer Reading Kicks Off at Southwest

Local heroes visit the library

On Saturday, May 30, Southwest Library held a Summer Reading Kickoff carnival!  The event began with a story from local firefighters, who read CHIEF RHINO TO THE RESCUE! Kids had the opportunity to visit the firetruck up close, learning about fire safety, touching the truck, and spraying the hose.


How To Be A Hero: The Sequel!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How to Be a Hero: The Sequel" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s explore the continuing adventures of those superhero “alter egos” and bring the adventures to an exciting end! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!


How To Be A Hero!

(Summer Reading Program Series)

"How To Be A Hero" is a fun storytelling, reading, writing and drawing program for our Summer Readers, ages 6 - 9.   Let’s create cool origin stories with illustrations to explain our superhero names, powers and personalities (also known as “alter egos”)! This program can count towards 1 hour (= 4 colored masks) of Summer Reading credit!  

Art Way Alliance logo.

Make Your Own Trading Cards!

Create your own game, then try it out at the Trading Card Meetup.

Love playing Trading Cards? Come meet creators from the Art Way Alliance on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Two of their artists will teach you how to make your own cards and design your own game! As a participant, you’ll learn how to:    · Use the basics of drawing and character design to create your own character · Develop a character with special powers and spells

Lost city of Z

True Tales of Adventure!

In the thick of it from your armchair

It seems that every time I'm about to start reading a novel, I come across a work of nonfiction so intriguing it elbows its way to the top of my reading list. My reading preferences of late remind me of a scene in the movie Sideways, in which the lead character, an aspiring author, discusses his novel with his friend's future in-law.