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Coretta Scott King Medal

Coretta Scott King Award Challenge at Southeast

Celebrate the legacy

Help Southeast Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

Summer Challenge 2018

Summer Challenge 2018

Read 20 minutes a day. Every day. (June 1 - Aug. 31)

Take the DC Public Library Summer Challenge Kids, teens and adults can win prizes for reading this summer by participating in the 2018 DC Public Library Summer Challenge.  Reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your mind active and helps you stay engaged over the summer. Every 20 minutes you read or every library event you attend brings you closer to earning great prizes like free food from Chipotle and tickets to Washington Nationals baseball games.

Read Feed

Bored with your reading options? Feel like you've read all there is to read of a particular subject? DC Public Library is here to help. Click here to find personalized recommendations and online book clubs, or scroll down for staff-curated readings lists.

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

Rolling in the Deep

YA stories about the sea

With vacation season ramping up and the height of summer upon us, you may be looking for some water. Cold, refreshing water. We suggest starting with one of the biggest sources of water out there: the ocean. If the coast is a little too far for a trip, try these books about the sea. Adventure, romance, magic, and so much more await just beyond the horizon. Enjoy these books beachside or on the imaginary shore of your mind. 

Snapshots: Black Women’s Stories 

Selam Weimer presents microinterviews of local Black grandmothers

Storytelling is powerful. They shape the way we view ourselves, others, and the world.I have interviewed three black grandmothers as a way of addressing (on a local scale) Black women’s erasure in history and invisibility in the present. In the context of the coronavirus that all of our stories are unravelling in, I want to take a moment to make use of masks in a metaphorical sense. We all wear them. We tell ourselves they protect us from the world.

Cover of the book So You Want To Talk About Race

Book Recommendation List: Books about Difficult Subjects

Library intern DenaJah Wilson recommends the following books that tackle topics such as race, mental health, and self-esteem

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz

Well Loki Here!

YA Norse Mythology

If you’ve been catching the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, Loki, you might have a hankering for more Norse-inspired stories. Whether you’re looking for something specifically about the God of Mischief or you’re interested in something broader, we’ve got something for everyone.

Emily Kodl, software engineer

Career Corner: How to be a Software Engineer

Temitope Johnson interviews Emily Kodl, a software engineer at a shipbuilding company who has done with work with VR and other emerging technologies

by Temitope Johnson, library intern  Ever wondered what it takes to be a coder? Emily Kodl, a software engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding, shares her favorite part of her job, advice for people interested in coding, and more in this interview.

Chess board

Scholar's Mate

Anacostia Library invites you to join us on the Plaza for Scholar's Mate, a fun outdoor activity where we will teach the basics of Chess along practice matches on Thursday July 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LS-246526-OLS-20]. Add to Calendar

Cover of Let Me hear a Rhyme. Three kids stand around a boombox, a funky, 90s pattern behind them

Book Review: Let Me Hear a Rhyme

Selam Weimer shares her thoughts on this mystery novel that's also an ode to the origins of hiphop

by Selam Weimer, Teen Council member at Tenley-Friendship Library