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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.

Celebrating AAPI Month 2021: Means of Expression with Ocean Vuong

by Destineé Coburn

In the spirit of Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re exploring the life and works of the powerhouse-poet, Ocean Vuong.

Learning New Skills Online with Your Library Card

Blair shares all that she's learned during quarantine thanks to online library resources

The pandemic has been trying. Even with the many struggles of living through the past year, there have been some good things to come about. Most people can say that they have learned something new about themselves or found new interests to occupy the loads of free time some of us now have. A wonderful source to help us with this is our neighborhood libraries. Several library resources are easily accessible online! Learning a new skill, practicing something you already know, reading the latest romance novels, or just perusing the latest magazines can be achieved through

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Planting Kits

For the folks who have green thumbs, and for the folks who don't, but want to start growing their own food, we've got you covered! The Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library is offering Planting Kits for its users. These kits include soil, seeds for six plants, starting pots and instructions. Register now! Fill out the form, pick up the kit and start growing your own food at home!

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Recommendation List: Action Packed Classics

Temitope's recommendations for classic literature that isn't a snooze

Written by Temitope Johnson, high school library intern.  This book list contains a variety of books that fall under many different genres, but if I were to categorize these books as a whole, I would say that they are all action-packed classics. Some of these you may have heard of, others you may have not, but these are books that stood out to me. The list contains Don Quixote, Brave New World, Beowulf, and The Art of War. If you like books with action with great storytelling elements, then this book list is for you. 

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Recommendation List: Best Manga

James Hill lists his top four favorite manga series

Written by James Hill, high school library intern.  Today I will share four different manga series. I am writing about these types of books because they are one of my favorite genres. I have read all of these series and I understand them on a good level. The books I will be talking about are One Piece, Black Clover, One Punch Man, and The Promised Neverland.   

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So You Want to Be a Poet

Selam gives advice to aspiring poets

Dear Poet,

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Book Review: The House on Mango Street

Jobe Jennings found this modern classic to be a quick, yet evocative, read.

Review written by Jobe Jennings, teen volunteer.