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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.

Book Review: You Don't Have to Be Everything

Tiara reviews a poetry collection that captures teen girls many emotional experiences

How to Use Mango Languages

by Comfort Nkop

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How to Use Freegal

by Temitope Johnson

Freegal is a music streaming service offered by DC Public Library that gives library card holders access to unlimited music streaming and 3 downloads a week.  How to login: (Website) 

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Congratulations to Gregory Robinson - Winner of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest

The Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library would like to congratulate Gregory Robinson who was First Runner Up in the Music Category of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest! His piece is titled Community Change. He said about the piece: "This is my song I made about my community when I was 11 years old." Read the lyrics of his rap below!

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Congratulations to Kashvi Ramani - Winner of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest

The Palisades Library would like to congratulate Kashvi Ramani who won first place in the Music Category of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest! Her piece is titled Alone Together. She said about the piece:

Congratulations to Sylva Murtinova - Winner of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest

The Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library would like to congratulate Sylva Murtinova who won first place in the Photography Category of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest! Her photo series is called Detroit. This is Sylva's second Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest award. She was also honored last year when she was First Runner Up in the Photography Category. She said about the series:

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