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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.

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Book Review: Kamisama Kiss

Jobe Jennings recommends this supernatural romance to new readers of manga

Written by teen volunteer, Jobe Jennings

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More Than Words

A reading list by and about America's Veterans

DC Public Library is honoring Veterans all month. Read along with us as we discover the stories of Veterans and books about their experiences as they walk the battlefield and the streets of home. Fiction

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Morale Music: The War Years

DC Public Library has been honoring Veterans all month long with a variety of special events. The impact of music on the war weary at home and abroad is of special note. Through the years, American popular music has connected those serving overseas with memories of home and hope. Civilians back home often associated pop songs of a given era with life during wartime and family members fighting far from home. The music of three distinct eras had an emotional impact during a time of war. The Civil War

Career Corner: How to be a Civic Engagement Coordinator

The Library's civic engagement coordinator, Diana Veiga, talks to Ginger about fighting voter suppression and making sure D.C. citizens are counted

This fall, the Teen Council will be interviewing local professionals for a series called "Career Corner". The goal of this series is to give teens the inside scoop on what it takes to get different jobs. Check out Ginger Holmer's interview with Diana Veiga, Civil Engagement Coordinator for DC Public Library.

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Book Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Temitope Johnson discusses the themes of slavery and superstition in one of Mark Twain's most well-known novels

Review written by Temitope Johnson, teen volunteer. 

Career Corner: How to Be a Graphic Designer

Michal Tucker interviews Kevin Gomes, a local graphic designer and animator

This fall, the Teen Council will be interviewing local professionals for a series called "Career Corner". The goal of this series is to give teens the inside scoop on what it takes to get different jobs. Check out Michal Tucker’s interview with Kevin Gomes, a graphic designer.

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Book Review: Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda

Liyah Tyner recommends this award-winning coming of age novel

Book review written by Liyah Tyner, teen volunteer. 

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