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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.

Bike Clinic at Rosedale Library

Bike Clinic at Rosedale Library

Join us at Rosedale Library for a free bike repair clinic, rain or shine. Courtesy of the Rosedale Library Friends.  

Royals, by Rachel Hawkins

Family Matters

YA Books about diverse families

Family is complicated- and only more so for young people on the verge of adulthood. Fitting into a family is different for everyone, and these books give a realistic, enjoyable and interesting view into the lives of families. Some family is biological, and some family is chosen, but they all make for good reading. These young adult books focus on the ties between family members, in whatever form they come.

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Young Adult Female Athletes

Whatever girls and women set out to accomplish, we can achieve.  Some women are artists, some are writers, some explore new heights, some are intellectuals, some are revolutionaries. These books are about girls and women who are athletes. While professional athletes are lauded for their accomplishments, being an amateur may seem mundane, but few things in life are easy or simple. These are the stories of ten teen athletes working to overcome all odds as they chase their dreams.

Barefoot in Babylon by Bob Spitz

Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll

Celebrating Woodstock 50 years later

August 15, 2019 marks 50 years since the first Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y. Revisit inimitable acts such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead to celebrate the enormous cultural impact the “three days of peace and music” had on America and the world. From nonfiction tell-alls from those who had a hand in organizing the festival to young adult novels written from today’s perspective, there’s something groovy for everyone here.

Movie Poster and yellow stars featuring the names of the film stars

Rolling out the Red Carpet

Teen Filmmakers at Woodridge!

Woodridge recently had a brush with Hollywood when we threw a red carpet premiere for a teen-made film, Avengers Endgame: Hood Version. Written by, starring, and shot partially at the library by members of our Teen Lounge, the film puts a DC spin on the popular Marvel movie.

book on improving handwriting

The Art of Cursive Writing

What’s your style of handwriting? Which do you prefer, long or shorthand? During this four week workshop, we will explore the different levels of penmanship leading up to cursive writing. We will experiment with various writing instruments such as pencils, pens, markers and crayons.

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Beyond To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Asian American Young Adult Novels

Readers may have been noticing something of a Korean American young adult fiction boom the last year or so, and they’re not imagining it.

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