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"Engaging Beyond Our Walls" grant will turn libraries into hubs for creating neighborhood games using local history and landmarks

American University and DC Public Library receive 2-year grant

Learning about a local sculpture by texting it. Taking an audio tour or a story walk using a cell phone. Soon, people in 25 communities across the United States could learn how to make outdoor games and other interactive experiences at their library.

DC Public Library Begins Sunday and Holiday Hours

Beginning September 12, the DC Public Library will continue its service expansion by offering Sunday and holiday hours at eight locations.   One Library location in each ward will be on Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. They are:   Anacostia (Ward 8) 1800 Good Hope Road SE   Dorothy Height/Benning (Ward 7) 3935 Benning Road NE   Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Ward 2) 901 G St. NW   Mount Pleasant (Ward 1) 3160 16th St. NW  

Local Radio Legend Kojo Nnamdi Narrates DC Public Library’s Home Rule Exhibit

“Up From the People: Protest and Change in DC” Part of Modernized Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Connecting Dr. King to Local Activism

For more than two decades, Kojo Nnamdi has explored the forces impacting local politics on the radio show bearing his name. Now, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, people can hear him explain District resident's fight for self-governance as part of a new exhibit “Up From the People: Protest And Change In DC."

Nearly 2,000 Images Added to Library's Go-Go Archive

The Chip Py Photograph Collection documents Go-Go performances, musicians, celebrities and figures.

Do you remember seeing Rare Essence at Tradewinds? Or maybe you followed Chuck Brown to almost every venue where he performed. If you did, you probably saw a man taking photos on stage. That man is "Chip" Py.   Since 2010, Py has photographed Go-Go performances around the Washington region. Now customers can view these amazing images at the DC Public Library.

Mayor Bowser Announces New Congress Heights Library to be Built at St. Elizabeths East

New Library at Parcel 16 to Replace Parklands-Turner Library

Today, at the groundbreaking for the new Whitman-Walker health care facility, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the new full-service library in Congress Heights will be built on Parcel 16 on the St. Elizabeths East campus. The library will replace the existing Parklands-Turner Library.  

Mayor Bowser Celebrates Start of #BacktoSummer Programming to Keep DC Youth Engaged

District Announces Partnership with Amira Learning and DC Sports Teams to Encourage Summer Reading and Reduce Summer Slide

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser joined DC kids and community members at Edgewood Recreation Center to kick off several annual summer programming initiatives, as well as announce a partnership with Amira Learning, DC United, the Washington Nationals, and the Washington Football Team to offer elementary DC students a new platform to sharpen their reading skills over the summer and the opportunity to win exciting prizes as part of the DC Public Library’s 

Lamond-Riggs Interim Library is Opening!

Visit the library at 395 Ingraham Street NE Monday, June 28, 2021

We are delighted to open the doors of the Lamond-Riggs Interim Library to serve the community on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. From our Interim space, we offer:   12 computers for teens & adults 4 computers for children 1 Express (15-minute) computer Library materials available for check-out (or pick up an item placed on hold)

Learn About African American Music at the DC Public Library

Films, music, videos and articles available

Without James Brown, there would be no Michael Jackson. But who influenced James Brown? This June, celebrate the history and creativity of African-American Music with the DC Public Library.

Library to Open More Locations, Add Evening Hours and Offer Public Meeting Rooms

Starting in late June, the DC Public Library will phase in more services. Over the next four weeks, all locations will open, evening hours will be offered on Thursdays and meeting rooms will be available by reservation.    The Library's reopening schedule is:

Six Local Designers Selected for Public Interest Design Lab Fellows First Cohort

The DC Public Library and the Goethe-Institut have selected six local designers for the Public Interest Design LAB Fellows first cohort: Adrienne Gaither; Jenn Low; Anna McCorvey; Leigh Davis; Jessica Valoris and Josef Palermo.