Cause an Effect
Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
Out with school books, in with cool books!
Blow off steam on the last day of school with zany games, a newspaper building challenge, and scrumptious snacks. And don't forget to pick out some cool summer reads and register to earn summer reading prizes before you leave!
This event is intended for children ages 5 and up and planned with the assistance of the Shepherd Park Library Teen Advisory Board.
Author Roxane Gay will be in conversation with Alicia Montgomery, editorial director, WAMU. Join DC Public Library for a night of insight and discussion with this prolific author and modern female voice.
Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing!
Ages 8 and up.
Please join us for the documentary screening of "Dunbar High School's Classic Age: 1870-1957," the story of the first public high school for African-Americans in Washington, D.C.
A discussion will follow with local film producer Marvin T. Jones.
Traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa are presented with authentic costumes for each island. You will be up on your feet as they teach you some Polynesian dances.
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
Join us for our first annual First Amendment Film Festival in observance of Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014. Film screenings take place every afternoon at 2 p.m., September 22 through September 25. Schedule of Film Screenings:
Ever wondered what exactly is "forensic science?" Is it really like CSI and Bones? Now you can find out! On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3 p.m., join us for a special workshop for teens, presented in partnership with the
Here’s a riddle, What do bubbles, pennies, maple syrup, string, marshmallows, empty shampoo bottles, grocery bags, and plastic pigs all have in common? If you said all of these words are plural nouns, you would be correct, and should perhaps consider a career in teaching English.
Are you a fan of anime? Interested in Japanese culture? Or maybe you don't have a clue what anime is. No matter what you're level of familiarity with anime is, come join us for Anime Club!Wednesday, April 23 is our first Anime Club meeting. We will be watching a couple of episodes of anime, talk about our favorite series, and learn about Japanese culture.
The purpose of the American History Book Club is to generate an informal discussion of major political and social issues that appear in American History. We will select a recently published book on a topic such as the Civil War or the Depression or the book behind an important film and use that work as a jumping off point for debate.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, the library can’t help you with those last minute dinner reservations, but we can suggest a few fun ways to explore the holiday that won’t break your budget.We have plenty of free resources available to get you in the spirit.