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Events June 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

Signature Speakers Series: A Conversation with Author Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three bestselling and critically acclaimed books, will appear in conversation with Hanna Rosin, co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, and a national correspondent at the Atlantic. They will discuss Mayer’s latest book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. A book signing will follow.

Thursday, July 7
6:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G St. NW

Sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the DC Public Library.

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Events June 10, 2016 at 10:58 am

Signature Speaker Series: A Conversation with Author Angela Flournoy

Come hear author and National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy talk about her book, The Turner House. Flournoy will be in conversation with Kelly Navies, oral historian at the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Set in Detroit, The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It’s a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.

Monday, June 13
6:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G St. NW

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Art June 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Calling All Local Authors: D.C. Author Festival Accepting Applications

D.C. Public Library is currently accepting applications for this year’s D.C. Author Festival. Go to to apply to be a vendor and guest speaker.

DCAF, a public celebration of contemporary authors who live in Washington, DC, will be taking place the weekend of November 5 – 6 at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library (901 G St NW). Vendor hall and author talks will be happening November 5th from 10 am – 5 pm. Then, join us again Sunday, November 6th for writing workshops from 1:30 – 5.

Application deadline is July 15th, 2016. We hope to see you – and your book – there!

Events May 21, 2016 at 10:41 am

Literary Games: Paperbacks

Join the Georgetown branch of DC Public Library on Monday, June 20 at 7 pm for a few rounds of Paperbacks, a game of literary imagination.

Easy to pick up and casual in nature, Paperbacks is a game along the lines of Apples to Apples that involves gathering a handful of books and using their back cover synopses to try to guess their first lines.

We’ll provide the books — you provide the creativity!

Please register at

Questions? Email [email protected] or [email protected]

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Announcements January 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Book Sale at the Mount Pleasant Library this weekend (1/23-1/24)

The Mount Pleasant Library winter book sale is this weekend, Saturday, January 23 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, January 24 from 1-3pm. We have a great selection of fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs, and more!

In addition, you are invited to attend our Friday Evening Preview Sale and Social on Friday, January 22 from 6 to 8pm. Celebrate with your fellow book lovers after-hours at the Mount Pleasant Library! Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverage will be served. For admission information visit:

We hope to see you at our book sale this weekend–you never know what treasures you’ll find!

Melissa Varga
Mt. Pleasant Library Friends, Secretary

General Discussion July 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Books for Wilson

The Wilson High School English Department is launching a drive to ensure that all Wilson students have a copy to take home of each book assigned as required reading. Although research has shown a strong relationship between book ownership and lifelong learning, DCPS ensures only that a set of books is available for classroom use. Wilson serves students from neighborhoods across the city, many of whom cannot afford the expense of purchasing a personal set of required reading.

There are two ways you can help:

1) Recycle books that are taking up space on your bookshelf. Many of the titles sought (see below) have been popular reads for adults as well as teens. Bins will be available in the Wilson lobby during school hours all summer.

2) Go to Amazon and purchase books off our wish list, and these will be sent directly to Wilson.

The Bluest Eye – 100 copies
Things Fall Apart – 100 copies
Fences – 100 copies
The Other Wes Moore – 75 copies
1984 – 50 copies
The Things They Carried – 75 copies
Kite Runner – 50 copies
Their Eyes Were Watching God – 50 copies
All Quiet on the Western Front – 50 copies
No Fear Macbeth – 75 copies

Announcements April 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Yard Sale

4500 block 9th Street,NW
between Allison + Buchanan 8a.m.-Noon
Grammy wanting to downsize +
granddaughter needing funds for Girl Scout
trip to a dude ranch = yard sale!

Housewares, books, furniture, lots of good stuff.
Come check us out.

Announcements October 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm

13th St NW Free Library Launched! (Logan Circle)

Yesterday my neighbor launched the 13th Street Little Free Library. Leave a book. Take a book. So far there are a variety of contributions: Lonely planet travel guides, yes. Signed copies of books, yes. Novels, yes. Bookmarks, yes. What will be in there tomorrow?

Next time you’re in Logan Circle, bring your extra books and see what is in the Little Library!
The 13th St Little Free Library is right next to Logan Circle.
13th St and O St NW

General Discussion July 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Mount Pleasant Yard Sale/Moving Sale! THIS SUNDAY 7/28!!

Our group house in Mount Pleasant will have a yard sale THIS SUNDAY to clean house and make room for new tenants, and for those departing to slim down on their possessions. Prices to move! Come by and check out some awesome, very gently used items!

Clothing (women’s sizes 2-6 mostly)
vintage pieces
art/craft supplies
kitchen wares
and more!

Free iced tea, and cats on leashes (not for sale!)

Sunday, July 28th
1859 Newton St NW
10am – 2pm

Will try to update with a tentative list of items or photos! Please email with any questions. Cash only! Street parking available.

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