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Our library staff have created guides that point you to resources -- in our libraries and online -- that can help you answer questions, do homework, start new ventures or just find out more about a topic you're interested in.

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Adult Continuing Educational Resources
by TaChalla Ferris - Last Updated May 27, 2014
A guide to adult education resources provided by DCPL and information on the Adult Literacy Resource Center
148 views this year
American History
by Becky Fritz, Thomas Sewell - Last Updated Nov 25, 2013
A literary journey through the history of the United States
428 views this year
Arts and Crafts for Kids
by Alison O'Brien - Last Updated Jun 24, 2014
28 views this year
Bikes and Books
by Peter Sullivan - Last Updated May 13, 2014
Bike non-fiction, guidebooks, literature and more, including resources geared toward DC.
111 views this year
Car Buying and Repair
by Dunnell Brown - Last Updated Jul 17, 2014
A guide to help you navigate your way through the car buying and repairing processes.
31 views this year
Community Helpers
by Anne Lyon - Last Updated Jun 15, 2014
Who are the people in your neighborhood? This LibGuide is for elementary-age students.
60 views this year
DC Public Library Research Guides
by Maryann James-Daley - Last Updated Nov 19, 2013
The homepage for DC Public Library Libguides.
12,880 views this year
District of Change: Making DC Better for the Arts
by Eric Riley - Last Updated May 23, 2014
The District has a rich artistic history, including the Go-Go scene, punk rock, the Washington Color School and other artistic movements. As the city continues to grow and change can artists still find a welcoming home in DC?
260 views this year
Dorothy I. Height: Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement
by Wanda Jones - Last Updated Apr 9, 2014
An introduction to the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dorothy. I. Height
25 views this year
Elementary Biographies of Famous Artists
by Brandon Digwood, Cameron Myers - Last Updated Jun 3, 2014
This is a guide for school age children for finding information on famous artists.
146 views this year
Everyday Legal Reference
by Megan McNitt - Last Updated May 22, 2014
49 views this year
Financial Planning
by Megan McNitt - Last Updated Dec 15, 2013
A research guide on the topic of personal financial planning with an interest in life stages and life role.
459 views this year
Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.
by Lauren Martino - Last Updated May 21, 2014
Resources to accompany the 2013 DC Reads book selection, "Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia".
260 views this year
Getting Started With Social Media
by Maryann James-Daley - Last Updated Dec 17, 2013
A guide on the basics of the social media platforms you've heard about -- but have been too shy to ask.
216 views this year
Getting Started with Washington, D.C. History
by Lauren Martino - Last Updated Mar 31, 2014
Resources to jump-start your Washington, D.C. history research.
2,526 views this year
Graphic Novels and Comics
by Patty Reeber - Last Updated Jul 14, 2014
Guide to the graphic novels and comics in the DCPL collection.
24 views this year
Healthy Cooking
by Megan McNitt - Last Updated Dec 15, 2013
This guide offers information on ways to eat healthy.
319 views this year
Home DIY
by Erin Friel - Last Updated Jun 15, 2014
A guide to home improvement resources
27 views this year
Jane Austen
by Julia Strusienski - Last Updated May 30, 2014
A guide to all things Jane Austen--including her novels, fiction inspired by her work, information about her life, and more.
63 views this year
Juvenile Mysteries & Adventure
by Ruth Fitts - Last Updated Dec 12, 2013
Whodunnits and Detectivework! Espionage and Adventure!
448 views this year
Language Learning
by Debra Shumate - Last Updated Nov 21, 2013
Resources in the library and online for learning a language on your own.
1,116 views this year
LGBTQ Fiction and Resources for Teens
by Samantha Kline - Last Updated Jun 29, 2014
This is a comprehensive guide to LGBTQ books and resources for teens at DC Public Library, including lists of award winning fiction, new fiction reads, graphic novels, nonfiction, downloadable Ebooks and even online resources!
83 views this year
Military Prep
by Marcus Waide - Last Updated Jul 16, 2014
Are you preparing to join the armed services? You've come to the right place!
30 views this year
by Shawn McDermott - Last Updated May 25, 2014
A resource guide to help answer all your mythology questions.
211 views this year
Pet Training
by Patricia Wood - Last Updated Jun 17, 2014
Information on how to train all kinds of pets.
43 views this year
Public Speaking
by Alexis Stapp - Last Updated Jun 25, 2014
Books, audiobooks and online resources to help prepare for public speaking
30 views this year
Sing, Talk, and Read with Your Child
by Lesley Mason - Last Updated May 3, 2014
Early Literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Using a "Sing, Talk, and Read" method you can get your child ready to learn to read.
939 views this year
Southeast DC Neighborhood History
by Lauren Martino - Last Updated Jun 18, 2014
Neighborhood history resources for Southeast DC.
1,003 views this year
Southwest DC Neighborhood History
by Lauren Martino - Last Updated Jun 12, 2014
Resources for Southwest Washington, DC neighborhood research
35 views this year
Starting a New Business
by Ben Coburn - Last Updated Feb 27, 2014
A guide to help you locate necessary resources for starting a new business.
413 views this year
Travel Planning
by Megan Janicki - Last Updated May 14, 2014
A guide to help you decide where to go and how to get there.
113 views this year
Urban Gardening
by David Quick - Last Updated May 22, 2014
Books and online resources useful for urban gardeners in Washington, DC.
639 views this year
Victorian Literature
by Alana Quarles - Last Updated Jun 4, 2014
Fiction, biographies, history, films and poetry of the Victorian era.
32 views this year
Zinio Digital Magazines
by Maryann James-Daley, Clara Ruttenberg - Last Updated May 9, 2014
A guide on accessing Zinio Digital Magazines.
15,639 views this year

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