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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Teen Poetry Open Mic

Louder Than A Library: Teen Poetry Events

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

5 p.m.
Louder Than A Library is a poetry partnership with Split This Rock. Events will include Teen Poetry Workshops and a Teen Poetry Open Mic. Teens will learn techniques on how to enhance their creative writing and then get an opportunity to recite their own work at an Open Mic. All events are free and refreshments will be provided for teens who attend events. Event dates:  Teen Poetry Workshop Thursday, April 20, 5-7 p.m. Bellevue Library main meeting room Teen-only event  
Mongol

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Film Showing: Mongol

Georgetown Library

5 p.m.
For Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be showing the film, Mongol. The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series 2017

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
As part of the First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series, each month, two featured local poets will read from their original works. Open mic follows the featured readings.   

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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English-Mandarin Bilingual Storytime

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. We will host a special English-Chinese Bilingual storytime for children. Everyone is welcome...you don't have to speak Chinese (or English)!  Free and Open to All.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Road Home

Marvelous Movie Monday: "The Road Home" (2 p.m. Showing)

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a free movie showing of The Road Home directed by the great Chinese director Zhang Yimou. It tells the story of a man who returns home for his father's funeral.  There, he tells us the story of the love between his parents.  China, 1999, rated G, 1 hour and 30 minutes.  With English subtitles.
Road Home

Marvelous Movie Monday: "The Road Home" (6:30 p.m. Showing)

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for a free movie showing of The Road Home directed by the great Chinese director Zhang Yimou. It tells the story of a man who returns home for his father's funeral. There, he tells us the story of the love between his parents.  China, 1999, rated G, 1 hour and 30 minutes.  With English subtitles.  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Photo of Dakshina dancers

Banghra/Bollywood Dance Class for Adults

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Take a Banghra/Bollywood dance class to have fun, work out and learn about other cultures. The class is forty-five minutes long, suitable for adults, and free. Teachers from the Dakshina Dance Company will lead the class.

Friday, May 12, 2017

young girl smiles while holding bike with young boy smiling behind her

Snapshots of a Bike Journey

Mt. Pleasant Library

1:30 p.m.
In celebration of National Bike Month, 826DC will present a writing workshop. Young writers will journey through the children’s room, writing about what they see, feel, and hear on an imaginary bike journey. Writers will document their experiences in their journals and on self-decorated postcards.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Library Lovers Like to Bike 2017!

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
SAVE THIS DATE... this is going to be epic! Register your little ones and yourselves at libraryloversliketobike.splashthat.com for our 4th annual "Library Lovers Like to Bike" event. It's a free, leisurely 3.5-mile family bike ride to celebrate our public libraries and National Bike Month!
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Library Lovers Like to Bike 2017

Northeast Library

10 a.m.
SAVE THE DATE!  It's DC Library's 4th Annual "Library Lovers Like to Bike" event. It's a free, leisurely, family-friendly 3.5-mile bike ride to celebrate our public libraries and National Bike Month!

Monday, May 15, 2017

'The Bike Lesson' Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'The Bike Lesson'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 15 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.The Bike Lesson by Stan and Jan Berenstain is the featured piece.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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English-Chinese Bilingual Storytime

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

10:30 a.m.
May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. We will host a special English-Chinese Bilingual storytime for children. Everyone is welcome...you don't have to speak Chinese (or English)!  Free and open to All.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Book club

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tour de DCPL 2017

Tour de DCPL VIII

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

9 a.m.
Library staff discovered a great way to explore the ongoing transformations at the DC Public Library -- by bike!
APA Month logo

English-Chinese Bilingual Storytime

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. We will host a special English-Chinese Bilingual storytime for children. Everyone is welcome...you don't have to speak Chinese (or English)!
Nate Scheible

Fringe Music in the Library - Nate Scheible

Southeast Library

2:30 p.m.
Nate Scheible is a DC based drummer by way of Cleveland who has performed and recorded in a variety of bands and ensembles spanning multiple genres over the past 20 years. Regular collaborators over the past decade have included Mark McGuire, Bob Drake, Ian McColm, Patrick Cain, Layne Garrett, Luke Stewart, the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, and countless others.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

young girl smiles while holding bike with young boy smiling behind her

I Made It Myself: Bike Month Edition

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate National Bike Month with us by making a personalized license plate for your bike. Ages 2-8.
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Bilingual Story Time in English and Mandarin

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a bilingual Story Time in English and Mandarin Chinese. We will sing songs, hear stories, and enjoy rhymes in both languages. No foreign language experience is required. This program is for all ages.

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Duck on a Bike" Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Features 'Duck on a Bike'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers and actors! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Duck on a Bike by David Shannon is the featured piece.  
Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the fourth Monday each month for Cookbook Club! Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats. Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!   Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373 to RSVP.
Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

History/Biography Book Club

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the History/Biography Book Club will be discussing Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. We will be meeting at the Tenley Neighborhood Library on Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

together

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Film Showing: "Together"

Georgetown Library

5 p.m.
For Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will be showing the film, together.   A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.
Photo of Dakshina dancers

Banghra/Bollywood Dance Class for Adults

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Take a Banghra/Bollywood dance class to have fun, work out and learn about other cultures. The class is forty-five minutes long, suitable for adults, and free. Teachers from the Dakshina Dance Company will lead the class.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

chipotle fundraiser

2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
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.
First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series 2017

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
As part of the First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series, each month, two featured local poets will read from their original works. Open mic follows the featured readings.   

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book club

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the fourth Monday each month for Cookbook Club! Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats. Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!   Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373 to RSVP.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series 2017

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
As part of the First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series, each month, two featured local poets will read from their original works. Open mic follows the featured readings.   

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Book club

Adult Book Club

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Recipe Swap

Cookbook Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

7 p.m.
Join us the fourth Monday each month for Cookbook Club! Each month meet up with other cookbook enthusiasts to exchange recipes and sample treats. Check back each month for a new, featured recipe!   Please see the Adult Services Librarian for more information, or call 202-698-6373 to RSVP.