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Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

DC Reads: District Comics

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for discussion of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington DC edited by Matt Dembicki. A graphic novel anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis.
District Comics

Palisades Book Club

Palisades Library

7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Palisades Book Club.  In celebration of DC Reads, we will be discussing District Comics, edited by Matt Dembiski, at Palisades Library, on Tuesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Drown Book Cover Image

Junot Diaz and the Art of Writing in Spanglish

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Do you know what a “flaca” is?  How about a “pato” or “jaiva”?  Welcome to the world of Junot Diaz’s remarkable debut work of fiction, Drown, written in Spa

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

DC Reads: The Hopefuls

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Jennifer Close's The Hopefuls.

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Happy Halloween

Halloween Storytime

Parklands-Turner Library

10 a.m.
Come and join the staff of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library and get ready for Halloween by listening to some spooky spectacular stories, Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. Plan to have fun, sing Halloween songs, and count down the days until trick-or-treat! 
Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
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Black Literature Book Club

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
In celebration of DC Reads in October 2016, the Parklands-Turner Black Literature Book Club will host a librarian-led discussion on October 25 at 2:00 p.m., where thoughtful sharing and insightful comments lead to even greater enjoyment of this specially selected title for 2016. 

DC Reads: Democracy in Black

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s book Democracy in Black.  Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, Glaude argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap” - with white lives valued more than others - that still distorts our politics today.

Eddie Glaude Jr. on Democracy in Black

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. to speak about his book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. This is a ticketed event.  Please visit our Eventbrite page to secure your free ticket.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

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Halloween Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Trick or Treat!  We are excited to announce Petworth's fifth annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover! This year, we will be celebrating Halloween with your plush pals. Kids are welcome to wear costumes, and to dress their friends in costume. Children will leave their friends overnight to have spooky adventures at the library! All ages are welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

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Trick or Treat!

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
Kids, Get a head start on Trick-or-Treating at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Come and learn about the history of Trick-or-Treat while making your very own kitty-cat or jack-o-lantern bag! After you make your bag, library staff will fill it with candy and you can take it home, along with your new few fun facts about Halloween! This event is for children ages 2 to 12. Parents, please feel free to join in the fun! 

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Anacostia Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

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Halloween Craft

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Drop in and join us for a Halloween craft in the Children's Room between 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, and check out some great Halloween materials while you're here.  Happy Halloween!

DC Reads: District Comics

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Join us for discussion of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington DC edited by Matt Dembicki. A graphic novel anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy ban
jack o lantern

Ready, Set Celebrate Halloween Fun

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

3 p.m.
Ready, set, come for Halloween fun at your Library.  Dress up in masks and costumes and join the party.  Children will hear stories and learn why ghosts and skeletons and other creepy creatures are associated with Halloween.  Celebrate Halloween fun and trick-or-treat.  For ages 5-12.  This program is free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

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Halloween Costume Karaoke and Craft

Petworth Library

4:30 p.m.
No need to scream or growl if your looking for something fun to do on Halloween! Join us for some ghastly themed music as we sway to a terrifying beat. Join us in the children's room for some karaoke and a simple craft. You can dress in your favorite costume or come as you are. For ages 6 and up. 

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

DC Reads: Democracy in Black

Northwest One Library

6 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s book Democracy in Black.  Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, Glaude argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap” - with white lives valued more than others - that still distorts our politics today.

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Chevy Chase Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. 

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

DC Reads: The Hopefuls

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Jennifer Close's The Hopefuls.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Parklands-Turner Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Monthly Film Festival

Parklands-Turner Library

12 p.m.
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month.  Screen Times:  Tuesdays at noon  Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

DC Reads: Give us the Ballot

Woodridge Library

3 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Ari Berman's Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

12 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.