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"If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go"

by Judy Chicurel

A nostalgic look back on the summer of 1972. Much like that tumultuous time, this summer is full of tragedy, missed opportunity, lost love and relinquished innocence -- all with a feeling of anticipation for what is next.Katie's story mimics that of her small town of Elephant Beach. Once a vibrant town, it has become forlorn and stuck in a time that no longer exists. Katie longs to keep her idealized notions about home and love, but the changing culture around her keeps her on the outside looking in. 

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Celebrating Washington's Neighborhoods

Our City Film Festival encore

Did you miss the Our City Festival this year?  You can still see an encore of three of the best indie shorts that local filmmakers have to offer. Join us on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. for the following powerful and reflective documentary films:    Chinatown (2013, 28 mins)Yi Chen

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Come and Self-Publish With the DC Library Press

Labs at DC Public Library class offerings for aspiring writers

Maybe you've been working on your memoirs or a collection of self-help techniques? Perhaps you enjoy writing poetry and short stories? Considering publishing your writing from NaNoWriMo?  If any of these ideas strike a chord with you then you should definitely come visit the Digital Commons

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Read This NOT That!

Episode 6: Female Comedians

This episode is LONG overdue. Sorry for the delay!

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Complete in One Volume

Outstanding stand-alone fantasies for tweens and their adults

It all started with the Chronicles of Narnia. Or maybe it started with the 12 Wonderful Wizard of Oz sequels that L. Frank Baum wrote to meet the immense popular demand for more Oz stories.

June Jordan and Angela Davis

A Celebration of June Jordan and Angela Davis

A Place of Rage: Documentary film

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for a special showing of the documentary A Place of Rage. This 1991 documentary highlights the life and work of Black feminist activist and writer, June Jordan and legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis. Also features interviews with Alice Walker. We'll meet in Room 316.

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Collecting LGBTQ History

A panel discussion

Join us for a special panel discussion on the importance of collecting LGBTQ materials and the preservation of LGBTQ history and memory. Our panel will consist of a variety of specialists who focus on different aspects of LGBTQ history:   Derek Gray, Archivist in Special Collections, DC Public Library

Me & Dog

Picture Books About Pets

How Children and Pets Relate to Each Other

These charming picture books for children feature a wide variety of pets: dogs, a rabbit, a snake, a sloth, a horse, a bird, a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, and a dodo bird. The books also deal with following aspects of pet ownership: picking out a pet, taking good care of your pet, being aware of what your pet needs, and becoming a responsible pet owner. 

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Movie of the Month

'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'

Every hero has a story.  A billionaire high tech crime-fighter is no exception. Join us as we continue our Adult Summer Reading celebration with this animated fan favorite.

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Tuesday Night Movies

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! July 7 Get Hard Crazy comedy with Will Ferrell enlisting Kevin Hart’s help as he prepares to serve a prison sentence. Directed by Etan Cohen. 100 minutes. 2015. R. July 14   Ex Machina A programmer wins a competition; the prize…interaction with a beautiful artificial woman! Written and directed by Alex Garland.  108 minutes. 2015. R  July 21    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns [Parts 1 & 2]

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