Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Gilda movie poster.

Movie of the Month

Rita Hayworth is 'Gilda'

On June 9, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, as we screen Charles Vidor's film noir jewel, Gilda. Released in 1946, the film stars Rita Hayworth as the headstrong vamp, Glenn Ford as the clever drifter, and George Macready as the absent, but controlling husband. 

C.R. Gibbs

The Civil War Forts of Anacostia

A lecture by C.R. Gibbs

Join historian, author, and lecturer C.R. Gibbs in the Black Studies Center on Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on the forgotten story of Anacostia's Civil War forts.

Social Media Promotion For Musicians: The Manual For Marketing Yourself, Your Band, And Your Music Online

Books About the Music Industry

Check out our new titles on the business of being a musician!

DCPL has acquired new titles on what it's like to be a musician in the 21st century. Check out some of these books, located in the nonfiction collection in Room 207: 

Rock Creek Singers

Rock Creek Singers in Concert

Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m.in the Great Hall

In celebration of Pride 2015, you are cordially invited to attend a performance by the Rock Creek Singers, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's chamber choir under the direction of GMCW's artistic director, Dr. Thea Kano. Offering a wide range of repertoire, from Broadway tunes to spirituals and folk songs, this ensemble has been delighting Washington audiences since its inception in 2000.

Evermore

Tales About Magic

Fantasy Picks from Ms. Steward

Does the everyday world bore you? Do you find it mundane and uninteresting? Then escape to the fascinating world of fantasy, and explore worlds of magic, dragons, witches, and immortality in the following books. Evermore by Alyson Noel

Selma movie poster.

Tuesday Night Movies

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

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! May 5 Selma

Original Star Wars movie poster.

Movie of the Month

George Lucas's 'Star Wars'

On May 19, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, as we revisit George Lucas's modern classic (also known as Episode IV - A New Hope), the film that launched an empire.

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Family Fun Time: Bike Decorating

Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m.

Celebrate National Bike Month with us by creating fun and fabulous decorations for your bikes, including bike license plates, noisemakers, streamers, and more. We'll provide the supplies, you bring your creativity! Can't wait until May 30? See what else is going on throughout DC Public Library to celebrate Bike Month by clicking on the "National Bike Month" tag at the bottom of the page. And be sure to check out our vast collection of children's picture books about bikes, such as these popular titles:

When Hans met Daysi

When Hans Met Daysi

Hans Kindler's bust gets a cleaning!

Hans Kindler, the conductor and founder of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1931 to 1949, donated his extensive orchestral score collection to the DC Public Library. Today, local and area orchestras can check out music for their upcoming concerts, relieving a bit of the financial stress of running a local arts organization. 

Image from BiPolarized film.  Closeup photo of man's face looking upwards surrounded by dark sky and cityscape looks like it is moving around the man.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Films by and about people with disabilities

DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival.  Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography. Bipolarized Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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