On April 28, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Dead Poets Society, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The "up the academy" tone of this award-winner has earned it a special niche in Hollywood history.
Peter Weir directed the film from a screenplay by Tom Schulman. Starring Robin Williams as a teacher using poetry to champion creativity and free expression, it is based on the screenwriter's own prep school experiences.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at this Special Event!
April is National Poetry Month. Come celebrate it at this "One Night Only" event.
Calling all poets! Come take the mike and take the room, as you join a community of poets sharing their work at your favorite downtown library for one night only.
On Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. local poets will gather in Room A-5 to share their work. You could be one of them!
Attendance is open to all, but participants must register online at:
If you like your books to be anchored in reality, with authentic characters and believable plots, these are the books for you. Characters’ decisions and actions will be easy to relate to, because they are things that can -- and have -- happened.
Musicians - they make great music and write powerful lyrics. Ever wonder if it’s because of reading striking and influential books? We asked the bands playing the April 2 Library Basement Show:
What book changed your life after you read it?
Listen to music newly added to National Recording Registry
The Library of Congress and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington added a number of new recordings to the National Recording Registry.
Every year, the Librarian of Congress is charged with picking 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Games galore for teens with Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii and More
Like playing video or board games? We’ve got you covered.
Come to Games Galore on Saturday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 215, and get gaming!
We will be playing Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, and board games. We also have some cutting-edge equipment from the AbleGamers Foundation that helps broaden access to video games to enable gamers of all physical and visual abilities.
This event is for teens ages 13-19.
Join author Garrett Peck as he details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.
We'll meet Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. on the third floor in Washingtoniana.
For more information, please call 202-727-1213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.