Are you interested in a rich tradition of standard classical church music? Music of African American composers and heritage music? If so, you do not want to miss a free concert by The Morehouse College Glee Club, one of the nation's oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs.
On Friday, March 24, beginning at 12 p.m., the Morehouse College Glee Club will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.
What do you do with a library designed in the 1960s by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? The documentary, "A Legacy of Mies and King: Renovating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library," follows architect Francine Houben as she investigates the past and present to transform D.C.'s central library into a world class library.This screening will be held at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.
Performing at our Summer Reading Kickoff, June 4 at 2 p.m.
Milkshake is a Grammy-nominated rock duo for kids and kids at heart, made up of vocalist Lisa Mathews and acoustic guitarist Mikel Gehl. The group has released three award-winning CDs, including two Parents’ Choice Awards and a NAPPA Gold Award. Milkshake’s videos can be seen on Noggin, PBS KIDS, and Discovery Kids. As “Parents” Magazine says, “If kids don’t push the replay button…parents will!”
What challenges did the LGBTQ community face in the District in their struggle for recognition in the past? What legal protections does this community enjoy now? What are the current struggles for recognition and justice being faced by them now and where will the struggle for equal rights and social justice take the LGBTQ community next?
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion featuring some of the city’s LGBTQ champions:
K. Travis Ballie - Lead Organizer at NARAL Pro-Choice America; The DC Center for the LGBT Community
When I learned that DCPL was setting up a lab to transfer VHS videotapes to digital format, I had to try it. At home, we had not watched our home movies in years. I wanted to get my videos to a place where my family could watch and share them. I had started a digitizing project about a year ago and stalled. I needed a jump start and was curious to see how the library’s method compared to what I was doing at home.At Home
700+ historic photos added to the Willard R. Ross Postcard Collection
Over 700 historical photo-postcards by Willard R. Ross have been added to Dig DC, DC Public Library's home for digitized archival materials. The Willard R. Ross Postcard Collection now includes 1,100 images of Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas from the 1910s to 1930s.