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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! Aug. 4 While We're Young Dramedy about a middle-aged couple whose lives are turned around when they meet a much younger couple. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star. Directed by Noah Baumbach. 97 minutes. 2015. R. Aug. 11  Dark Victory Classic tearjerker with the great Bette Davis as a wealthy woman with cancer. Also starring George Brent and Humphrey Bogart. Directed by Edmund Goulding.  106 minutes. 1939. NR  Aug. 18 

The Joy of Vegan Baking

Vegan Cookbooks for Everyone

Recipes for vegans, carnivores and everyone in between!

Calling all fruit and veggie lovers! These are the cookbooks for you. Whether you’re vegan or not, the cookbooks listed below are full of delicious, healthful recipes that are waiting for you to try out. If you’re new to being vegan, the books below will be a great way to start.

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Chip Py: Go-Go Photographer

Chronicler of Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown's last year!

Please join us Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center as we launch our celebration of Chuck Brown's birthday with a presentation by photographer Chip Py. Py has been shooting the D.C. music scene for the past 10 years and most recently had the unique opportunity to photograph Chuck Brown in his last year.

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Art Attack at National Portrait Gallery

Art Attacks

Teens! Come to our Art Attacks on Thursday, August 20 and Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.! On August 20, we will go to the exhibit "The Struggle for Justice" at the National Portrait Gallery and sketch any one of the following three portrauts: Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks or Thurgood Marshall. We will also sketch either Mary Terrell or Russell Means. On August 27, we will meet back in the Teen Space at MLK Library and sketch our self-portraits. We look forward to seeing you at our event! 

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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


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.

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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.