Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Join us in constructing and decorating gingerbread houses in celebration of the holiday season. All the tasty treats you need will be provided, along with some basic hints on how to make something sturdy and beautiful. RSVP to Faith at if you plan on coming.
Chuck Brown Day

Library Takeout at The 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day & Book Bag Giveaway

Join DCPL staff at the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Celebration and Book Bag Giveaway with the Chuck Brown Band, Plunky & Oneness and Secret Society. Visit the UNI, our mobile library bookshelf, to check out a book, learn about The Labs,
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, are available at the information desk.
Yoga pose

August Yoga at Georgetown

Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Questions? Email for more information or to join our email notification list.
Older Adults doing yoga

August Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+.August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
Tyrone Allen

Jazz in the Basement with the Tyrone Allen Quartet

Visit the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library for a Sunday afternoon with the Tyrone Allen Quartet, playing the music of Kenny Wheeler and others.  Theo Rosenfeld, Alto Saxophone Kenny Nunn,Tenor Saxophone Joshua Espinoza, Piano Tyrone Allen, Bass Jazz in the Basement is a monthly series designed to support and promote the local DC jazz community.   
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Hola Cultura’s DC Latino History Project

Hola Cultura interns have spent the summer investigating the history of Latinos in Washington DC, furthering research begun last summer when they mapped the Latino community from 1970 to 2010 and focused on how Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan became the first Latino neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.
Choose Courage

Collaborative Author Talk with Ruth Schimel, PhD

Please join Ruth Schimel, Ph.D., in a thoughtful, beneficial conversation in which she’ll use her expertise and experience to help you access your courage.

It's Chuck Brown's Birthday! Come and Celebrate it at the Woodridge Interim Library

Come and help us celebrate Chuck Brown's Birthday through his music, video clips and a discussion of the DC Go Go Movement.  You will also learn about the DC Public Library's Go-Go Archives and how to get free access to Chuck Brown's music by just having a DC Public Library library card.
Laser Printed Skull

Make Art with Lasers!

Make Art with Lasers!    Billy Friebele and Michael Iacovone, DCPL Makers-In-Residence, will discuss their upcoming exhibition at the Flashpoint Gallery which was created using the tools and equipment from the Fab Lab at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.