The Path Between the Seas

History Book Club

Monday, July 10, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join our monthly History Book Club as we "build a better world" for our summer reading program. We'll be discussing The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough.

Library Lovers Like to Bike 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 am

SAVE THE DATE!  It's DC Library's 4th Annual "Library Lovers Like to Bike" event. It's a free, leisurely, family-friendly 3.5-mile bike ride to celebrate our public libraries and National Bike Month!

DCPL at Chinatown Parks with DowntownDC

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12:30 pm

Join DCPL Library Staff at DowntownDC BID's Chinatown Parks afternoon activation. We'll be there on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, May through September from 12 pm - 1:30 pm. Activities: Access free WiFi and get some work done on your mobile device Learn about DCPL's online resources or answer questions you may have, with DCPL staff on-hand  Add your oral history to the archive! DCPL Library Staff will be collecting stories from local residents as part of DCPL's Know Your Neighborhood initiative.

Mindfulness Meditation 101

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11:00 am

Many benefits include:   Increase clarity, alertness and focus  Lower blood pressure  Improve memory  Reduce anxiety and stress  Deepen inner discipline  Slow down your thoughts  Improve work performance
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Book Hill Talks - David Silbey, Cornell University "The Battle That (Pretty Much) Ended World War II in the Pacific: Leyte Gulf, 1944”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:00 pm

"The Battle of Leyte Gulf had everything:  aircraft carriers attacking each other; an old fashioned battleship duel; an amphibious landing; MacArthur returning to the Philippines; and the first kamikazes.  It was the last battle at which the Imperial Japanese Navy could manage substantial resistance, and it was a much closer run thing than it should have been.  This talk will look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf and discuss what happened, why, and how the phrase “the world wonders” caused the American Admiral ‘Bull' Halsey to break into tears.”

Learn How to Take Portraits

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:30 am

Learn how to take stunning portraits with your camera or cell phone. Disposable cameras can also be provided.  This workshop will last two hours and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald
Cutting for Stone

Book Club in American Sign Language: Cutting for Stone

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 pm

Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.
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Grief 101

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

Learn about grief, its stages, and moving on in this helpful workshop. Steve Asher, MSW, LICSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, will facilitate this free event: Open to the public, it is a class about the grieving process, not an actual therapy session. The workshop will seat audience members on a first-come, first-served basis.
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,
Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation

Tuesday Night Movies: A Weekly Film Series for Adults in Auditorium A-5

Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation   Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt. This time around, the 'Syndicate' is out to destroy the IMF! Also starring Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. 132 minutes. 2015 PG-13