The Torches

Fringe Music in the Library :: The Torches

Friday, December 9, 2016, 12:00 pm

The Torches were cobbled together by Stephen Guidry in the late winter of 2009 as his other band, The Cassettes retreated into hibernation. Hoping to find a repository and hopefully fertile crescent for the music that had been shaking around behind his eyes for sometime, the net was cast wide and drew in both old friends and new to create a ramshackle group, including banjo, oboe, harmonica, several-part vocal harmonies and cacophony, as well as some hollaring and stomping.
Elena & Los Fulanos

Fringe Music in the Library :: Elena & Los Fulanos

Friday, November 4, 2016, 12:00 pm

Formed in 2011, Elena & Los Fulanos came together on the streets of DC’s rapidly changing neighborhoods of Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant, where working immigrant communities co-exist with young political and nonprofit leaders. That is where Elena was introduced to the District’s mariachi, son, and punk music crowds and met her future band members. Together they are part of the city’s growing indie and international music scene.  

MLK Library Modernization Community Meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:30 pm

Plans for the modernization of the central library are nearing completion. -Come see the latest designs. -Learn about the project timeline -Hear about plans for library services during construction. Learn more at
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Archaeology of Tenleytown

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

Learn more about the history of human habitation in Tenleytown with Dr. Ruth Trocolli, the Archaeologist for the District of Columbia.
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Horror-Camp Double Feature

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:00 pm

Join us for two campy horror flicks : Cavegirl slasher B.C. Butcher courtesy of Troma Films, and Soultangler courtesy of Bleeding Skull Films. These films are gory, silly, and rated PG-13 so please be 13+.  In the lower level meeting room. 
International Games Day

International Games Day at Shaw Library!

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2:00 pm

International Games Day is a chance to celebrate games and libraries! Open play will take place from 2 - 5 p.m. and will feature: Pandemic: fight global plagues and save humanity! Forbidden Island: find the treasure and escape the island! Quirkle: match tiles and win points! For fans of Scrabble. Dixit: Every picture tells a story, what will your picture tell? The Resistance: Secret identities! Deduction! Deception! Sushi Go Party: Create the best sushi menu and win the most desserts! AND MANY MORE!
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Film Screening: Food Chains

Join local organization DC Fair Food at a screening of the award winning documentary film, Food Chains
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Learn about HIV/STIs

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 pm

Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center are partnering up with the Mt. Pleasant Library to bring you real talk about HIV and STIs. The LAYC's service providers will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the DC area, and answer any questions you might have.   Stop by the meeting room on the main floor. Free and confidential testing will be available. This program is for teens and adults ages 13 - 24.
Book it to Health

Book-it-to-Health - Healthy Cooking Class

Join us for Book-it-to Health for a healthy cooking class with Good Food Markets on Monday, October 17 at  6:30 p.m. Book-it-to-Health presents live instruction, simple, delicious, healthy recipes and nutrition information by trained nutrition specialists and chefs, and a raffle for free groceries! We have a great collection of healthy eating cookbooks. So bring your library cards, dig in and check out!  
give us the ballot

"Give Us the Ballot" - Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club, DC Reads Selection

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3:00 pm

This election year, DC Public Library encourages you to explore American democracy with a selection of books to spark your curiosity and open discussions. Join the Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for a discussion on Give Us the Ballot: Modern Struggle for Voting Rights by Ari Berman.