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First Sunday Family Movie

A fun-filled holiday adventure that takes us to the beginning of Santa Claus' legendary friendship with Santa Paws. In this prequel to the hit holiday classic Santa Buddies, Santa Paws and his new canine and kid friends embark on a journey in New York City to find Santa Claus and restore the spirit of Christmas.
Film series for 2017 BLK Month

Fly Boys

Monday, February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us for the first in series of films featured for Black History Month. The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives and to prove to America that courage knows no color.
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The Great Debaters

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Come join us in celebrating Black History Month film series - Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.

Civil War Re-enactments featuring the Ladies of FREED

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join the ladies of FREED (Female Re-Enactors of Distinction) as they perform dramatic re-enactments recounting the stories of women of the Civil War era. FREED is an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Museum. Their mission is to “educate the public and to promote the accomplishments of the African American Civil War soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.”
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History of the Military Road School

Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join DCPL for a series of informative lectures on one of the District's first schools for the children of former slaves.
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Holiday Card Crafting

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Join us from 2 - 4 p.m. for an afternoon of seasonal crafting, where we will be making holiday-themed greeting cards and gift tags. All materials will be provided, and there will be a special performance by Georgetown University a cappella group GU Harmony.  Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+.

Donald J. Trump: An Assessment of the First 100 Days of His Presidency

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 pm

Will Donald J. Trump be the president 'for all Americans' as he pledged in his Victory Speech on Nov. 9, 2016? Mr. Trump's election as  the nation's next President has sparked controversy.  Many minorities and immigrants fear the prospect of a Trump administration, because of the billionaire's campaign promises.   Dismissing post-election despair, Trump's supporters believe that he will revitalize the economy and restore America's standing on the international stage.
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Matt Damon is back again as Jason Bourne!

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

It's been 10 years since Jason Bourne walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. Hoping to draw him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee to find him. Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons is also looking for him. As she begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling a sinister network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power.
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Suicide Squad/Task Force X - Either Way, It's Good!

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 pm

Figuring they're all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own. (via google)
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Design a Career You'll LOVE! with Blair Goins

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

Career Coach Blair Goins will help participants develop a plan before beginning the search for a new job. Free & open to the public. Please click this link to register.