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Celebrate Black Music Month: Billy Stewart & Van McCoy

Get your Hustle on and join us as we celebrate Black Music Month. The African American Music Association will celebrate the lives of Billy Stewart and Van McCoy through a panel discussion; musical performances and dance demos

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All Ages Gaming at Your Favorite Downtown Library

Jazz in the Basement: The Young Lions tribute to Omrao Brown and the Bohemian Caverns

The Bohemian Caverns operated as a nightclub from its opening in 1926, and after presenting many of the leading jazz musicians of the 1950's and 60's, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, the 11th and U St. NW venue became a historic DC landmark. It closed in 1968 shortly after the riots, and reopened in the late 1990's as part of the revitalization of U Street. From 2006 until early this year, the club was operated by Omrao Brown and regained its status as one of the top jazz clubs in the world, presenting both national and D.C.-based acts.

Capitol Hill Reads Finale by Thomas Mallon

Join us for a discussion of DC author Thomas Mallon's latest novel Finale, a story of politics during the Reagan years.  Note that our location will be Bayou Cafe at 901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Digital Estate Planning

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife? Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can create and protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email. Please bring devices or examples of digital assets you'd like to pass on.

Capitol View Library Community Meeting

The Capitol View Library will undergo an interior renovation. Join your friends and neighbors for a community meeting. Meet the design team Learn about the scope of the project Share your ideas about what you'd like to see in the renovated library Take Our Survey
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Upper NW Knitters

Join us as we learn to knit and crochet. We meet for two hours, several times a month, and supplies are free.
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Second Wednesdays at Baked & Wired

This summer, the library returns to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)! Visit the locally owned coffee shop and bakery from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and learn more about library resources and programs. (Photo by Baked & Wired.)
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Author Jane Mayer in Conversation with Hanna Rosin

Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three bestselling and critically acclaimed books, will appear in conversation with Hanna Rosin, co-host of NPR's Invisibilia podcast, and a national correspondent at the Atlantic. They will discuss Mayer’s latest book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.