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Marvelous Movie Mondays: "In and Out" (2 p.m. Showing)

Monday, June 19, 2017, 2:00 pm

Free film showing: In and Out. US, 1997, rated PG-13, 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Comedy about a small-town English teacher who is unexpectedly outed right before he is to marry a woman.  Starring Kevin Kline, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Wilford Brimley and Bob Newhart. This movie will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Marvelous Movie Mondays: "Sully" (6:30 p.m. Showing)

Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

Free film showing: Sully.  US, 2016, rated PG-13, 96 minutes long. Tom Hanks stars as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009. This movie will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Marvelous Movie Monday: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" (6:30 p.m .Showing)

Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:30 pm

Free film showing:  Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.   US, 2016, rated R, 1 hour and 50 minutes.
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Marvelous Movie Monday film: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"

Monday, May 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Free film showing:  Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.   US, 2016, rated R, 1 hour and 50 minutes.  An Iraq War veteran feels alienated from a society that doesn't understand the sacrifices of its soldiers.  Directed by Ang Lee. This movie will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Song of the Lark

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.  We will be meeting at Georgetown Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 1 p.m., to discuss Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather.  Please join us!

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.
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'InterGalactic InterGeneration Station' at the Funk Parade

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12:00 pm

Join your local library at the Funk Parade this year, with the InterGalactic InterGeneration Station at Harrison Recreation Center (1330 V St. NW). We'll be exploring the world of percussion with live performances, build-your-own drum workshops, costume creation stations and more, all in the theme of this year's event: Future Funk!
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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.”
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.
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,