Making DC Punk Archive Tshirts at the Library Basement Show

Library Basement Show with Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack

Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack are playing the next Library Basement Show! Doors are at 6 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m., over by 8:30 p.m..

In Depth Home Ownership Seminar

Need help navigating the path to home ownership? Cedric Lewis, Community Loan Officer at Operation HOPE will share info on how to buy a home. Mr. Lewis will be joined by a team ready to answer your questions. Speakers include a home inspector, loan officer and title company representative. 
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Medic Against Bomb: An Evening with Frederick Foote

The DC Public Library presents an evening with Frederick Foote. Mr. Foote is a local poet and physician whose work has appeared in Commonweal, The Progressive, JAMA and many other publications. His book of poetry, Medic Against Bomb, won the 2013 Grayson Books poetry prize. He will read from his work and present an interactive display of his inspirations and travels.

Living Poetically: A Pictorial View of of the World Through Poetry

How do your senses view the world? Poetry is in our everyday life. You just have to recognize it! Come and express yourself poetically with poet and author Deborah Johnson as we celebrate National Poetry Month.  
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As part of the 2015 Environmental Film Festival, the Shaw Library presents, THE PIPE. Rossport is an idyllic Irish coastal town. When Shell Petroleum obtained a lease for nearby natural gas reserves, and the Irish Government refused to help block the construction of a huge pipeline, the people of Rossport fought back. THE PIPE is the 2010, award-winning documentary of their fight. Join us for the film and a discussion with the film-maker on Thursday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room. The film runs for 83 minutes.
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Performing Arts and the Queer Aesthetic

Two local performers lead a discussion about contemporary gay performing artists' expression of their identity through their art. This program is presented by East River Jazz, in partnership with the DC Public Library.
Billy Strayhorn

Day Dream: A Dramatic Reading

Written by Jazz vocalist Barry Morton and HIV activist Rodderick Sheppard, Day Dream is a play inspired by the life of jazz artist and composer Billy Strayhorn. Contrasting Billy's journey with the journey of Andre, an aspiring jazz vocalist, the play is set in two periods: Billy in 1965 and Andre in 2015.
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Poetry in Translation: Reading and Open Mic

The DC-Area Literary Translators Network is hosting a reading featuring local poetry translators followed by an open mic celebrating poetry in translation. You are invited to read poetry that has been translated from any language into English (or from English into other languages). Your contribution should be a total of one poem or 4 minutes maximum. Hosted by Yvette Neisser Moreno co-chair of DC-Area Literary Translators Network and featuring:
Coat Drive

Coat Giveaway Extravaganza

Stop by Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12 between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a FREE Gently Used Winter Coat and warm refreshments. Call 202-727-5012 for more details.    
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A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Bard in the month of his birth with a talk by a Folger Shakespeare Library docent and a group reading of the first act of