Women & Bicycles

Women & Bicycles Flat Fix-It Clinic

Own a bicycle but embarassed to admit you can't fix a flat?  This hands-on clinic is for you!  Learn basic bike maintence with Washington Area Bicyclist's Association (WABA) and Black Women Bike DC. This clinic is part of WABA's Women and Bicycles monthly clinic series. 
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Women's History Ride with Women & Bicycles and DCPL

Support empowering women by hitting the road with us!   The Washington Area Bicycle Association's Women & Bicycles and DC Public Library are empowering women through biking!  This feminist history-themed bike ride will stop at four DCPL branches (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Anacostia and Southwest) for women’s history-related activities and will also feature a photo booth, snacks, and some surprises along the way!   
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SpeakeasyDC's True Tales from Five Fabulous Females

In celebration of Women's History Month, enjoy the unique personal stories of five female storytellers, live on-stage!  Whether it be date night, or a true "girls night out", this performance is sure to be entertaining, with all of the humor, awkwardness, and drama of everyday life.
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Is Stand Your Ground Law a Great Idea Today?

 In celebration of 2015 Black History Month, renowned trial lawyer William R. “Billy” Martin will discuss the topic "Is Stand Your Ground Law a Great Idea Today?" Mr. Martin, a guest commentator for MSNBC’s PoliticsNation during the George Zimmerman (Trayvon Martin) trial June to July in 2013, focuses on complex civil and white collar litigation before state and federal courts. He has tried more than 160 cases that have involved large corporations and high profile figures.

Zumba Class

Ditch the workout and join the party!  Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. This 45-minute class will be led by Library Associate and certified Zumba instructor Christine.   No experience is necessary, but all participants must sign a waiver. Come comfortably dressed for moving.
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CANCELED: 'The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More'

Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled. Please join us in the Peabody Room for “The Intriguing Aaron Burr: Vice President and So Much More” by Jamie Stiehm, U.S. News and World Report op-ed columnist. Aaron Burr Jr. was the third Vice President of the United States, serving under Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1805. The Peabody Room is located on the third floor of the library. This event is free.
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My School DC: School Lottery Information Session

Parents and caregivers are invited to join us for an information session about the common application and lottery process used by DC Public Schools and participating public charter schools.
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C.R. Gibbs African History and Culture Series

In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African History and Culture Series at six neighborhood libraries. Please join us at the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library for his lecture titled "Georgia Ave & The Civil War: The African American Story. Check here for other Black History Month events at DC Public Library!

Books on Film

  Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision.  "Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

Joy of Motion Dance - Dance Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

In celebration of Black History Month "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture", DC Public Library is pleased to welcome Joy of Motion Dance Center to several branch locations during February to lead dance instruction for adults, teens, and kids.