Their Eyes Were Watching God

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.  We will be meeting at Palisades Library on Tuesday, February 7, at 1 p.m., to discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston.  Please join us!

Coffee & Conversation

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join DCPL customers and staff for coffee, conversation, and sometimes even a craft on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Film Screening: "A Legacy of Mies and King"

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

What do you do with a library designed in the 1960s by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? The documentary, "A Legacy of Mies and King: Renovating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library," follows architect Francine Houben as she investigates the past and present to transform D.C.'s central library into a world class library.This screening will be held at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.

February Yoga at Georgetown -- New Time!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 11:15 am

Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 11:15 a.m. class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all ages and skill levels. February class schedule: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 Please note that as of February 7, this yoga class will move to a start time of 11:15 a.m.

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Disability Rights in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10:30 am

Do you want to know what employers can and cannot ask you regarding a physical or mental disability? Do you want to learn more about legal rights for people with disabilities in the workplace? This presentation by an attorney from Disability Rights D.C. will teach participants about sharing disability information with employers, how to request accommodations for a disability in the workplace, and what to do if you feel you have been discriminated against based on a disability.

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination in the Workplace

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 pm

Do you know the legal protections against discrimination you have as an employee in DC? At this workshop, Teresa Rainey from the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) will discuss DC’s progressive Human Rights Act, which protects DC workers against discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, and other protected traits. The workshop will also include information on how to file complaints with OHR if the Human Rights Act is violated. For more information, please contact Ashlee Johnson at (202) 849-8285. 
Historical newspaper clipping of Glover Park

The History of Glover Park

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:00 pm

Learn more about the history of Glover Park with local historian Carlton Fletcher. This event is an Age-Friendly DC activity, but anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about Glover Park History by clicking this link:
DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.The historic "I Am A Man" picket sign.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. image.Queen of Katwe movie poster.Shirley Chisholm postage stamp.President Barack Obama portrait.Almost Christmas movie poster.Loving movie poster.August Wilson image.Marion Barry image.Moonlight movie poster.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films. February 7 
Poetry Slam photo

Poetry Slam!

STEP UP TO THE MIC! For Black History Month and we're going to be rockin' the rhymes in a Poetry Slam.    Share a family friendly poem, rap, or spoken word piece. Cash prizes for the winners! Join Us! Cash Prizes!

MLK Library Construction Bidder Outreach @ RISE Demonstration Center

Smoot|Gilbane Construction will host a bidder outreach event for contractors interesting in learning about project specific scopes of work, timelines for modernization, and subcontractor prequalification requirements for the MLK Library construction project. This will be a CBE/SBE-focused event that will also allow job seekers to meet potential employers and register to receive hiring notices.