Are you a teen or preteen who loves to read? You know what makes reading a book even better? Discussing it with others.Come to the Teen Book Club at Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, a casual group sponsored by the DC Public Library that meets the last Thursday of each month. Our next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.
The War of 1812, often referred to as “The Second War of Independence,” saw not only the burning of Washington DC and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, but also brought about the rise to prominence of our fledgling navy.
Join local author Scott D. Seligman as he discusses his book, Three Tough Chinamen, which chronicles the lives of the Moy brothers, late-19th-century Chinese immigrants to America who crossed lines and broke barriers. They were tough men whose lives were hemmed in by prejudice and restrictive laws. They were scrappy and ambitious. And they were in the U.S. to stay.
A hired killer, a stolen chemical formula, blackmail, traitors, counterfeit money, a manhunt, and forbidden love all combine in this classic film noir, based on the Graham Greene novel, A Gun for Sale.Join other noir enthusiasts in the second-floor auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. for the film and discussion, including why this is a classic of the genre.
Is beauty only skin-deep? Scar-faced blackmailer, Anna Holm (Joan Crawford), is offered a new face and a clean slate. Can she leave her shady past behind and build a new life, or will her thirst for revenge drag her down?
Each month we will gather at Public Bar in Tenleytown to discuss a graphic novel and another item on a similar theme. Some months it might be a novel, some months it might be a film. To R.S.V.P. for the event, visit the Meetup page.
Come Hear Marc Talk about His Newest Book, "Bill, the Boy Wonder"
Marc Nobleman, author of more than 70 children's books, will join us on Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. to talk to kids in grades 5 and up about his most recent book, Bill, the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman.Every Batman story is marked with the words “Batman created by Bob Kane.”But that isn’t the whole truth.
In High Sierra, Roy “Mad Dog” Earl (Bogart) is sprung from prison so he can help plan the robbery of a resort hotel, then finds himself on the run and trapped in the Sierras after the robbery goes awry. Can he escape or will his quest for the love of two women be his downfall?