Neighborhood Library

The Deanwood Nonfiction Book Group

Join us to discuss nonfiction books.  We may discuss a book two meetings in a row, since we meet every other week.Upcoming Wednesday dates: January 4 and 18; February 1, 15 and 29.6:30-7 p.m. snacking and chatting7-8 p.m. book discussionUpcoming titles:Destined to Witness:  Growing up Black in Nazi Germany by Hans J. Massaquoi.Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War: a Memoirby Gbowee, Leymah.

One Book. One City. One Good Read.

DC Reads is a "program that promotes reading for pleasure by having city-wide celebrations focusing on one book."

Finding Good Health Information

Learn how to find the best health information online.  Learn how and where to search. Compare Google to health databases. Find out how you can get free subscription health databases with your library card.  Learn to evaluate the accuracy of information.Workshop is in the computer lab on Thursday, September 15, at 10 a.m.

Metro TeenAIDS

Metro TeenAIDS and Deanwood Library present Beyond the Books, the Birds & the Bees: HIV 101 and HIV testing, Monday, August 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.Participants ages 13 to 24 get a chance to win a $25 gift card.Testing only offered to those older than 13.For more information, please contact Courtney at 202-543-9355.

Comic Book Character Drawing Workshop

Come and join designer and instructor Maryanne Pollock, and make your own superhero-comic book  character. Friday, August 11, at 11 a.m.  Ages 6-12 are welcome. All programs are free and open to the public.

African-American Artists in Italian Opera

On Friday, September 23, at 1 p.m., we will look at the repertoire of black singing artists Robert McFerrin, Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price and Shirley Verrett in Italian opera. We will examine D.C. origins, in particular the efforts of Mary Cardwell Dawson and the National Negro Opera Company, with musical selections from Aida, La Forza del Destino, ll Barbiere di Siviglia and Madama Butterfly

Opera and Broadway

Come and explore how classical and operatic composers have adapted to public tastes. Enjoy "West Side Story/Candide, La Rodine and Lady in the Dark and Street Scene."Discover Puccini, Weil and Bernstein and the talents of the Washington National Opera singing artists.The program is open to all ages, and seniors are especially invited.  Friday, July 29, at 1 p.m.  All programs are free and open to the public.

National Geographic: Race to the End of the Earth

Join the National Geographic Museum in an epic race to the South Pole.  Discover the tricks and tools used by Antarctic explorers through time as you head out on your own expedition.  Will you choose dog sleds or skis?  Fishing or hunting? What combination of decisions led to the success of explorers through time, and what will lead to yours?Thursday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m.Ages 5-12.

American Sign Language Story Time

Come and join us for Kami and the Yaks told in American Sign Language by Andrea Stenn Styer.Tuesday, July 19, at 1:30 p.m.Ages 5-12.

Coyaba Dance Theater: Africa in Motion

Explore West Africa through dance, music and song.Children will experience traditional West African dance and drumming, which depicts daily life in  Africa.When:  Thursday, July 14 Time:  11 a.m.Where: Deanwood Library