Do you know your en passant from your en prise? Your Sicilian Defense from your Ruy Lopez opening? If not, no matter! If you want to learn the basics about how to play or are trying to find some new partners for live games, the MLK Chess Club is for you: we welcome players of all ages and skill levels. Just bring your desire to enjoy "the royal game," and we'll provide the board and pieces.
A Monthly Book Club Discussing Speculative Fiction by Women Writers
This will be our second series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence: in 2021 we read and discussed works by Jane Austen and other writers who examined issues of family, male-female relationships, the institutions that enforce gender roles, and the ability of individuals to bend or break the rules of those institutions.
For Women's History Month, check out a score to practice at home
Celebrate Women’s History Month and discover DC Public Library’s music score collection to inspire your creative side! With over 10,000 circulating scores, DC Public Library card holders can explore musical genres from classical to contemporary, rock, pop, jazz and everything in between.
Do you love Regency Romance or Victorian literature? Come meet like-minded literary souls as we celebrate the kickoff of Daughters of Jane on Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. This will be the first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting each March, we will honor a new woman author as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well as the work of other writers who have been impacted by her.
Join our Community Read & follow up with a fun chat
It is both Black History Month and Black Future Month at DC Public Library, so don't miss our Black Future Month Happy Hour!
Join our Community Read of author N.K. Jemisin's How Long 'Til Black Future Month? On Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m., we'll chat and share insights as we explore the worlds within Jemisin's short stories together.
This community hub, Blair Mushala writes, is a standout spot in Brookland for D.C. residents of all ages
It’s address is 1100 Michigan Avenue NE, but you can see it from all the way down 10th or 11th Streets. The name is only visible once you walk upon it, but everyone in the neighborhood knows Turkey Thicket Park and Recreation center, affectionately known as “The Rec." It is a large inclusive space, with huge windows and contains a lot to do. People can come by bus, walking or Metro; the closest Metro station is Brookland. This is the route I usually take, the walk from Brookland is less than 5 minutes.