Join DC Public Library at the National Building Museum for story time fun for the entire family. These 30-40 minute programs are packed full of books, songs, and activities designed to be enjoyed by children 5 and under.
A musical performance from multi-instrumentalist Andrew White will introduce a panel discussion on the experimental and self-created artist in the District. Panelists will talk about the unique spaces they occupy and perspectives they share—from being a musician, a visual artist, a photographer, operating a venue to publishing a zine on defunct artist-run spaces.
*This concert has been cancelled due to inclement weather.*
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library in partnership with the Goethe-Institut of Washington, presents a chamber music series (formerly titled the Brown Bag Chamber Recital), free and open to the public. Performers include internationally-known, local musicians Ralitza Patcheva, Vasily Popov, and special guest performers.
The Morehouse College Glee Club & Quartet, one of the longest-standing, all-male collegiate choral groups, will perform a free concert of repertoire ranging from African-American heritage compositions to arrangements of modern popular music. For over 40 years, this exceptional choral group has been performing at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library, inviting Morehouse alumni and the Washington, D.C., community at large to attend. This year, during the MLK Library modernization, this annual concert will take place next door at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G St. NW).
The estate of the founder and conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, Hans Kindler, donated his library of orchestral performance sets to the DC Public Library in 1951. This special collection includes over 900 titles and is available for use, without charge, by musical groups in the Washington Metropolitan region.
Join us there on first Wednesdays beginning in May
Need a library card and a latte? A book and a baked good?
Then get ready! Because with the warm weather comes the return of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library's monthly visits to Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)!
Beginning on May 6, you can drop by the locally owned coffee shop and bakery from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and use our Library Takeout service to sign up for a library card, check out materials, and more.
We love the classics and literary fiction here at the Chevy Chase library, but it can’t all be Middlemarch, right? Sometimes you have to read something fun, easy and frequently ridiculous. Then, preferably, you want to discuss it over drinks with friends.
Hence Chevy Chase DC Library’s new book club, Lowbrow Throwdown.