Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibit One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey.
Join the library and CityCenterDC for Kid's Corner every Thursday, May through September. Librarians from the DC Public Library will lead a 30-to-40-minute story time full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays. Kid's Corner story time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun outdoor environment.
The Park at CityCenter is located at the corner of 10th and I Street NW.
Visit the DC Punk Archive at Fort Reno's 50th Anniversary concert season! Make a DC Punk Archive button, learn about our collections and upcoming programs or sign up to volunteer with the archive. We'll also be sharing information and connecting customers with the National Parks Service legacy of supporting Summer in the Parks, 1968 and today.
DC Public Library will host a 10:30 a.m. story time every Tuesday, June 5 - July 31, in Chinatown Park, at 6th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW. This hour-long event will feature stories, rhymes, songs and more in a lovely outdoor setting.
Recommended for ages 5 and under.
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 and Vasily Popov, as well as special-guest performers.
June 7: J. Orozco, J. Lee, violins, M. Montano, viola, V. Popov, cello.
Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibitOne Year: 1968, An American Odyssey.
For the August installment of Jazz in the Basement, the DC Public Library and the Goethe-Institut Washington present the phenomenal Brian Settles and Anthony Pirog in a rare and unique duo setting. Jazz in the Basement is a monthly concert series featuring local jazz artists, coordinated with the assistance of volunteers Bertrand Uberall and John Cook.
Drop by the King Green Leaf Recreation Center for the kick off to the annual Beat the Streets series of free summer festivals, June 20, 2 - 7:30 p.m. Learn about various community organizations while enjoying live performances and other activities.
DC's popular street festival series returns this summer with more live performances by local artists, food and activities for kids, all free and open to the public. Drop by the DC Public Library table between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Rita Bright Community Center, located at 14th and Clifton Streets, NW for free books, giveaways and details about the latest free digital resources and Summer Challenge. See you there!
For the renovation of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library, the majority of our circulating sheet music collection has been put into storage, to ensure this unique collection is preserved and can again be made available upon reopening the central library. During this period of time, there is a small representative collection at the Shepherd Park (Juanita E.
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.