Harry Appelman

Jazz in Basement: Harry Appelman & Todd Marcus

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00 pm

Jazz in the Basement, a monthly series held at the Goethe-Institut Washington, presents pianist Harry Appelman and bass clarinetist, Todd Marcus. Join us for this free, afternoon concert featuring two great artists of the D.C. region.  Thank you to volunteer organizers, Bertrand Uberall and John Cook.  Goethe-Institut Washington is located at 1990 K St. NW (entrance on 20th St. NW) 
Hurston Wright Foundation

White Man, Listen! A Richard Wright Birthday Celebration

Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:00 pm

Come help the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation commemorate the birthday of Richard Wright with a celebration and discussion of one of his final published works, White Man, Listen! The Hurston/Wright Foundation invites the public to participate in a live recording of a podcast in which scholars Jovonne Bickerstaff, Ph.D. (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) and Natalie Hopkinson, Ph.D. (Howard University Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies) discuss the 1957 book comprised of his lectures in Europe.
Daisy Miller

Moveable Feast Classics Book Club

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 1:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Moveable Feast Classics Book Club.  We will be meeting at Georgetown Library on Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m. to discuss Daisy Miller, by Henry James. Please join us.

Adobe Creative Suite Drop-In

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

Reserve the library's Adobe Creative Suite laptop to work on an individual project, or learn how to use an Adobe CS program (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, and others). This SELF GUIDED (DIY) session is 3 hours long and your government-issued ID will be required. Please note that you may lose your reservation if you are late to your session 15 minutes or more. Please visit to register.

UNCENSORED: The First Amendment in Unprecedented Times - A Conversation with Lata Nott

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00 pm

The First Amendment has been a paramount right for all Americans since the signing of the Constitution and has been the backbone of free speech and free press. Recent events, such as Charlottesville, VA, have brought many questions regarding the rights given under the First Amendment. 
Flyer for Rayceen's Reading Room eventUNCENSORED : Banned Books Week

UNCENSORED : Rayceen's Reading Room

Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Rayceen Pendarvis and Team Rayceen are going to bring an exciting and engaging evening of entertainment to kick off DC Public Library’s Banned Book Week.
Contemplative painting of a field

Trauma Discussion Group

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join neuroscientist Bill Marks, Ph.D. and attorney Jeanine Hull in an ongoing discussion of the study of trauma. Please note that this discussion group talks about research and trends in the field of neuropsychology -- it is not a therapeutic endeavor. Free & open to the public. Email with any questions.

Small Business Development Workshop

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.

Beginners American Sign Language Classes

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2:30 pm

Join us in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. For information, call Neil Bailey at 202-698-6373 or email at

Beginner American Sign Language Classes

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. For information, call Neil Bailey at 202-698-6373 or email at