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'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Documentary screening followed by a Q&A with Director Marvin Jones

The Chowan Discovery Group presents a new film about an extraordinary personality in education. Mrs. Molly Gibson Hundley was a teacher at the famous Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. The film reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her from her home, her campaign to save the historic Dunbar High School building, and the students who were inspired by her.  

mother's day crafts

Mother's Day Crafts

Tissue paper flowers

Mother's Day is around the corner! Make some Mother's Day crafts with us on Friday May 1, at 4 p.m. Children will learn to make tissue paper flowers and decorate a jar for their flower arrangements, and also make a card if time permits. While this program is for children of all ages, the very young may need adult assistance. Come and explore your creativity while having some fun.

Image from BiPolarized film.  Closeup photo of man's face looking upwards surrounded by dark sky and cityscape looks like it is moving around the man.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Films by and about people with disabilities

DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival.  Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography. Bipolarized Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Dia de los ninos

Dia de Los Ninos

Diversity In Action

Celebrate El día de los niños/ Children's Day on Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at our Music Time program. El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds and creatively celebrates all our children, the importance of bookjoy in their daily lives, and promotes celebrations that unite communities.

Shadowboxes

Wonderstruck Shadow Boxes

The art of collecting

On Wednesday, May 20, at 4 p.m., join us as we talk about the art of collecting and make our own shadow boxes. This program is in honor of Brian Selznick's book Wonderstruck, where they see a "cabinet of wonder" in a museum. Participants will learn the basics of how to preserve their own wondrous objects and then use materials to make their own cabinet of wonder.

Dwane Starlin

Save the Date

'An Evening with Robert Frost'

Save the date!  Palisades Library will be hosting "An Evening with Robert Frost," a one-man show presented by Dwane Starlin, on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m.  Please join us for this National Poetry Month program.

Travelwalk by Cary Kamarat

National Poetry Month: Cary Kamarat reads 'Travelwalk'

Celebrate National Poetry Month with travel-related poems

On Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m., the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will continue its National Poetry Month celebration with a reading from local poet and photographer Cary Kamarat. Mr. Kamarat is the author of the recent poetry anthology Travelwalk, a collection of travel-related poems and images.

"A girl is a half-formed thing" by Eimear McBride

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

May's Meeting

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for! Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.

Historic Restaurants of Washington cover

Author Talk: John DeFerrari

Chinese and Asian dining in D.C.

In the late 19th century, the first Chinese eateries opened in Washington. Dishes such as chow mein, chop suey, and Peking duck became favorites and were adapted for American tastes. The exotic fare added to Washington's culinary scene. At its peak, Chinatown was a popular local destination for Chinese food. Of special interest to Cleveland Park residents, Yenching Palace (formerly Peking Palace) opened in 1955 and was a long-time neighborhood fixture.

Your Friday Five: Poetry Month

Celebrate Poetry Month with Books About Poets and Their Worlds

Poetry Month can be celebrated in a variety of ways. Yes, you can and should take the time to read and write poetry at any of the numerous events happening around the city. But what if you do that year round? Perhaps you would enjoy reading more about some of the famous poets of the past. Below are five books that showcase the men and women behind the poems and illustrate how the people, events, and world around these artists shaped them and their work.

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