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New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band by Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Open Your Ears to Musical Treasures

Listen to music newly added to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington added a number of new recordings to the National Recording Registry. Every year, the Librarian of Congress is charged with picking 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Gilbane and Perkins Eastman Selected to Design New Cleveland Park Library

The DC Public Library has selected the design-build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the Cleveland Park Library project. Located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, the Cleveland Park Library has been slated to be rebuilt or completely renovated. The project is currently funded at $18.6 million.

Book cover for Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m.

Audience members will be treated to four short films from 2014 about the world all around. FINconceivable, Lucky Ducklings (Washington, D.C. premiere), The Marvelous Musical Report of the Marine National Monuments and Me...Jane are sure to delight. Ages 2-5.

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'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde'

'Metamorphosis' lecture series

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on April 21 at 6 p.m.  We will be discussing The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Jonathan Loesberg, professor of literature at American University. 

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She's A Real Amateur

Female amateur sleuths who are better than the pros

Sure, sometimes being called an amateur's an insult, but when it comes to mystery novels, amateur detective status usually means you're the one showing the officials how it's done. Or even the only one perceptive enough to realize there's a mystery to be solved.

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Kids LOVE Karaoke

You can be a shining star!

Celebrate National Karaoke Week on Monday, April 20 and Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. with Kids Love Karaoke, two special programs to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10. Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!

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Jazz in my Jammies

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Petworth Library

Tax woes making you and your family sad? Well, jump into your jammies and let some jazzy beats make you glad! Join us April 7 at 6:30 p.m. for some swinging stories, recorded jazzy jams, dandy dances as well as vintage video clips with jazz themes. This program is appropriate for ages 3 to 7. Wearing comfortable pajamas to storytime is optional, but encouraged. Groups of 9 or more, please call 202-645-8337 to register in advance.

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Fairy Tales - Revised

Look at fairy tales in a new light

My favorite class in college was called "Revisioning the Classics." In this class, we read classic texts like Hamlet and Antigone, and then modern retellings like

Collage Lab

Overcoming Artist's Block

Books to Awaken Your Creativity

Are you in an artistic rut? Artist's block got you down? The following books are sure to help you get back in your creative zone. I've selected a few titles that have personally helped me, and one new publication that I can't wait to download. No matter your discipline, any of these books will inspire you to lose your fears, get loose and start creating art once again.

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