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Coffee + Conversation Summer Sessions

Exploring Visual Thinking Strategies with the Art of "Picturing America"

Coffee + Conversation at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library presents Summer Sessions: "Picturing America", a special six-part discussion series examining great works in the history of American art. Stop by the library on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. for one or all of our meetings -- no previous experience, registration, or commitments required. Enjoy great conversation and critique served up fresh alongside tasty snacks and free coffee (courtesy of the DC Public Library Foundation). Questions?

Library projects

Latest Construction Updates

Find out the latest on renovations and improvements to your libraries

DC Public Library is building and renovating libraries across the city to provide state-of-the-art library services. To date, 15 libraries have been completely rebuilt or renovated. Find out more information at dclibrary.org/news/constructionupdates.  

New Cleveland Park Library

The Cleveland Park Library will be rebuilt. DC Public Library has selected the design-build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project. Learn more about the project at dclibrary.org/newclevelandpark.

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Prime Suspect: Tennison

Begins Sunday, June 25 on WETA

In January 1992, the British police procedural mystery "Prime Suspect" series began its inaugural American broadcast on PBS's "Mystery!", starring Helen Mirren as Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Jane Tennison. Novelist and series creator Lynda La Plante was inspired by the women who worked at Scotland Yard. The show was a success and six more seasons followed. The series finale aired in late 2007.

Meditation for Dummies

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Wed., June 28 at 7 p.m.

Join meditation instructor David Newcomb as he teaches simple meditation practices that can be used for reducing stress in daily life.

Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Southwest Library book discussion, Sat., June 24 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 24.  Copies of the June title, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, are available at the information desk.

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Her Initials are W.W.

Get Your Lasso and Bracelets Ready!

Perhaps you've noticed that a certain female superhero made her film debut recently. If not, then you are missing an awesome movie! But to be fair,  Wonder Woman – the Amazonian princess who features a lasso and bracelets – has been around since 1941. I have been a fan since childhood and still have a picture of  my Halloween costume as the demigoddess.

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On Pointe

Literary Fiction about Ballet

As an art form, ballet is complex -- blending grace and power, beauty and control. This complexity shapes the demands that ballet makes on those involved in its production, particularly dancers, as well as the rewards that they can achieve and in these many and various tensions and triumphs, there is opportunity for nuanced narratives, making the world of ballet an apt setting for Literary Fiction.

Shooting Women-- Behind the Camera, Around the World

Phenomenal Women

"Women hold up half the sky, but it is the heavier half." (ancient Egyptian Nut; ancient Chinese proverb) "Man is the head, but woman is the neck that turns the head." (South African Proverb) It often is said that "behind every great man, there is a great woman." That is because strong, intelligent men choose strong, intelligent women whose stories often don't get told.

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June is...Great Outdoors Month!

Celebrate Inside or Out With Your Library

Whether you're a true-blue outdoor adventurer, or an indoor cat like me, reading about outdoor exploration is a fun way to get the summer started. From camping and hiking, to humor and one fictional tale of survival, bust out the bug spray and enjoy all that June -  Great Outdoors Month - has to offer at your library:

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