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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Girls Rock and Read!

Picks for music-loving teens

Every year, DC Public Library staff give the campers over at Girls Rock! DC camp a book list to rock out to. Here are a few of our top picks of Young Adult fiction that features music as a main character or theme... for the young music lover in your life, or just for you!  

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Tuesday Night Movies

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. In Auditorium A-5

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! Aug. 4 While We're Young Dramedy about a middle-aged couple whose lives are turned around when they meet a much younger couple. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star. Directed by Noah Baumbach. 97 minutes. 2015. R. Aug. 11  Dark Victory Classic tearjerker with the great Bette Davis as a wealthy woman with cancer. Also starring George Brent and Humphrey Bogart. Directed by Edmund Goulding.  106 minutes. 1939. NR  Aug. 18 

The Killers


'The Killers'

Our next story/film will be Ernest Hemingway's The Killers. This story can be found in many short story anthologies. It is emblematic of Hemingway's spare style and emphasis on dialogue. Ask the librarian for a copy of the story -- it'll take you five minutes to read, but perhaps longer to figure out.


Hero Stories on Film: 'The Incredibles'

Our Summer Reading movie choice

Join us on Friday, Aug. 21 from 3 p.m. to 5pm as we watch The Incredibles. It is the perfect incorporation of our Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story!" 

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Celebrating Washington's Neighborhoods

Our City Film Festival encore

Did you miss the Our City Festival this year?  You can still see an encore of three of the best indie shorts that local filmmakers have to offer. Join us on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. for the following powerful and reflective documentary films:    Chinatown  (2013, 28 mins) Yi Chen

June Jordan and Angela Davis

A Celebration of June Jordan and Angela Davis

A Place of Rage: Documentary film

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for a special showing of the documentary A Place of Rage. This 1991 documentary highlights the life and work of Black feminist activist and writer, June Jordan and legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis. Also features interviews with Alice Walker. We'll meet in Room 316.

Fahrenheit 451

Book to Film Club

'Fahrenheit 451'

Fahrenheit 451 -- the temperature at which paper burns. In a dystopian future, the state employs men to burn books contrary to the party line. But what happens when one of the men hired to burn the books starts reading them? The novel is widely acknowledged to be one of Ray Bradbury's best. Come in to the library and pick up a copy. The film features brilliant direction from Francois Truffaut and inspired acting from Oskar Werner.  As always, there will be popcorn. Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

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Movie of the Month

'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'

Every hero has a story.  A billionaire high tech crime-fighter is no exception. Join us as we continue our Adult Summer Reading celebration with this animated fan favorite.

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Tuesday Night Movies

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! July 7 Get Hard Crazy comedy with Will Ferrell enlisting Kevin Hart’s help as he prepares to serve a prison sentence. Directed by Etan Cohen. 100 minutes. 2015. R. July 14   Ex Machina A programmer wins a competition; the prize…interaction with a beautiful artificial woman! Written and directed by Alex Garland.  108 minutes. 2015. R  July 21    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns [Parts 1 & 2]


'Purple Rain'

Celebrate Black Music Month and Prince's birthday!

Come join us on June 22 at 6 p.n. in the Black Studies Center for a showing of the groundbreaking 1984 film Purple Rain. With an award-winning soundtrack and dynamic performances by Prince and the Revolution, this film continues to amaze, 30 years later. The semi-autobiographical plot follows the journey of a young musician facing the challenges of a dysfunctional family, dissatisfied band, and rocky romance, while he discovers his musical voice and his star begins to rise.