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Dancing About Architecture

The famous, but unattributable maxim, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” is something I’ve heard for years and have considering lately. Because… why wouldn’t someone dance about architecture? Taking someone’s craft and engaging with it through another creative practice that fits better with an individual’s skillset seems like it could only add the self-expression that lives in the world and can then go on to be inspiration for someone else.    

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Now Streaming: BBC Studios

Available on Kanopy!

Enjoy watching British TV series and movies? Find popular titles on the new BBC Studios suite on Kanopy, free with your library card! Catch up on earlier seasons and discover titles you might not have seen on PBS. You may spot a few familiar faces in the cast as you watch.   ~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian

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Now Streaming: Hispanic Heritage Month

Available on Kanopy!

Celebrate Hispanic voices and discover their stories in the Hispanic Heritage Month collection on Kanopy, free with your library card! The special collection of movies and documentaries was compiled by Kanopy staff. For your viewing pleasure, discover titles from Spain, Latin America, and South America in the "World Cinema" section.

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Now Streaming: Summer Reading

Available on Kanopy!

Looking for great movies to watch this summer? Enjoy fantastic adaptations of popular and classic novels in this special "Summer Reading" collection on Kanopy, free with your library card! Discover the lives of the authors who wrote these books with in depth documentaries. For beginning and young independent readers, a selection of Kanopy Kids titles are available. This special collection was compiled by Kanopy staff.

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Now Streaming: Asia on Screen

Available on Kanopy!

Watch the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the "Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month" collection on Kanopy, free with your library card! This special collection of documentaries and films was compiled by Kanopy staff. Also available for your viewing pleasure, the "Asian Cinema" collection features movies in their original language with English subtitles.

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The Last Duel by Eric Jager

Staff recommendation

In 1386, Jean de Carrouges returned home to France from fighting in Scotland. His wife, Marguerite, had stunning news for him. She told him that Jacques Le Gris, a squire, had entered their home and forced himself on her.

Men of Change

Men of Change: Power, Triumph, Truth

A Book, Film and Music Playlist

Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, "Men of Change" is a traveling exhibition that features portraits of African American men who have altered the history and culture of this country.

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Staff Pick: Trolls World Tour

Join Poppy and her friends on the Trolls World Tour! When Queen Barb of Rock steals music from the other Troll music lands, Poppy sets out on an adventure to save the music. You can watch the movie in theatrical release or in dance party. The fun continues on the bonus features!

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Movie Review: The Witch

Toni recommends watching this nontraditional witch story as we head into Halloween season

Written by Toni Jackson, Teen Aide at Georgetown and Teen Council Member since 2019. 

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Teen Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

Thrilling moments that a Marvel fan at any stage can enjoy.

Review written by Jerell King, Teen Aide at Anacostia Library, MBSYEP Employee and member of the Teen Council since 2018.

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